Perfect Pairs | How to choose bridal earrings to suit your wedding dress neckline
Finding your perfect wedding dress can be quite the challenge. When it comes to choosing your bridal earrings and other accessories, there’s also so many directions you can go in. Are you looking to capture a timeless and classic vibe, bohemian chic, modern and clean, or perhaps sophisticated and feminine? Or maybe a combination of all of the above?
The good news is once you’ve chosen your wedding dress and have an idea of your bridal hairstyle, finding those finishing touches often comes down to your personal style and the lines and aesthetic of your dress. The challenge is not to over-accessorise and to choose key pieces which will anchor your look. You don’t need to look like a Christmas tree – sometimes just a headpiece, veil or a set of statement earrings are all you need.
We love to work with brides to offer advice and recommendations on bridal headpieces, veils and jewellery to accentuate the features on their wedding dress. Often the first place we look at is the neckline of the dress and the general mood of the gown.
Low V neckline or low back:
A low V neckline or low V back is the ultimate in sexy sophistication. A low front doesn’t necessarily mean you need to wear a necklace to fill the space. Instead, consider statement earrings with a longer drop or a backwards facing headpiece can be the perfect details to accentuate the lines of the low V. Play on the long angular lines with unique accessories such as chain thread earrings, a long pearl drop or a clean wedding veil that highlights the strong V lines.
An illusion neckline is feminine, sophisticated and sleek. Pairing this neckline with a necklace can damage the sheer netting and often draw attention away from the rest of the dress.
We love the look of longer earrings with an illusion neckline to elongate the neck and also frame any details that might be applied to the neckline and sleeves.
An off-the-shoulder neckline is sensual, chic and utterly feminine. It draws attention to the neck, face and shoulders in the most beautiful way. It’s a shame to over accessorise this area and often a set of longer earrings or a backwards facing headpiece or crow is all you need.
If you just want a touch of sparkle, opt for some simpler studs to keep this area open and clean.
TULIP earrings | MARJORIE headpiece
We love to pair high necklines with anything from stud earrings that draw attention to the face to longer earrings on the delicate side. Avoid heavy chandelier style earrings if your dress features a lot of detail around the face as this can be a bit distracting and compete with the other details.
Pearl or crystal studs or dainty chain earrings are the perfect way to add a classic and sophisticated detail to a modern and chic neckline.
A wedding gown with long sleeves feels regal and sophisticated with a classic beauty like no other. Don’t be afraid to pair long sleeves with longer earrings if your dress features an open back. If your back is more enclosed, opt for timeless pearl or crystal studs to minimise the details around the face and neckline.
A sweetheart neckline is one of the most versatile necklines to accessorise. The world is your oyster. A necklace, earrings, headpiece and/or veil will all work together but the key is not to over-accessorise.
If you’d love to wear a crown, you don’t necessarily need to pair it with larger-than-life earrings or a necklace. A statement crown can look absolutely exquisite with crystal studs and no necklace, drawing attention to your face and dress.
Your bridal hairstyle
Your choice in bridal hairstyle should be based on the neckline and style of your wedding dress, your personal style and what will feel the most comfortable on your wedding day. If you don’t like to show your neck, there’s no reason why you should feel obliged to wear your hair up on your wedding day. Similarly, there’s no reason why you can’t wear long statement earrings if you choose to wear your hair down – there’s ways around it to ensure your look is still open and clean. A side swept or half up hairstyle gives you the best of both worlds. You can still wear your hair down and accessorise with larger earrings.
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