We love wedding accessories! Why? Because they’re a really simple, effective and often inexpensive way of adding that special something to a wedding look – especially when it comes to accessorising your bridesmaids.
We’ve always been fans of Dessy bridesmaid dresses. They come in a rainbow of colours and styles – from short and sassy to long and elegant – with a variety of necklines to suit your girls’ figures. They’re also good value for money and great quality. Many styles look more like prom dresses or cocktail frocks than traditional bridesmaid dresses, so your girls will want to carry on wearing them long after your big day.
Big day Dessy accessories
Floral shoe clips
If your maids are wearing flats or ballerinas, then add a splash of colour or detail with these pom pom shoe clips. Available in an incredible 35 different colours, you can buy different shades for each of your maids, match them up to flowers in your bouquet and do a colour contrast with their shoes (so you don’t need cream bows with cream coloured ballet flats). There’s also a crinkle chiffon shoe clip, too.
We also like this tulle flower with rhinestone detail. Use it to sparkle up a plain bridesmaid dress by pinning to the base of a shoulder strap or on the waistline. Again, available in a dazzling array of shades for colour matching or colour contrasting.
Pearls never look wrong at a wedding, especially if you’re having a vintage theme. When your shades are soft pastels – blues, pinks and maybe lilacs – pearls add a subtle sparkle. These pearl necklaces are worth investigating for your bridesmaids and flowergirls. They’d look so pretty in these walking up the aisle behind you and even if you’ve put your maids in different dresses, it’s touches like these that pull together your look. And of course these necklaces would make a lovely bridesmaid gift.
In our experience, little girls just love handbags! Present your flowergirl with this ivory vintage rosette bag and she’ll be completely delighted and feel like one of the ‘big’ girls. She can use it to keep all her bits and bobs in during the wedding reception, and it would look very pretty with her flowergirl dress. A sweet keepsake for her.
If you’re keeping hair simple on your wedding day, take a look at this beaded headband. This gives a bit of sparkle for your bridesmaids and of course, it’s something that can be worn to parties long afterwards. It also works with both long and short hairstyles as well as bobs.
The Duchess of Cambridge has made the clutch bag all her very own and it’s an elegant accessory to wear with an evening dress – there’s no shoulder strap to spoil the line of your frock and a clutch is just big enough to hold those minimal essentials like lipstick, keys, credit card and a phone. A really practical gift for your bridesmaids would be this quilted satin clutch bag, which has a decorative tassel that makes it even more special. It comes in all the colours you’re looking for – from pastels to deep jewel tones. Perfect!
Flower in the hair
This feather flower hair clip might be just the thing you’re looking for to finish off your bridesmaids’ updo. Available in ivory or black, it adds a subtle decorative touch.