HOW TO: Accessorise Your Gown

So, you’ve found the dress of your dreams. Now it’s time to style it to perfection so you really feel like a bride! On your wedding day, the devil is in the detail, so here’s our handy guide to accessorising your gown…

Once you have settled on your dress and veil for your wedding day, the next step in your bridal journey is to pick out the accessories that will complete your look. When picking jewellery,  your first step is to choose what tone you would like. Gold, silver, rose gold, and bronze all add a different twist to your bridal look. It is important that your jewellery truly compliments your chosen wedding gown. We find the following key really helps:

  • White gown = Silver, platinum or white gold pieces
  • Ivory gown = Gold or bronze pieces
  • Champagne gown = Gold pieces for a classic look, burnished silver for an antique look
  • Blush gown = Rose gold pieces.

Choosing which is the best jewellery tone for you will also depend on your wedding colour scheme and the palette you have chosen for your flowers and bridesmaid dresses. You should also pay close attention to your skin tone to decide which metal will suit your gown best. For example, silver will compliment paler skin and gold really pops on darker skin tones. That said, the most important aspect of your chosen bridal jewellery is that you love it and feel like a bride when you wear it with your gown!

From simple studs to glamorous drops, our jewellery collection from Lily and Rose offers styles that will compliment any bridal look. When choosing earrings for your wedding day, think about which style will best frame your face, as well as which will compliment your choice of hairstyle and veil. If you have chosen a simple gown and hairstyle, the world is your oyster. Make a statement with Miss Kate or add a sophisticated twist with Kennedy. If you would like to wear a more extravagant gown with a big, bouncy blow dry, we recommend a simple stud such as Miss Miranda.

Choosing necklaces and bracelets will be influenced on your style of gown. If you have chosen a strapless gown, you will find that a necklace and/or bracelet will make a beautiful finishing touch. However, if you are wearing a gown that has a lot of detail, sleeves or a high neck you may find it is better to edit down your accessories.

Another way to make a statement on your big day is with hair accessories. Whether you wish to layer your hair accessories to compliment your veil or are simply going without and would like a fashionable alternative, dressing up your hair style with combs or hairbands will allow you to add a glamorous twist to your look that leaves you feeling completely bridal.

If you have fallen in love with a hair accessory without deciding on how you would like your hair, we recommend taking your piece to a hairdresser and asking them to incorporate it into any test styles you are trying out. Many hair accessories, such as our Elodie Duo Combs, can be styled in multiple ways and it is a great idea to get a taste of a few different styles before you settle on your favourite.

Hairbands and flower crowns are incredibly on-trend right now. They are a picture-perfect touch to any updo or down hairstyle. Whether you are looking for a more glamorous style or would like to add a bohemian vibe to your bridal look, our hairbands are versatile and suit everybody. We even stock floral pins that allow you to create a fully customisable hair look for your big day!

Finally, it is important to think about whether you would like to add a jacket to your gown. Jackets are a great option for winter brides who have chosen strapless gowns but would like the option of covering their shoulders. Our delicate Lolita Jacket offers a sophisticated and stylish option for brides who wish to avoid a chill. For boho brides who wish to create a cold-shoulder look over an otherwise strapless gown, the Wren Jacket is a beautiful, beachy touch. We can also offer custom jackets for brides who know exactly what kind of cover-up they are looking for!

If you are interested in any of our wedding accessories, please send us an email at glasgow@eleganza.co.uk to find out more!