Hive, I am having a necklace dilemma.
I love large (slightly obnoxious) jewelry. I have been on the statement necklace bandwagon since I was about 14. I love to wear a basic outfit with a bold pop of jewelry. Also, one of the perks of having a small chest is that I can rock long, chunky necklaces to my heart’s desire.
When it came to planning my bridal look, of course, I was all about the dress. I wanted the dress to be gorgeous and classic. And thankfully, it is turning out the be absolutely beautiful. (I am having it custom made.) So here is the problem: I have no idea how to incorporate jewelry. I want to find pieces that reflect my personality, but I don’t want to draw attention away from the dress. The neckline of the dress is rather dramatic and, realistically, I should probably just nix a necklace altogether. But deep in my heart of hearts I have to make sure I absolutely can’t make it work. Yes, I could wear bold earrings instead, but it just doesn’t feel the same.
Here are a few contenders:
1. Paro Necklace by St Erasmus
Image via St. Erasmus
This is from a previous season’s collection, so I am still trying to track this down. I would have to pay an arm and a leg for this bad boy. (The only reason this is even on the table is because I just Craigslisted my washer and dryer and now have a little splurge money.)
2. Kate Spade Pearl Cove Bib Necklace
Image via Kate Spade
This one is more of a compromise. It is certainly delicate and bridal, but I like how it would still cover my whole neck/chest area. I thought this was right in the happy middle, but my mom and sister vetoed it.
3. Ana & Ava Charlotte Pearl Statement Necklace
Image via Dillard’s
It’s easier to picture this one when a bride is actually wearing it:
Again, this is another bold necklace, yet still subtle thanks to the ivory pearls.
What necklace is your favorite? Did anyone else skip a necklace altogether and allow the dress to be the masterpiece that it is?