Accessorising Your Wedding Dress

Once you have chosen your wedding gown, it is time to start thinking about how to accessorise it with pretty details such as jewellery and headpieces.

You need to make a coherent style with each accessory complementing your dress. After the gown, jewellery is the most important part of your wedding look, so you need to make a clever choice. It can be something subtle and discrete like a thin necklace and a pair of delicate earrings which will add a hint of sparkle to your styling, or an interesting bold and colourful detail.

Be careful not to overdo it, so try to make a good balance. If you have a beaded wedding dress, all you need is a pair of matching earrings to make a stunning ensemble, while a classical satin gown always looks good with diamond jewellery or white pearls.

Bracelet

Bracelet

A pretty bracelet can be a fair addition to your overall look, but you should match it with the rest of your jewellery. If you are wearing pearls, a pearl bracelet will look great on you, and if you prefer vintage style, make sure that you find a bracelet that blends in nicely.

When choosing a necklace, it is best to pair it with the shape of the gown's neckline. A plunging neckline goes well with a pendant necklace, while a sweetheart dress looks beautiful with pearls or fine neckalces.

Earrings

Earrings

You can also let earrings be your key accessory! If you are wearing a strapless dress, skip the necklace and wear a pair of statement earrings instead. For traditional brides who prefer diamonds, opt for pear shaped diamond earrings and a diamond choker. 

Headpiece

Headpiece

From fresh flowers and satin ribbons, to crystal studded headbands, tiaras and crowns, a well chosen headpiece can add a touch of glamour and significantly elevate your wedding day style. You can use shiny beads, feathers, and flowers to match your flapper style dress, or simply decorate your veil with roses for a classic look.

Gloves are a very chic and elegant detail. Long satin gloves will look wonderful with a traditional dress while you can wear a pair of lace ones to accessorise your vintage style gown.

Hair Comb

Hair Comb

Of course, the most important accessory on the wedding day will be your wedding ring. Choosing the one that matches your engagement ring is a brilliant idea!

Wedding Band

Wedding Band

A pretty hair comb, adorned with flowers or embellisments, is a great option if your hair is tied back or even into a textured bun. You may choose a discrete pair of earrings that matches your hair comb.

Join The Bride's Diary to plan your perfect wedding. Use our interactive planning tools and build your wedding inspiration scrapbook. Share this exciting journey with thousands of other members in our Bridal Buzz forums. Welcome...

Register Now Sign In
Sponsored by Weddingstar Australia

Preview our

Current Issue

NSW
Illawarra
ACT
QLD
SA
WA

The Bride's Diary Partners