You've done the whole ordeal. You have tried on the 53rd dress, and you now can tell a mermaid cut from a princess cut in your dreams. You have finally found #theone and once you have declared a resounding “hell yes!” to your wedding dress, you feel one step closer to your wedding look. And it is surely a great feeling! You have your canvas ready and all you need are the little details that will bring the whole picture together.
Adding that element of visual interest completes any outfit, like fuzzy socks and potato chips complete a lazy night of Netflix-bingeing. So, how exactly do you dress up that epic dress in a way that leaves behind a trail of gasps (the good kind) on your wedding day? We tell you how!
Top It Off
Let's be honest, how many other days in our lifetime do we get to wear a sparkly, embellished headpiece and get away with it? Probably just a few! Your wedding day is certainly the day to just go for it. There are so many pretty hairpins and combs that you can choose from, it's unbelievable. From traditional tiara-like options to hats with veils and flower crowns- in terms of bridal hair accessories, it's a candy store out there! And how can we not talk about flower crowns and how amazing they look with wispy waves and loose hair, giving you a free-spirited vibe? Now veils- that’s another chapter which we shall discuss in a heartbeat.
Cover It Up
A cover up adds that bit of extra to your bridal dress and is a clear reflection of the vibe that you want to establish. While some brides opt for a bridal topper to add extra flair to a bridal look, others may choose the addition as a matter of practicality and as a way of embracing the seasonal elements, especially when it comes to colder months. For bridal cover ups and wraps, you might play it safe and complement your sleeveless wedding dress with a long-sleeved lace jacket or a luxe, faux fur bridal capelet. You might want to go all-out with ornate capes, sparkles, denim or even leather. Cover ups can be complementary while they can also be a complete juxtaposition - that's why they are so much fun!
To Veil or Not
Now, back to veils! It's definitely a choice. You either want one or you don’t, and it’s okay either way! We love the addition of a bridal veil because it really does add an ethereal and floaty vibe to bridal attire. Also, the fact that you feel like a Duchess while walking down the aisle doesn’t hurt either. If you are for the case of veils, the choices are abundant and specific. You can go all out with intricate embroideries and delicate laces, or you can go for a floaty barely-there option. You can go full-on Nicky Hilton with a mile-long veil or go for a Miranda Lambert look for a more retro spin. Unveil the magic of the veil and dive into the long and short of it (literally!) to find your perfect one!
Belt or Sash
Add some personality to your bridal attire by adding a silky bridal sash or a sparkly belt. While some dresses already come with one, some brides might have to search to find something perfect to match their dress. It will surely give your outfit an instantaneous lift while accentuating your curves. Think of it like sprinkles on a cupcake! If your dress is heavily beaded, you might want to go for a more simple and classic bridal design while choosing a belt, and for a more streamlined no-fuss dress, you can dial up the sparkles and embellishments.
Match Your Metals-or Not!
It is encouraged for one to choose their metals wisely. It is no surprise that some outfits match better with gold jewelry, while some are better suited with silvery tones. For instance, a stark white gown will probably look better with silvery accents, while a more champagne-colored or cream dress will team better with golden accents. While in certain cases, this theory is contradicted with an occasional dress that mixes metals warm and cool tones harmoniously in their embroidery and beading work-providing you with the liberty of mixing your jewelry up. Enjoy the freedom!
Best Foot Forward
Let us break it down to you-you will be doing a whole lot of standing up on your wedding day! The last thing that you want to be thinking about on your special day is how your shoes are killing your feet. So comfort should be the number one priority when it comes to footwear. Go for an option that not only adds to your look but is loved by your feet! Apart from comfort, footwear is also an area where you can go crazy and experiment. Say yes to those heels with feather details if you are feeling it, or wear a pair of converse. As long as it makes you feel like a million bucks, there are no rules! Bridal shoes are another way to put a unique spin on your wedding day look.
Focus on Your Neckline
The neckline of your gown might not only highlight your décolletage but also guide you towards the perfect accessory to make your outfit shine. Pair your stunning strapless number with a statement necklace or leave your neck bare and go for a pair of sparkly earrings instead. Another great touch is to incorporate the accent colors in your choice of wedding day jewelry. It's a subtle yet striking addition that will make your wedding outfit complete. If your wedding dress has a plunging v-neck, consider going for a crystal choker, as it manages to make a statement without being overbearing. Dainty barely-there pendants are also charming in their own way and present a delicate touch. Determining the bridal jewelry that makes you shine is imperative, but ensuring the jewelry walks hand-in-hand with your dress neckline is even more so!
The bridal accessories are the frosting to your cake! It is essentially your window for self-expression on this very pivotal day of your life. Wedding gown accessories come highly customizable now, letting you craft your bridal look to reflect the true you. If you are a little confused, there is a whole array of modern bridal inspiration that you can choose from out there in the vast stretches of the internet. From affordable wedding gowns to wedding resales, there are plenty of options to consider. Get browsing, and who knows what treasures you will find. Meanwhile, don’t forget the most important wedding accessory-a radiant smile!
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