When it comes to bridal jewellery, your wedding necklace can be a key accessory and feature of your outfit. Just like your wedding and engagement rings, your bridal necklace will appear in all your photos and will possibly become an heirloom that you pass down through your family.
With that in mind, it’s important that you choose the right necklace for your wedding day. There are many aspects that will factor into the type of necklace you choose:
- What type of dress are you wearing?
- Does it feature any pearls, crystals, sequins or beads?
- Is your dress intricate or simple?
- Is your style vintage or contemporary?
- How will your hair be styled?
- What other pieces of jewellery will you be wearing?
- Is there a family heirloom you want to wear?
- Do you want to add a pop of colour?
Perhaps one of the most important factors that will influence your wedding hair, earrings and necklace, however, is the neckline of your wedding dress. Depending on whether you choose a strapless gown, sweetheart neckline, high collar or plunging V, the style of your accessories will change. Here are some of the top necklace designs based on your wedding dress!
If you are wearing a strapless wedding dress
Ladies wearing a strapless wedding gown will want an attention-grabbing necklace to avoid looking bare in the decolletage area. These styles of wedding dresses usually have a more modern feel, so avoid anything too traditional like a string of pearls or traditional-length pendant. Instead, we suggest creating depth by layering a multi-strand necklace or a collar necklace for something a bit more edgy.
If you are wearing an off-the-shoulder wedding dress
Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are inherently more vintage in style, so avoid wearing modern chokers. Instead, take your lead from the type of sleeves on your gown. Long sleeves will pair best with a sweet and simple chain, while cap sleeves and sheer fabrics can be styled with more detailed and intricate pieces.
If you are wearing a wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline
This sweet and delicate neckline works best when paired with shorter necklaces with a little bit of sparkle. Of course, the particular style of necklace will also depend on your preference and body type. For ladies with a larger bust, we recommend a dainty and petite pendant for a subtle sparkle, while smaller ladies will find that an intricate collar will balance out the gown.
If you are wearing a wedding dress with a V-neck
If your wedding dress features a plunging neckline or V-neck, pendants are always a safe and stylish option. That said, we’re seeing more brides pair this look with elegant lariat necklaces for an elongated line that draws the eye down the length of the dress. This versatile style is also perfect for chokers as long as they feature elements that draw the eye downward.