Glam up a simple bridal gown, make your mark on an heirloom wedding dress or add a modern twist to your vintage frock with our one-step fix: perfectly matched wedding jewellery.
Jewellery designer for Johnnie Loves Rosie, Oasis, Morgan and now the trend-topping treasures at Enticier, Michelle Theodorou reveals her top tips for accessorising your wedding dress, whatever your bridal style…
Layer up wedding jewellery with your sleek and simple wedding dress (we’re talking high on chic, low on embellishment) for a fresh take on a classic look. ‘Taking pearl strings of different lengths and draping them so that there are 3 or 4 strings is a really simple way of looking stylish,’ says Michelle. ‘It’s important to remember though that if the necklace is the feature then only wear small studs in your ears.’
Enticier pearl necklace, £65, www.enticier.co.uk.
Back on Top
Whether you’re tum- or bust-conscious or just love your beautiful back, make sure all eyes are on it as you stand at the altar with a beautiful back pendant. ‘Wearing a delicate chain with a pendant that sits flat against the skin really accentuates what is often the most toned area of a woman’s body,’ Michelle tips.
Enticier Tear Drop Diamante Pendant, £45, www.enticier.co.uk.
Ramping up your style status à la the Paris catwalks can actually be as effortless as it looks; just layer up your bracelets on both wrists: ‘Wearing five or six bands of different metals and stones can create a bohemian look,’ says Michelle. ‘It’s perfect for laidback summer weddings!’
Enticier bohemian bracelet, £20, www.enticier.co.uk.
Swap the traditional-look tiara for a bejewelled band that sits across the forehead for a princess look that’s fit for 2010: ‘Wearing a piece such as this with lightly waved hair ensures you will look like a wayward mermaid marrying her sailor,’ says Michelle.
Enticier feather tiara, £100, www.enticier.co.uk
Wedding jewellery can be more than just a pretty face; it can help create the theme for your whole day: ‘Jewellery is great way of creating a sense of continuity that will tie in perfectly,’ Michelle explains. ‘Why not apply all my pointers to your bridesmaids and see?’
OK, we think we’ve got it, but what if big-day jewellery jitters get the best of us? Her quick-fix tip for that last-minute dash to the wedding car: make like Coco Chanel. ‘If in doubt, remove the last piece of jewellery before you leave the house to ensure you aren’t over accessorising!’
Outside the (Jewellery) Box
Now you’ve glammed up your wedding look, why not look for your bridesmaids’ dresses, your groom’s suit or even get your mum in and find a mother-of-the-bride’s outfit…