If someone were to ask me “What’s your fashion style?” I would probably say “sparkly and sexy.” I like big earrings & lots of sparkle, and a V-neck top has never done me wrong. When it came to choosing my wedding jewelry, however, I went for understated and simple because I thought that it looked more “bridal.” I don’t know how I got to this conclusion, but I think I had become influenced by pictures of what I found in wedding magazines rather than focusing on my own personal style.
This weekend, while Mr. G wasn’t at home, I tried on my wedding dress and all of my accessories. Why? Because I love trying on my wedding dress and looking at myself in the mirror. (Do any other brides do this or am I just obsessed?) My dress was just as beautiful as the day I tried it on, but I felt that something just wasn’t right—it was the wedding jewelry, or lack of. I had decided to not wear a necklace and leave the focus on my sweetheart neckline. I thought the simple styling would make me look young and fresh.
Looking in the mirror this weekend, I realized that I had made a bad decision. I just looked plain and not at all like the sparkly jewelry wearing girl that I am. I really needed to add some bling to my attire! I still wanted to look bridal, but I also wanted to look like myself. I started looking online for crystal statement necklaces that I thought would add a nice “wow” factor to my wedding attire and complement my neckline. I narrowed it down to three options.
I love how bright and shiny this necklace is. / Photo from Etsy shop BijouxandCouture
I love the elegance of this one. / Photo from Etsy shop Emilygaojewelry
This is so modern! I love it! / Photo from Etsy shop Emilygaojewelry
Hive, what do you think? Should I go for a big statement necklace?
I’m hoping that a statement necklace will be a good compromise between a bridal look and “me.” Are there any brides out there who were able to find a happy medium between looking bridal and keeping their own personal sense of style?