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Accessorize Your Wedding Dress

Weddings demand a different set of jewelry and accessories unlike any other occasion. Learn how to choose which pieces work best with your wedding day look.

A bride’s special day calls for special accessories. Every bride is different, and you should reflect your personality and sense of style. After all, it’s your big day. Overall decor depends on the bride and groom’s desire for a traditional or a quirky wedding, or perhaps somewhere in between. But the accessories that will accompany the wedding dress are essentially down to the bride herself.

Accenting your wedding dress is a personal decision. Much of what comes after first depends on the dress. What sort of style are you going for? Does the piece already feature a lot of adornment? What style does the dress already evoke? The answers to all of these questions will help guide you to which pieces you may want to choose to wear. For instance, if the dress features a lot of flashy beadwork, lace, and other flourishes, then minimalist jewelry will work best. Or perhaps none at all. If the dress is a work of art in itself, then too much jewelry or jewelry that is too busy will take away from its power.

If you’re wearing a simpler dress, however, then there is more room to play with different looks and ideas. If you are sporting a low or open neckline, or a strapless look, then a necklace or earrings will work great. Pairing a necklace and earring often crowds the upper portion of your look, unless you pair a simple stud earring set with a necklace, and the choice of either will also depend on your intended hair style on your wedding day. If the bodice isn’t too busy, then a statement necklace will look great, perfectly accenting your neck, shoulders, and torso. A statement necklace can be bold and bright, or a simple white, pearl design. It all depends on your personal style. Rings may work, but since the highlight of the day is the placement of the wedding ring during the ceremony then you might want to focus the attention on that ring alone. Bracelets are totally welcome, but try wearing one on your right hand to balance out the wedding ring after the ceremony.

Don’t forget, you can also change after the ceremony and before the reception. The reception is more about fun and comfort, so keep all of these things in mind when planning out your overall ensemble. More pronounced pieces can be brought out for the post-ceremony dancing and partying, and a change of shoe might also be in order to help you dance the night away more comfortably. If you’re afraid of mixing traditional with your own quirks, you can always reserve your personal touches for the reception and stick to simple tradition for the ceremony. That way, you have the best of both worlds. Your choice of wedding dress accessory is entirely up to you and your chosen wedding style.

Find the perfect one for your wedding day at Chicastic.

Accessorize Your Wedding Dress

Mint Fashion Jewelry

Colors can come and go in fashion just as styles of clothing do. Mint emerged on the scene a couple of years ago and seems to have some staying power. This color is bright and refreshing, adding a bit of chic coolness to any ensemble. While initially associated with the lush greens of spring, it has lasted through the summer and can even be worn to brighten chiller autumn looks and mirror the iciness of winter. Though clothing pieces are still hot, mint jewelry is definitely trending and can last you well through the winter and into the coming spring and summer.

Mint-gold jewelry is everywhere right now. Seeing a recent comeback these past few seasons, gold is back with a vengeance and has taken mint along for the ride. The two are glam together and can brighten up any outfit without being too bright or overwhelming. Statement necklaces, chunky bangles or cuff bracelets, and even solid-toned rings and retro, over-sized gemstone earrings feature the color. Silver is an option too, of course, and gives off more of that icy, wintry feel. Either combination can be worn throughout the seasons and look best when worn with neutrals like black, grey, or even navy blue, as well as alongside complementary colors such as purples or blues, though the darker the tone the better. When paired with darker colors, the refreshing jewelry stands out and is allowed more room to truly shine and take center stage. Don’t forget the power of other accessories! Chiffon scarves or handbags are just as much accessories as jewelry and can be used to similar effect. A chain-strap purse can also combine the elements of gold/silver jewelry when paired with this cool shade for added glam.

When worn against a backdrop of neutrals or dark, complimentary tones, it can stand out and add oomph. When worn with khaki, beige or white, this shade adds a bit of color and compliments the generally cool and light nature of the outfit, but when worn over darker colors such as black, navy blue or even a rich plum, this mint shade can really shine and stand out. Like any other color or pattern, try to be aware of how much of it you’re using in a given outfit or ensemble. Thankfully, the gold/silver combination helps break up the colors and adds some dimension, but otherwise, mint is more of an accent color and packs more punch when used sparingly and wisely. Check out mint jewelry at Chicastic and find something that you like. 

Turquoise Mint Jewelry