Okay, people, repeat after me. “A bride should not resemble a mock up of a homecoming queen or Miss America’s body double.” Seriously. I’ve been researching bridal baubles for a friend of mine and it seems that the world of wedding wear is overrun with blazingly white four strand faux pearl chokers, giant multi-level rhinestone earrings, and two inch wide bracelets that look like miniature pageant tiaras. I get it. Brides want to look glamorous. Who doesn’t?
But, really, what’s more glamorous: A simple pair of precious or semi-precious gem stud earrings paired with a matching pendant necklace? Or a rhinestone replica of that blue diamond necklace from the movie Titanic?
Here’s a good rule of thumb: If your gown is highly embellished, stick to simple jewelry. And if your gown presents a simple, unadorned silhouette, your jewelry should get bigger and more elaborate. Good taste and personal preference playing key roles in both instances, of course.
What constitutes simple, yet glamorous? How about dyed freshwater pearl earrings?
Or understated diamond studs?