Which Jewellery Style Suits Your Wedding Dress?

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So you’ve found your dream wedding dress. Now, it’s time to accessorise! Knowing what kind of jewellery works with your gown is a good start to choosing the final touches that pull your entire bridal look together. Follow these 6 simple guidelines by the Wedding Team at the luxury online jeweller, TheDiamondStore.co.uk, and you’ll be ready to walk down the aisle looking utterly stunning and stylish.

Sweetheart neckline

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This gentle neckline offers the perfect opportunity to wear an elaborate necklace. Not only will it provide a beautiful counterpoint to the curves of the bodice. The simple, strapless design of your dress also means that a big jewellery item won’t look ‘too much’. Remember to keep the rest of your jewellery understated, allowing the statement piece to shine.

Plunging necklines

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A pendant is the perfect accessory for a neckline that dips into a deep ‘V’ or ‘U’ shape. Choose the chain length to match the scoop of the bodice. A 20-22 inch (50-55cm) chain will generally fall below the collarbone, which is ideal for a deep neckline. In comparison, an 18 inch (45cm) necklace will sit just below the throat.

High and asymmetrical necklines

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A high neck dress will look too ‘busy’ if you add a necklace. This rule applies to halternecks, asymmetric one-shoulder dresses, and necklines that rise above the collarbone. Choose magnificent drop earrings and a beautiful headpiece instead to balance out your look.

Straight necklines

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Collar necklaces, chokers and classic pearls look exquisite with straight bodices and bateau necklines. Because a straight neckline really shows off your shoulders and collarbones, a shorter necklace will really accentuate this area.

Wearing a veil

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If you’ve chosen to wear a veil, you’ll want to choose jewellery carefully. It shouldn’t look too overpowering – or be so ornate it gets tangled in the veil when your husband tries to kiss you at the altar! A simple pair of diamond studs or sleek drops will add the perfect touch of elegance and sparkle.

Finally, match jewellery colour with the whiteness of your dress

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You’d be surprised how much of a difference the shade of white in your dress can make to jewellery. Platinum, white gold, diamonds and pearls look beautiful with a pure white gown. Ivory and “diamond white” (a tone which is almost imperceptibly off-white) look amazing with yellow gold, rose gold and gemstones.

Last but not least, think “less is more”. It’s often tempting to go overboard with jewellery when you’re excited about your wedding day. If in doubt, stick to timeless bridal pieces that never go out of fashion. Diamond stud earrings, pearls, delicate white gold pendants and tennis bracelets look perfect with virtually any dress.