Once your wedding gown is secured, and your alterations are done, the next step is to think about your bridal accessories! Accessories, no matter how big or small they are, have the power to change your look and aesthetic completely. Not only should they complement your wedding dress, but the accessories you select should also reflect your style. From jewelry to cover-ups to veils, we have you covered. Whether you opted for a bold, embellished ensemble or a minimalist, chic gown, we are here to help you and have devised a few of our top tips for accessorizing your bridal dress. We hope this enables you to create the perfect wedding day look!
Less is more
Although extravagance and glamor can look truly dazzling, sometimes less is more, especially on your wedding day. There are so many accessory options to choose from it can be a little bit (or a lot) overwhelming for blushing brides. Depending on the type of bridal gown you have opted for, we recommend choosing two or three accessories you can't live without, such as earrings, a necklace, a veil, or a coverup, and go from there! If you have too many accessories, your bridal look can look too over-the-top, and the focus on your wedding gown will get lost. Select a few personal, meaningful pieces that will complement your wedding dress and make you feel your most confident self! We love how sophisticated and stunning our Acacia long sleeve lace wedding dress looks! With intricate lace designs and a figure-hugging fit, this gown doesn't need many accessories to stand out from the crowd. Pair with your favorite heels and earrings, and you're good to go!
Know your cover-ups
No matter the season of your wedding, a cover-up can be the perfect addition to your wedding gown! Cover-ups include bridal capes, jackets, and detachable sleeves. Depending on the silhouette and design of your dress, there will be a cover-up for you! For a chic, elegant touch, consider a whimsy cape or detachable sleeves to add extra layers, length, and drama to your ensemble. For more traditional brides, a bolero or shawl may be ideal for you. Each of our bridal cover-ups adds a different feel and flair to a wedding gown. Our Brisa long bridal cape jacket has been adorned with luxurious gold thread lace, perfect for the glamorous bride. Slip over your wedding gown for the ultimate red-carpet look. Our Aile rhinestone bridal cape is ideal for sparkle-seekers! Embellished with the most lavish rhinestone crystals, you will no doubt shine all night long. Lastly, our floaty and fabulous Carina lace bridal cape sleeves will have you looking like you've stepped out of a storybook. Made with sparkly tulle and lace, these sleeves will complement any gown majestically!
To veil or not to veil
One of the most popular and sought-out bridal accessories is, of course, the veil. Timeless and effortless, veils are undoubtedly elegant and romantic in every way. If you covet a traditional, classic look, a veil maybe your right decision. There are endless styles, lengths, designs, and materials to choose from, so make sure the veil you have in mind will pair perfectly with your gown. For example, choose a sheer, simple veil if your wedding dress features heavy beading work. However, if your gown is simple and minimalist, an embellished veil with decorative detailings may elevate your look beautifully! However, that doesn't mean veils are for all brides. Other options are hair accessories, for example, bows, clips, and headbands. Our Ari cathedral mantilla veil oozes elegance and fairytale vibes. Mantilla veils are one of the most traditional styles available and will not likely go out of fashion soon! Feel like an angel in this piece as you glide down the aisle.
Know your style
A staple piece of advice we can give any budding bride is to know your style. Once you know what style best represents you, you can move forward when selecting your accessories and add-ons. If you rarely wear jewelry, there's no need to overwhelm your bridal look with many jewels and sparkles. That's not to say you shouldn't experiment with different styles and pieces; however, the goal is to ensure you feel like your best self as you say I do. Our radiant bride, May, looks as stunning as ever adorned in her custom-made wedding gown. She kept the look classy and sophisticated with minimalist accessories for a truly refined, stylish look.
Match your jewelry to your dress
Our final tip is to match your jewelry to your wedding gown. If you are a jewel lover and cannot live without glitz and glam, be aware of matching metals to ensure a cohesive, elegant look. For instance, if your dress features gold accents and beadings, opt for jewelry with a gold base, or if your ensemble is a stark, pure white color, silver pieces work best with this hue and will complement it perfectly! Depending on the type of look you want, match the jewelry to the gown. We love how our Eilliva sheath gown looks ultra-glam with a stack of pearl bracelets, necklaces, and a sparkly headpiece. This ties the vintage and Great Gatsby-inspired look together like a dream! Our sultry Julieta lace and tulle trumpet gown look as glamorous as ever paired with a pair of bold, sparkly earrings for the sexiest, most stylish look. We love how this look radiates glamor and sophistication and isn't over-the-top with sparkles or jewels to achieve this!
We hope you enjoyed reading our top tips for accessorizing your wedding gown and that you found some inspiration before your big day!
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