It’s a few weeks before your wedding and you’re trying on your wedding gown and something feels… missing. You need accessories to make your dress shine! Accessorizing can also make you feel more confident in your dress if you are feeling self conscious about your body. The right accessory can highlight your favorite features or disguise a part of your body that you might personally prefer to cover.
When picking your accessories, keep your everyday look in mind. Everyone at the wedding already loves you as you are, and you shouldn’t try to change how you look on your wedding day. Instead, just focus on looking your best and feeling beautiful.
Jewelry can be a great way to make sure that you sparkle on your wedding day. Keep in mind that it can be easy to overdo it when it comes to jewelry on your wedding day, especially if there’s a lot of ornate detail on your dress. That said, a wonderful bold necklace or a set of statement earrings can be a great way to draw attention to your face and compliment your dress.
Make sure your jewelry doesn’t clash with any details on your dress. I your dress features silver beads, you’ll probably want to go with silver jewelry instead of gold. This is also a great place to work in your Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue. An antique necklace or a set of sapphire earrings can fit the bill!
Belts and Sashes
If you’re self conscious about your figure or worried you might get overwhelmed by your dress, a sash or belt is a great way to accessorize! A sash will bring the eye to the narrowest part of your waist which will compliment your figure and can give the illusion of an hourglass — whether you have it or not! A sash can be fairly subtle, blending into your dress, but with some eye grabbing beading. It can also be a bold statement piece, pulling in flowers, beading, lace, and even bright colors! Most dress salons have a wide assortment of belts and sashes for you to try on with your dress so you can find something you love.
Sleeves and Boleros
Do you love your dress but wish it wasn’t strapless? If you wish your arms were covered up, there are lots of great sleeve options that can be added to your dress. Lovely long lace sleeves can give you a wonderful Kate Middleton vibe that will have you feeling like a princess. This is also important to keep in mind if you are getting married inside of a house of worship and keep to keep your shoulders covered. Other options that work well are lace or satin boleros. Faux fur wraps are a wonderful for brides to keep warm while looking glamorous during winter weddings.
Veils and Headpieces
You’ve probably already put a little bit of thought into whether you want a veil or not. Keep in mind that they can be a glamorous way to disguise any parts of your body you don’t love. A veil can help disguise your back or upper arms if that’s something that would make you feel more comfortable. Tiaras and headbands can also act as jewelry and draw attention up toward your face. This can help you feel like your best possible self on your big day!
Remember that everyone at your wedding — especially your new spouse — already love you and you shouldn’t be worrying about hiding “problem areas.” Instead focus on finding beautiful accessories that make you look your best.