The wedding dress on its own is a work of art and has no trouble commanding oohs and ahhs from onlookers, but dress it up with unique accessories and complimentary pieces and you’ll be wearing a Van Gogh.
The spring 2013 bridal runway was abuzz with candy-colored and two-tone dresses: deep burgundy, icy ocean blues, peachy pinks. It’s all about finding a color that you love and works well with your skin tone. And the dress doesn’t have to be all one shade or missing white altogether; choose a color block dress that pairs white with another color of your choice for unexpected elegance.
Sashes are simple accessories that add big impact. Tie one around your waist in a short bow or let it flow in back for a pleated color look. For extra oomph, match the sash color to your shoes.
Add a Wrap
Whether you’re having a winter wedding or just want a classy accessory, wraps, shrugs, boleros, and capes add a bit of charm to bare shoulders and work double duty in cooler weather or cold spaces. Wraps also come in lighter fabrics like silk and lace for warmer-weather weddings and they’re perfect for vintage looks.
Forgo the traditional string of pearls and opt for bold, statement pieces like draping beads or chunky decorative necklaces. If pearls are a must, look for pieces like the one below, which pairs the classic look with a modern touch for a bold, but elegant statement.
There are so many pretty hair accessories to choose from: sparkly barrettes, handmade headbands, and the traditional veil. But one way to make the decision easier is to choose a headpiece to match the theme of your dress. Is your dress of the boho-chic variety? Clip feathers in your hair or wear a circlet of flowers. Wearing vintage? Compliment your dress with a birdcage veil for bygone glamor.