From choosing wedding invitation designs, to decorations and apparel, weddings consist of many details. One thing you don’t want to overlook is the jewelry you’ll be wearing.
Even if you rarely wear jewelry, it’s a nice touch to wear something special on your big day. After all, you want to look your best, and nothing makes you more stunning than a statement necklace, diamond-studded bracelet, or large hoop earrings.
But, just like clothes, there are trends when it comes to wedding jewelry. What should you wear to look beautiful and trendy on your big day? Luckily, the fashion industry is here to give us ideas on which styles we can expect to be popular.
How should you accessorize your wedding gown? Here’s a look at this year’s jewelry trends, courtesy of 2017 Bridal Fashion Week.
- Long earrings. These big bold earrings are long enough to touch your shoulders. These pieces of jewelry work to draw attention upward as well as frame your face. You or an older family member may have some heirloom jewelry that fits this description. If so, you would have the “something borrowed” category covered.
If not, some types of vintage jewelry would fit the bill. Rounded earrings work best for an A-line dress, but, for a more column style gown, choose angular earrings.
- Hoop earrings. Hoop earrings aren’t for the faint of heart. They haven’t been popular for walks down the aisle – until now. The slim, modern hoops work well for traditional dresses. They show off a little bit of edge and personality, so, if you’re looking to make a statement when you say “I do,” long hoop earrings will do the trick.
- Chokers. Chokers are all the rage among celebrities – and have been for the past few years. When will this trend end? Not anytime soon, apparently. Chokers are now making their way onto the wedding scene, as witnessed at 2017 Bridal Fashion Week.
If you’re opting for an elegant, voluminous wedding gown, choose a choker with a smaller chain. For strapless gowns and other demure gowns, a choker with a wide strap works best. Make a statement with an edgy choker, like something in black surrounded by pearls or diamonds.
- Cocktail rings. These oversized finger adornments – typically reserved for cocktail parties – are now making their way onto the bridal scene. As designers Jim Hjelm, Oscar De La Renta, and Yolan Cris proved, the bigger, the better. Models wore large red bands, oversized dome rings, and a colorful gem ring that took up three fingers. If you like this trend, find a ring that suits your dress the best. If your dress is already pretty showy, consider a ring that’s not too gaudy. Otherwise, you risk overdoing it.
- Forehead band. If you’re forgoing the veil, you might want to have something on your head for a touch of elegance. Tiaras are a bit too princess-like for some women, plus they give off a diva vibe that can be unattractive if done wrong. For a touch of beauty and style without the attitude, try a forehead band.
Runway models from designers such as Claire Pettibone, Francesca Miranda, and Anne Barge sported these dramatic jewelry pieces. They’re different from traditional headbands because they sit closer to the hairline. They also keep stray hairs off the face and out of the way so you can enjoy your wedding day without having to mess with your hair. Forehead bands work well with various types of makeup.
- Chains. Silver and gold chain links give off a modern but timeless vibe. Whether you choose earrings, necklaces, or bracelets, you’re sure to make a bold statement. Chains look best with simple gowns.
- Green jewelry. The traditional wedding saying goes “something borrowed, something blue.” However, the color green actually works better for most women. Plus, it looks good on all types of gowns, from simple to elegant. You have many shades of green to choose from, as well. Opt for dangly earrings that will show off your eyes.
Choosing the right wedding jewelry shouldn’t be a hassle. There are many trendy looks to consider, so choose one that complements the design of your gown while showing off your personality. Remember, it is your special day, a once-in-a-lifetime event. Don’t be afraid to make a statement!