A day of sparkle

Central Otago Mirror - - WEEDDIINNGG GUIIDEE -

Your wed­ding day is al­most here and your ensem­ble is nearly com­plete. You’ve got your dress, veil, shoes, gloves and purse. Now all you need is some jew­ellery. The right jew­ellery can make all the dif­fer­ence be­tween look­ing good or gar­ish, so choose the pieces you plan to wear with care. Gen­er­ally, the more elab­o­rate your gown, the more elab­o­rate your jew­ellery can be. Keep in mind, though, that the wed­ding dress is the star of the show and you don’t want to take away from it, so less re­ally is more when it comes to se­lect­ing jew­ellery. While a match­ing set of di­a­mond ear­rings, neck­lace and bracelet might look good with that lit­tle black cock­tail dress hang­ing in your closet, it might not work so well with an in­tri­cately beaded, se­quined gown. The jew­ellery you se­lect should com­ple­ment your dress. If your gown is vin­tage, then you will want older jew­ellery, whereas if it is mod­ern, then you will want more con­tem­po­rary jew­ellery. The same prin­ci­ple ap­plies to stones. Are your brides­maids wear­ing royal blue dresses? Then you’ll prob­a­bly want to wear sap­phires or di­a­monds rather than ru­bies or emer­alds. Is your wed­ding dress drenched with pearls? Then you’ll prob­a­bly want to wear pearls rather than rhine­stones. The colour of the metal in your jew­ellery should com­ple­ment

your dress as well. Sil­ver and white gold tends to go well with white dresses, and yel­low gold with off-white dresses. If you are plan­ning to wear a neck­lace, you will want to give ex­tra con­sid­er­a­tion to the neck­line of your wed­ding dress. V- or sweet­heart neck­lines call for V- or Y-shaped neck­laces, whereas off-the-shoul­der dresses call for smaller neck­laces or chok­ers. High or in­tri­cately beaded neck­lines may re­quire no adorn­ment at all. Se­lect­ing the right bri­dal jew­ellery takes care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion. Study your wed­ding dress and se­lect pieces that will com­ple­ment it and add to your over­all ensem­ble.

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