Putting your bridal look together is a lot of fun, but it can quickly turn into a disaster if you choose an ensemble that overwhelms your entire appearance. Here are some basic tips for keeping your bridal look in proportion.
Planning your bridal ensemble is one of the best parts of planning your big day, but proportioning your bridal look is very important if you want to be comfortable and stylish when you walk down the aisle. It’s natural for brides to be so caught up in the many accessory options that they end up overloading their bridal ensemble. There are so many jewelry, hair, and veil options. However, too many accessories can weigh down your look or clash with your dress, and you want the attention to be on you and your gown.
The key to keeping your bridal look comfortable and chic is to make sure it is proportioned. Balance is everything! Here are some tips for proportioning your bridal look:
Choose a gown style that flatters your body type—The very first thing you should pay attention to when planning your bridal look is your gown style. This can set the stage for your entire bridal look and help ensure you don’t overwhelm your ensemble. By choosing a wedding gown style that flatters your specific body type, you can enhance your figure and highlight your best features. Instead of your accessories weighing down your look or making it look too gaudy, they will add the perfect finishing touch because your gown cut will already make your body look proportioned.
Less is more—When it’s time to pick out your accessories from a bridal party shop, remember that less is usually more. One good rule of thumb to stick to is to select only one piece of jewelry and use it as your focal piece. Try one chunky necklace or a pair of elaborate earrings, but forget the bracelet or heavy tiara.
Break it up—If you want to wear more than one piece of jewelry, try breaking up the pieces to distribute them throughout your ensemble. For example, wear a tiara but skip the necklace, and opt for a bracelet and a few rings. You can also skip the tiara or hair accessory and wear a pair of chandelier earrings with a simple bracelet.
Use these tips to proportion your bridal ensemble and achieve an elegant, stylish look on your special day.