Whether you’re rocking a scoop, sweetheart, or plunging neckline, we choose the best pieces to go with your dream dress.
Echo the deep, narrow V neckline with a long necklace, like a lariat or long pendant. It draws the eye downwards, and helps slim as well as elongate your torso. A deep V neckline also helps make a short neck look slimmer and longer.
Gown, Christian Siriano Spring 2017. Image: Showbit.
Clockwise from left: Atelier Swarovski Spring 2017 Nile crystal necklace, available at the Swarovski boutique at Marina Bay Sands. Tiffany & Co. Ziegfeld Collection pearl tassel necklace in sterling silver. Cartier Magicien white gold diamond ring. Dannijo silver-plated choker with Swarovski crystals, from www.net-a-porter.com. Damiani Masterpiece Fiocco white gold diamond earrings.
A delicate pendant that sits between your bust and collar bones is perfect for this feminine neckline. But if you do go for a statement necklace, opt for one that leaves a sliver of skin bare so it doesn’t overwhelm your look. Alternatively, skip the necklace and go for pretty sparkly earrings for subtle shine.
Gown, Paolo Sebastian Fall 2016.
Clockwise from top left: Damiani Masterpiece Fiocco white gold diamond earrings. Amulette de Cartier pink gold, pink opal and diamond necklace. Damiani Juliette diamond earrings. Cartier Magicien Essential Lines white gold diamond necklace.
With a strapless, straight neckline, there are a plethora of jewellery options for you to choose from. A chunky princess necklace exudes glamour while long multi-strands lend a more relaxed vibe. Statement earrings are also fab for giving a simple dress extra oomph.
Gown, Oscar de la Renta Fall 2016 Bridal.
Clockwise from top left: Cartier Magicien platinum diamond necklace. Tiffany Blue Book 2016 tanzanite, blue and green tourmaline, aquamarine and diamond necklace, from Tiffany & Co. Cartier Magicien white gold diamond bracelet. Bounkit rose quartz, topaz and clear quartz earrings, from www.pinwheeljewels.com.
This flattering neckline is unsurprisingly one of the most popular styles. As a general rule of thumb, stick to princess-length necklaces or ones with pendants that rest below your collar bones.
Gown, Amsale Spring 2017
Clockwise from top left: Tiffany Blue Book 2016 diamond necklace, Juliette diamond necklace, Damiani. Elizabeth Bower pearl and Swarovski crystal bracelet, from www.pinwheeljewels.com. Cartier Magicien white gold, tsavorite garnet and diamond earrings.
Aside from being a wardrobe staple right now, the off-shoulder has also made its way into the bridal scene. Two of the hottest ways to accessorise an off-shoulder now: Chokers and statement earrings.
If you’re wearing a dress with short sleeves, add extra panache with bangles on each wrist.
Gown, Marchesa Fall/Winter 2017 Bridal
Clockwise from top: Lula Frost pearly glass bead and 24K gold-plated brass bracelet, from www.neimanmarcus.com. Kenneth Jay Lane silver-plated cubic zirconia necklace, from www.net-a-porter.com. Oscar de la Renta gold-plated earrings with crystals, from www.neimanmarcus.com.
Like the plunging neckline, have your necklace mirror the shape of your neckline. A plain gown is also the perfect canvas for a standout brooch. You can pin it right at the bottom of the V, or to the side, as you would with a lapel pin.
Gown, Kaviar Gauche Spring 2017.
Clockwise from top left: Tiffany Blue Book 2016 diamond earrings. Cartier Magicien platinum, onyx, emerald and diamond necklace. Kennth Jay Lane gold-plated, crystal and faux pearl brooch, from www.net-a-porter.com.
A high-necked gown doesn’t require much accessorising, especially if it’s ornately detailed. Think a statement ring that doesn’t interfere with your neckline, or even a ear cuff for an edgy spin – just be sure to opt for slicked-back tresses or an updo.
Gown, Inbal Dror Fall 2017. Image: @inbaldrorofficial/Instagram
Clockwise from top left: Cartier Magicien white gold, black lacquer and diamond ear cuffs. 24K gold and silver-plated brass earrings with Swarovski crystals, as well as ring, from www.efratcassouto.com.
The square neckline is a classic and elegant style, which looks sophisticated just by accenting with drop or chandelier earrings. For necklaces, stick to rounded shapes, like a princess or collar that sits near your collar bones. Otherwise, keep it simple with a modern tiara for a timelessly gorgeous do.
Clockwise from top left: Cartier Magicien white gold, rubellite, black laquer and diamond necklace. Juliette diamond earrings, from Damiani. Swaorovski crystal tiara, from www.jenniferbehr.com.