Arguably the most important decision you will make for your wedding (aside from the person you will meet at the alter) is which dress you will wear on the big day. Choosing a neckline that complements your style and body shape is one way to make sure you feel your most beautiful, and adding the right jewellery can tie it all together perfectly.
This style will accentuate your collarbones and has a feminine, classic feel. Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic on-screen wedding dress had a bateau neck, so this style is quintessential Hollywood. Because this neckline sits quite high, it pairs best with a short, delicate necklace, or no necklace at all. If you opt for a bateau neckline, it may be best to play around more with your earrings to make a statement.
A V-shaped neckline is the perfect choice for someone who wants to show a little more decolletage. Ideal for a destination wedding, or for those (hopefully) beautiful June days in the UK, this neckline is summery and stylish. Make your look slightly bohemian with a long, delicate pendant that follows the V-shape, or keep it simple and let your skin do the talking. The plunge here is the statement, so you don’t want to over-do it with heavy pendants, or necklaces that are too wide and short.
Short necklaces work best with off-the-shoulder looks, and you can make them as statement as you like. If you want to go bold with your jewellery choices, a heavier, more detailed necklace such as a collar or choker can add personality and detail to your wedding look. Alternatively, if you want to leave your neck clear and let the gorgeous dress have its moment, drop earrings will complement the vintage feel of an off-the-shoulder neckline.
Refined and sophisticated, a sweetheart neckline is a favourite amongst brides. The heart-shape of this neckline is a detail in itself, if you want the rest of the dress to be more clean-cut. A delicate, shorter pendant or necklace that lies close to the neck will work well with this style, anything too long will get lost and anything too large can overpower.
Square necklines are a classic option if you desire a polished silhouette. A flattering shape for women with smaller shoulders, a square neckline will draw attention to your neck and collarbones. The best pairing for this angular shape is a necklace with a similar geometric look, or you can contrast the sharp corners of a square neck with a rounded pendant for a different spin. Whichever option you choose, make sure the necklace or pendant stays above the neckline so your guests can admire your gorgeous jewellery all day long.
Whether you are buying something new or wearing something borrowed, making sure your jewellery works well with your dress is an important detail for feeling perfectly put together on your big day.
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