One of the most traditional accessories to the bridal gown, fashionable trends for 2017 are long and to the floor. Glamorous to say the least, the look embodies tradition. If the length is intimidating, consider choosing a short, stylish veil that will be attached on top, embellished with lace or flowers. Opting out of the the veil completely? Hair jewelry offers a variety of ways to express your style or theme. Looks traditionally have a floral motif and can be as simple as an ornamental hairpin to trending retro headbands and large, bulky jeweled clips.
Forever a classic, the stud is always perfect. Whether diamond or pearl, they are foolproof as an accessory to any gown. For the season ahead, long chandelier earrings are on point. Long is not only for general fashion, but the bridal look as well. For this look you will want to keep hair back from the face to showcase your stylish look and not to have the earring hidden. If embracing this trend, be sure to keep hair jewelry or bling to a minimum to avoid overpowering your face.
Tips to Toes:
Brides have always tended to lean toward neutral nail color or the French tip manicure so as to not clash with the white gown on their wedding day, but adding subtle color is not unheard of. A favorite this season comes from the OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Collection that was released in late 2016. Consider the soft color “I Believe in Manicures.” Although not the exact Tiffany’s color trademarked by the company, it makes an excellent element for the “something blue” for a walk down the aisle. Channel your inner Audrey!
Not since Mr. Big slipped that blue Manolo onto Carrie Bradshaw’s foot has a shoe been more associated with wedded bliss. Still considered one of the top shoe designs for nuptials, for some it may be less practical. It is all about comfort for the big and often very very long day. Pick a shoe that works for you. Whether a flat, a slingback, or even an embellishing sneaker for some, it’s more about comfort than style. Opt for two pairs! One for the ceremony and one for dancing the night away with your new husband!
For a dress “to die for,” simply slipping on the standard bra and panties just won’t do! Depending on the gown’s cut, (some gowns require no bra), select pieces that are functional and elegant. Many specialty stores such as Victoria’s Secret and David’s Bridal offer delicates especially for the bride. Garter belts and stockings aren’t just very sexy, but offer a breathable and easily manageable option for under the gown. Maneuvering a trip to the ladies room will need all the short cuts you can grab! Don’t forget the garter, still a staple in wedding tradition to this day.
Necklaces, Pendants and Pearls:
Depending on the neckline of your gown, necklaces or other such pieces are often a key accessory. Pearls are and always have been a symbol of elegance and tradition, with some brides choosing to wear heirloom pieces handed down from generation to generation. This year’s seasonal trends had chokers and collars in forefront. Shown in a fairly large size, chokers are seen adorned with massive stones or decorated with a variety of lace and embroidery. Again, the neckline will dictate what works for you. Simplicity can be achieved with a simple cross or pendant on a thin chain.
When choosing the look for your important day, start first with considering the theme of the nuptials. From formal to rustic outdoors, your look should always flow with the mood of the wedding. Make sure to find ways to incorporate your own individual style. Accessorizing is a perfect way to add those little touches to your gown, allowing the look to truly become your own. It’s the most important outfit you’ll ever wear!