How to Pick the Perfect Accessories for Your Weddingby Liz Gatherer
Accessories complete any outfit. This is true for your day looks, your evening fits, and your special evening-before moments in your bridal pyjamas. Plus, it’s true for your wedding. This is true for your day looks, your evening fits, and it’s true for your wedding. Yes, your dress is the main event, but it’s the accessories that work to complete the ensemble and help you look your absolute best. For some weddings, the accessories are big, bold, and stunning. In others, it’s going to be subtle and understated. There’s no right or wrong way to accessorise, but there are ways to help you find the perfect combination that makes you feel amazing.
First, Nail Down Your Dress, Hair, and Makeup
It’s hard to accessorise without first understanding what your base is going to look like. That’s why you shouldn’t worry too much about your jewellery or hairpins until you have your dress and you’ve decided on your hair and makeup with your MUA. Use those as a reference to inspire you then while you’re looking for accessories.
Best Earrings to Go With Your Look
Earrings are a great way to bring gold, silver, or colour up towards your face. While they’re not going to take centre stage if you have your hair down, they will still play an important part if your hair moves, you tuck your hair behind your ear, and so on.
However, if your hair is down, it’s a good idea to go with something small. Stunning hoops from the Lulu B hoop earring collection, for example, offer a wonderful little delight every time your hair moves.
If you have an updo, then you can go bigger with your earrings. This can mean full statement earrings or just longer earrings like dangling options that work to highlight the length of your neck.
Adding to Your Hairstyle with Accessories
You can keep your hair clean for a clean look, or you can dress it up. From adding a touch of romance with floral hair pins to dramatic with a full tiara, there are many great ways that you can add to your look by dressing up your hair. Braids, in particular, are a great tool to use when it comes to attaching hair accessories, making them a must for those with any sort of up-do or half-do.
Necklaces a Go or No?
The question of whether you should wear a necklace or not depends on the neckline of your dress. You can still wear a necklace if it’s a boat or high neck, yes, but it’ll likely get lost in the fabric unless you’re using a big and statement choker of some sort.
For most, necklaces are going to be a better fit for lower-cut dresses. The length of the necklace you’ll want to go for depends on the look. You can use a plunging necklace to add leading lines towards your bust. Unless that’s the look you’re going for, however, you’ll want to have a buffer. In general, you’ll want the lowest point of the necklace to be in the centre of the bare space on your chest. This draws the eye and lets it rest, and fills in the blank spaces in your wedding ensemble beautifully.