5 jewelry trends to consider for your big day
Your dress may make you feel like a bride, but it's your jewelry that conveys true regal elegance. In the search for the perfect dress, don't forget about the baubles that will frame your face.
Jewelry is a highly subjective undertaking and trends change quickly, so the key is to choose something that makes you feel wonderful – not just to jump on the latest bandwagon!
The wedding jewelry of 10 years ago was small and delicate, but as trends have changed, jewelry has grown. The most fashion-forward wedding jewelry makes a bold, large statement. Think bigger statement necklaces, large, geometry-inspired earrings, and lots of bling. If you opt for a statement piece, stick to just one and keep the rest of your jewelry relatively small.
Nothing but the classics
Classics are classics for a reason. No matter how old your pictures get, your jewelry will never look dated if you opt for timeless pieces. If you prefer to avoid fashion risks and love looks that are inoffensive and embraced by everyone, you can't go wrong with classic pieces. For a daytime wedding, pick delicate, small pearl earrings with a pearl strand or pearl-embellished necklace. For evening, diamonds, cubic zirconia, or a mix of these stones and pearls work perfectly.
Even your hair needs a little sparkle. Don't let your hairstyle alone do the talking. Instead, highlight your luscious locks with a big hair fascinator, romantic hair flower, or tiny hair pearls or crystals. Choose shades that complement your hair color. Brunettes look stellar with light-colored hair jewelry, while blondes and redheads tend to look best in colorful pieces.
Floral jewelry is the biggest thing happening in the wedding jewelry scene right now. From plastic flower necklaces to intricately detailed clay flower earrings that look like the real thing, you can't go wrong with a floral motif. If you opt for flowers, though, ensure the ones you choose match both your jewelry and your wedding bouquet. And stick to just one or two uses of flowers. Flower bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, and hair jewelry can be a bit overwhelming, and undermine the romantic aesthetic you're going for.
Blue isn't just a soothing color that's flattering on everyone. It's also a timeless wedding tradition. If you can't figure out what to do for your wedding day “something blue,” try wearing blue jewelry. It adds a pop of color that will look glorious in photos, and is particularly flattering on brides who don't look great in white or ivory. You can go for all blue jewelry, or select a mix of blue pieces and classic pearl or rhinestone baubles.
No matter what you choose, remember that you should feel good about yourself. Don't rely on your parents or your best friend; you and you alone know what looks right, and you don't need to look trendy or do what someone else tells you. Simply pick what makes you happy!