Monday, January 12, 2009

Harmony: the jewelry and the dress

Bonnie from Bonita J, the online jewelry shop, has some insightful tips on how to pick the perfect accessories for your big day!

Pulling your entire look together for your most beautiful day is one of the fun parts of planning your wedding.  Finding the right bridal accessories to match that gorgeous gown is essential to polishing off your look.  A wedding necklace is the perfect accessory to draw attention to the detail and style of your gown and here are a few hints to consider when selecting your wedding necklace.

A beautiful draping lariat is the perfect wedding accessory for that backless dress. With luscious pearls and crystals flowing in a beautiful pattern down your open back, you’ll look stunning walking down the aisle.  This type of necklace can also work well for strapless gowns.

The sweetheart, scoop neck, and v-neck style gowns all have several wedding necklace options. Many accessories flatter these gowns, but a y-drop or pendant style necklace accents your neckline perfectly.  The drop style works well to add a simple and classic look with coordinating colors that draw attention to the neckline.  Other options to accent these gown styles are chokers, single strand, multiple strand necklaces and illusion style necklaces.

The jewel, bateau and halter necklines limit your selection if you want to avoid them overlapping your gown.  The choker style necklace or small single strand necklaces look the best. This is because the high neckline only allows a small area to fit a necklace nicely.

Portrait or off the shoulder gowns, asymmetric, scoop neck and square neck gowns work well with single and double strand necklaces.  A nice way to add a little drama to the neckline is to double up your necklace, have a longer and shorter version of the same necklace that you wear together or add a chunky style necklace for a fuller look.

Whatever necklace you decide on to compliment your wedding attire, pick the one you fall in love with, that makes you fell pretty, and accentuates your best features.  Remember that after the wedding is over, your wedding day jewelry can be worn for many more special occasions, unlike other accessories.

Here are a few examples of Bonnie's beautiful wedding accessories:

You can find options like these and much more by visiting the Bonita J website, here!

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Dani said...

pearls are pretty much my best friend... love the first one! :)