If you’re in the latter stages of wedding planning you’re probably getting down to all the little details, including what jewellery you’re going to wear with your gorgeous gown. Whether your dream dress is simple or ornate, jewellery is a wonderful way to show your personality and finish off your bridal look. For some advice on what’s hot this season, we headed straight to Vancouver-based jewellery designer Elsa Corsi. Here are her top five sparkly picks for the coming wedding season:
1. Dainty Drop Earrings
Sometimes all you need is a little bit of sparkle on your ears, and Corsi notes that this stylish and approachable earring style is in high demand with brides. She points to Natalie Portman’s recent Oscar ensemble (see above) as the right way to wear this trend. A smaller earring means you can wear a necklace, too! Keep your hair and makeup simple and polished to complete the look.
2. Daring Chandelier Earrings
Glamorous, shoulder-grazing earrings never really go out of style, and they’re a great choice if your wedding dress has a more complicated neckline. Major earrings are perfect if you’re looking to recreate a sexy, red-carpet vibe on your big day.
3. Retro Chic Necklaces
Another jewellery trend Portman nailed on Oscar night? The chic collar necklace. Corsi notes that brides are gravitating to shorter necklaces with lots of rhinestone detailing. Pearls are still a popular choice for weddings as well, and Corsi thoughtfully outfits each piece with an ornate clasp so even the back looks beautiful—this is especially important if you have short hair or are planning on wearing your hair swept up!
4. Bold Cuff Bracelets
Depending on your gown, you might not need any jewellery on your upper body—that’s where cuffs enter the scene! The cuff is perfect for the modern bride, and the truly fashion-forward will dare to wear more than one. Layer different cuffs and bangles together, or wear one statement piece on each wrist.
5. Bright Colourful Stones
Swarovski crystals come in a rainbow of hues, so why limit yourself to clear for your wedding day? Colourful jewellery can be a great way to incorporate your signature hues, and we love a pop of colour with a white wedding dress! Naturally, colourful pieces make great bridesmaid gifts, too. Corsi’s delicate drop earrings in every shade from emerald green to canary yellow and hot pink are always flying off shelves!