You finally found your Anya gown. Now all you need to do is choose the finishing touches! Of course, your wedding dress may be the star of the show, but the right accessories will totally elevate your look and add a personal touch. But between jewelry, shoes, veils and other pieces, there can be a dizzying amount of choices to make, and you definitely don't want to go overboard. So before you buy anything, here are our top style rules for accessorizing your wedding dress.
Match Your Metals
You may not realize this, but some metals look better with certain dress colors. Fun fact: ivory is best paired with gold since it highlights the tint of the fabric. For a pure white dress, choose silver or platinum. You can have your pick with a diamond-white gown—a barely off-white color looks amazing with yellow gold, rose gold, silver or pearls. For example, if your gown has gold beading, pick a necklace, bracelet or earrings with a gold base.
Know Your Veils
The veil is the most iconic bridal accessory! Firstly, you'll want your veil to match the exact shade of your gown. Consider your body type too. For example, floor-length veils will elongate a petite frame while mid-length styles, can visually cut you in half, making them a better pick for taller brides.
Top It Off
Are veils not really your thing? From hair combs to fascinators, there are plenty of other ways to top off your look. Choose your hairstyle before you pick your accessory since some types will look better with updos than others. A flower crown, for example, is best with loose locks. You should also consider your hair type—dainty accessories may be perfect for fine hair, but won't be as noticeable in thick waves. Most importantly, make sure whatever you pick feels secure while you're moving around.
Keep It Comfy
No outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shoes. For the best fit, go shopping at the end of the day, when your feet are swollen from activity, and give yourself plenty of time to break in your new kicks before the wedding. To make your shoes more comfortable, consider buying moleskin, heel grips, strap stickers or gel insoles designed specifically for heels.
If you still need help with accessorizing your wedding gown, have no fear! We have Anya Bridal accessory specialists that will be happy to help you find the perfect styling! Give us a call!