As the bride, your wedding dress is the most important aspect of your wedding day attire. However, the right statement accessories can really help highlight the best features of your dress and help you feel all the more special on the day.
A fabulous pair of bold shoes will give your bridal look an edge of colour and style. From vibrant shades to colourful designs, there are many different statement shoes to choose from. Why not opt for a bold shoe that matches your overall colour scheme? Or a shoe with some sparkling embellishments? Shoes sporting elaborate patterns or interesting cuts can also look great, especially with a shorter dress hemline.
Remember to pick a pair of shoes that you feel comfortable in and that will last you through the hours of late night celebration. Those towering, skyscraper heels may look amazing on the shelf, but your feet won’t thank you for it by the evening!
Bridal shoes are traditionally designed to be super comfortable, but tend to come in low-key designs and pale neutral tones. Luckily, you can easily dye a classic bridal shoe yourself, using a dyeing kit. Alternatively, you can make a bolder shoe more comfortable by slipping in some gel insoles, or swap to flats for the late night dancing. Most of the photos have been taken by then, after all.
One of the best accessories for a bride is a beautiful statement necklace. This is especially true if you are going for a shoulder-less gown, a dress with a sweetheart neckline, or a high-necked dress with minimal embellishment around the collar.
A necklace fashioned from gorgeous crystal that sparkles in the light is especially striking on any bride. It will offer you a glamorous vibe, ideal for your wedding day. A crystal necklace will also offset a white or cream gown, acting as a stunning accent for your entire look.
In contrast, you can also go for a statement necklace in a more elaborate design. A necklace designed using coloured crystals, glass, or faux or real gemstones can look incredibly special. This also retains the glamour of the crystal necklace styled in white or silver. Tatty Devine specialise in bold, beautiful necklaces in fun designs, such as Cinderella’s horse and carriage or a necklace of linked metallic autumnal leaves.
Statement earrings styled using feathers, chunky colourful beads and tassels or drop-down jewels can also look gorgeous – especially with a stylish updo. Neon shades are especially on trend this spring and summer, ideal if you want a super-modern look.
A fashionable cover-up
Faux fur coats or light, airy shawls in pretty print patterns are great for the cooler months. Jackets crafted from luxe materials add style and warmth, or protection from the sunshine depending on the time of year. They make for an enviable wedding accessory. Woman and Home dives into getting the statement wedding cover-up right:
“Luckily, the high street is filled with a range of glamorous wedding cover-up options and investing in one will see you through the special occasion season looking positively fabulous (and keeping out any chills!). You may have a good idea of whether you’d prefer a bolero, shrug, cropped jacket or a simple cardigan, but will it go with your outfit? The best move is to take the rest of your outfit with you when you go shopping for your wedding cover-up. This means you can try each one on with your outfit and pick the perfect partner.”
Embrace statement accessories
There are many ways to add some colour to your bridal look. Will you be going for a sweet and simple look on your wedding day, or will you be rocking some bold accessories?