Wednesday, May 18

Bride Alert: Pearl Necklaces and Wedding Gowns

Are you in love? Are you getting married soon? Do you have troubles accessorizing the dress of your dreams? The match made in heaven does not need to refer only to your relationship. We have prepared an easy guide to help you with your jewelry choices.

Nothing completes better a wedding gown and adds to its glamour than a well-chosen piece of jewelry. Pearls are considered as essential in bride’s and bridesmaids’ wardrobe. They symbolize love, purity and are believed to bring happiness and prosperity to marriage.

True, not all brides pick pearls (oh, well, Kate, we forgive you, because you looked gorgeous anyway), but the versatility of pearl jewelry makes the choice easier for many. The safest approach is to follow the neckline of your gown with the shape of your necklace. A correctly chosen pearl jewel should not stand out too much and enhance your natural beauty instead of overwhelming it.

What if you don’t want to follow the classics and are willing to choose something more wowing than a simple strand? Here are some ideas for those of you who went for a strapless gown. (For the article about pearl necklace matches for V-neck and halter wedding dresses click here.)

Strapless neckline includes sweetheart and tube décolletés. It emphasizes your shoulders and the neck region. The right pearl wedding jewelry helps to compliment the top line of the dress and draws attention to your face. Many necklace styles work well with the strapless dress: close to the neck ras-du-cou, large pearl chokers resting at the collar bone and pearl necklaces in princess length are a good match. 

Multi-strand necklaces are also a great choice for the strapless wedding gown as long as you keep the necklace length at least one inch above the dress’ neckline to avoid overcrowding. A word of advice: remember that there are other pearl shapes than round that are great for the big day. We absolutely love petal-shaped keshi pearls that bring this extra-feminine sparkle to your neckline.

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Lariats and simple pendants are great with sweetheart neckline as they imitate the top line of this type of wedding gowns. Although they also work for other strapless dresses, the lariats might be tricky if they go too low and touch the dress’ neckline. A general rule for bridal pendants is or to keep it short above the neckline or go in the opposite direction and use ultra-long chains and statement pearl pendants to enhance the bustier part of the dress.

If you are not the biggest fan of necklaces, you might opt for chandelier earrings and an opulent bracelet instead. After all, the most important thing in choosing your wedding wardrobe is that you feel your beautiful and relaxed self in the first place! No bridezillas allowed!

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