Tips For Choosing The Ideal
Jewelry To Match Your Wedding Dress
by: Penny Olson
I think that the best place to start when making plans for your wedding is
turn to your dreams. Letís face it, we are women, and we've had a picture
painted in our minds of how this day "should be" since we could pick buds and
blooms from our mothers' rose bushes and pretend that we were brides. So we've
had a pretty good idea of what we are looking for long before we actually set
ourselves free in the endless sea of choices in styles, colors, themes, and even
textures of the wedding world.
One of the first things that most brides will do is start to shop for their
dress. Sometimes, as I did, you will find that the "Perfect Princess Dress" that
you always thought you'd have, just doesnít work for you. But this is absolutely
fine, at least it will give you a place to start and you can take it from there.
I would also suggest trying on everything that even slightly tickles your fancy.
You may be surprised at what you like and what you do not. The only reason that
I mention this in an article on choosing your jewelry is because life will be
much easier if you choose your dress prior to choosing your accessories, not the
other way around.
First, take into consideration the cut of your dress. A sleeveless dress can
carry a different shape of necklace and allow for more space on your chest for
decoration. A halter-cut may be more appropriate for a very simple, single
strand necklace or you may want to skip a necklace all together and focus on a
pretty pair of earrings and a bracelet. Keep in mind that these are only
suggestions and make decisions that will make you happy, it is your day after
Second, have a good look at the way that your dress is decorated. It could have
a very large pattern that covers the entire dress with sequins and pearls form
head to toe. Or, it could be very simple with the only accents being in the cuts
of the fabric such as different layering of materials, gathers, or pleats. The
overall style of the dress is a crucial detail to consider when choosing jewelry
that will compliment your ensemble. If you do not take the style of your dress
into consideration, you could end up with a result that looks awkward and takes
away from the over-all look that youíve set out to accomplish.
With simpler dresses, I would suggest going with jewelry that is more elaborate
such as the Swarovski Three Point Crystal Necklace. Necklaces with this much
detail work well with dresses that donít have much beadwork and really give the
dress the classic statement that it deserves.
With dresses that have a lot of detail, I would suggest jewelry that will follow
the theme of decorations in the dress, but go with something that will not
understate the dress. For a dress that has a lot of sequins and pearls over the
entire bodice, the Swarovski Crystal and Single to Double Pearl Necklace would
be the perfect companion.
Make sure that all of your jewelry coordinates. You donít have to buy a set,
although it would make your job of getting a classic look much easier and
guarantee a flawless match. But if you decide to "mix and match" your jewelry,
be sure that they have common elements, such as shapes, colors, styles or
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and precious metals. Costume jewelry is made from less valuable materials.
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Penny Olson is the owner and designer for www.brilliant-wedding-jewelry.com.