Finding the Right Accessories

Finding the right accessories

Let's Accessorize!

Accessories can be the finishing touch that ties your look together perfectly, or they can look like unnecessary bulk that you threw on in all the wrong ways-and we're guessing you'd like the first! So, follow these simple rules to help you create a flawless bridal look.


  • Your ring is a must. Other than your engagement ring, you may not want to wear any jewelry on your fingers. You don't want to detract from the beauty of the ring!
  • Guide the eye. Use jewelry to guide the eyes of your guests to where you want them to be looking.
  • Balance your look. The jewelry you wear should balance your overall look, not overwhelm it. Remember to factor in the embellishment on your dress and in your hair.


  • Strive for a combination of elegance and practicality. Consider the surfaces you'll be walking on and the amount of time you'll be standing. If you're having a beach wedding, 5-inch stilettos might not be the best idea!
  • Should your shoes be a splurge? The more visible your shoes are under your dress, the more you'll be able to rationalize the cost.
  • Take your shoes to your fittings. Your shoes will definitely affect your dress alterations, so be sure to bring them with you to every fitting.


  • Try one on. Even if you think you don't want to wear a veil, try one on to be sure. Veils connect brides to the tradition of marriage and this might be a feeling you don't know you're missing.
  • Complement your gown. When it comes to matching, it's best to match perfectly or have a sharp contrast.
  • Consider your face shape. Full veils generally flatter narrow faces, while lighter veils flatter fuller faces.

See more style tips and tricks in our Fashion Ideas section »

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Posted on July 28, 2015