How To Accessorize Your Wedding Dress

by Ryan Conner | December 5, 2012

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Monique Lhuillier gown accessorized with a belt, available at Warren Barrón.

Thank you to Elle Warren Harman and Cecilia Flores-Barrón, owners of Warren Barrón, for answering this week’s reader question:

I want to make a statement on my wedding day, but don’t want to look too trendy. What sorts of options do I have for bridal accessories that are fashion forward, yet still classic?

The key to making a statement on your wedding day is to keep it understated. Start from the bottom up by choosing a pair of shoes in a bold hue or with ornate embellishments. Belts are all the rage but choosing one that complements your dress rather than one that overpowers is important. You can do this by selecting a simple, neutral-tone, satin belt or by opting for a more elaborate belt on the narrow side. A belt will help accentuate your waist while adding enough flair to stand out. Feathers have been popping up in a lot of new hair accessories, and we see beautiful examples each time we go to market. The great thing about embellishments in your hair is that they are not always visible. You can literally turn your head and guests or your photographer can catch a glimpse of the piece–or not! If you want to make an impact, keep size and scale in mind. The bride should be the focus on her day, and not one element, theme, or trend.

One Response to “How To Accessorize Your Wedding Dress”

  • Merryn Stanton | December 6, 2012 | Reply

    I love the idea of accessorizing your wedding dress. I am having my wedding in March in Australia and am seriously thinking about wearing a tiara or something similar like a crystal headcomb. I think it will add a little sparkle to my look.