What Jewelry Should I Wear with My Wedding Dress?

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The big day is coming up, and you’ve likely been looking at dresses since the beginning of your engagement. After all, the wedding dress is one of the most iconic and special parts of the wedding day. To really express your own unique style, we recommend adding jewelry to your wedding day look. Figuring out exactly what jewelry goes with your dress can be tricky, but we’ve got you covered below.

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How to Coordinate Your Wedding Jewelry

There are a few key factors to keep in mind when selecting your wedding dress jewelry. Are you going for a statement look or a subtle one? Is your dress uber sparkly already, or does it need a touch of razzle dazzle added? One of the most important considerations is your dress neckline, which we get into more below. Aside from choosing jewelry that matches your silhouette, though, there are a few staples that we love:

  • For a lace dress: Consider pearls! They have been a huge part of bridal fashion for centuries.
  • For a modern dress: Wear a cocktail ring (in addition to your engagement ring) for a beautifully bold look.
  • For a jumpsuit: Rocking a jumpsuit instead of a dress? Diamond studs complete the understated vibe of a jumpsuit.
  • For a ballgown: If you’re wearing a large, billowy gown, we think that dangle earrings complement the princess feel with added sparkle.

What’s Your Wedding Dress Color?

Did you know that certain metals and colors work especially well together? If your gown is a classic white, go for silver or platinum to keep in tune with the bright tones of your dress. If you’ve gone with an ivory or off-white dress, yellow gold can bring out those subtle differences. And if you’re a big fan of pale pink, try our rose gold jewelry on for size!

What Jewelry Goes with Your Wedding Dress Neckline?

For a Strapless Dress

Bold statement earrings are perfect for a strapless gown. They’ll stand out beautifully with this simple neckline and draw the eye upward toward your gorgeous face. Long diamond earrings with matching tennis bracelets can also create a sophisticated silhouette. If earrings aren’t your thing, try a collar or choker necklace — if you’re rocking a vintage look, go with vintage-inspired jewelry, and if it’s classic, try a pearl strand. Keep in tune with the feel of your gown and you really can’t go wrong.

For a High-Neck Dress

A high-necked dress means you can’t really add a necklace, so make sure to make the most of your earring choices. A dangle or drop earring will add a sense of drama, while gorgeous studs in a unique shape offer unique simplicity.

For a Sweetheart Neckline Dress

A pendant that ends a few inches above your neckline paired with drop earrings will create beautiful angles with a sweetheart style. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, a lariat necklace that drops down a little above the “V” of your dress is the way to go.

For a Boatneck Dress

A boatneck, also called a Sabrina neckline, is perfect for highlighting your face. A diamond pendant or another simple style will work beautifully for an understated look. A colorful pair of studs will also pair nicely with this sophisticated neckline.

For an Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Because this neckline offers so much space between the dress and your face, a choker necklace paired with matching earrings will work wonderfully — or, classic pearls to emphasize this ageless neckline. If you’d rather emphasize the overall silhouette, dangle earrings with a good deal of movement will add a nice touch of sparkle.

For a Scoopneck Dress

The timeless scoop neck is just right for a matching pendant and earrings! You can’t go wrong with a simple diamond, sapphire, or ruby paired with stud earrings. Statement or drop earrings also work wonderfully, if you feel like foregoing the necklace.

Incorporate Meaningful Pieces

When it comes to selecting your wedding jewelry, we have a few other recommendations on how to pick meaningful pieces. Plus, check out What Jewelry to Wear on Your Wedding Day for even more ideas.

  • Symbolic jewelry, including cross jewelry or other religious symbols, is important to many on their wedding day.
  • Try colorful gemstones that match your wedding colors for an impressive, coordinated look.
  • An initial charm is a special way to celebrate your family name, whether you’re intending to change your name with marriage or not.
  • Add family heirloom pieces to your new ones to represent generations before you and the people you love.

To find the right jewelry for your big day, check out our entire selection of high-quality exclusive styles at Shane Co. You can even book a virtual or in-store appointment with one of our jewelry consultants to get help with picking the perfect piece!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published May 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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I agree that matching a pendant with the earrings would look quite elegant when wearing a wedding dress. I’m thinking about browsing for wedding dresses for sale soon because my boyfriend just proposed to me a week ago. We plan to wait for the pandemic to end before having a proper ceremony so I have a lot of time to browse for dresses.

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