Welcome to the first installment of our wedding series! We’re going to be offering tips for brides-to-be, DIY ideas, picking out the perfect shapewear and of course, what to wear on the honeymoon. Today we’re going to explore how to showcase your unique style through accessories. Once you’ve picked out your dress it’s time to start thinking of the accents to make your look complete. Whether you are going the more traditional route and want to stick with something simple or if you want a little more glitz, Frederick’s has amazing options starting well below $50.
One of the hot bridal trends for 2012 is a touch of glitter. Adding a pair of sparkling shoes can be a glamorous addition to a classic gown—and it’s the perfect way to give a nod to contemporary style without losing the timeless appeal. Another big trend seen at trade shows this year is the return of red-carpet worthy jewels. If your dress is relatively unembellished, use it as an opportunity don a pair shoulder grazing rhinestone earrings or go bolder with a statement-making necklace. If you’ve picked a Full-Skirt or a Princess gown with lots of detailing, keep it simple with a sparkling anklet or cocktail ring.
The key here is to find a way to incorporate you + fashion-forward aspects without completely overwhelming the look. A helpful way to ensure that doesn’t happen is to ask yourself—would I wear this again? Imagine your shoes or jewelry with a pair of jeans or fancy little cocktail dress—are they your style? It’s a great way to avoid falling into the pitfall of buying items simply because you feel you must. Being true to what you love when you buy and the confidence you feel will shine forth on your big day.
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