Being one of the most memorable days in a woman’s life, you can bet perfection is high on every bride-to-be’s list, even down to accessories. While these finishing touches are a low priority for some (one look at yet another jewelled hairpiece can be enough to make some screech), others happily opt for the full traditional approach with something old, borrowed, new, and blue. To gain some insider knowledge Who What Wear Australia asked bridal accessory expert, Melissa Harris from Melissa Harris Fine Jewellery, not only what pieces women are buying for their weddings that are regularly requested, but also which accessories that she isn’t seeing brides wear anymore.
Keep scrolling to find out what she had to say.
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Harris has noticed a trend in brides looking for an alternative, bespoke piece for their engagement ring, seeing a higher request in uniquely coloured stones in champagne, grey, and cognac, as well as unique designs such as vines or floral diamond designs, which are well suited to the whimsical style of bride. In an effort to really make the most of accessories on their wedding day, some brides are opting for coloured diamonds to coordinate with these individualised rings. “Coloured diamonds are increasingly the choice of our more fashion-forward brides, together with the more dramatic pieces for those women who want to make more of a statement with their jewellery choices for their big day,” Harris says.
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Also according to Harris, many brides are moving away from wearing necklaces, preferring to keep their decolletage clear of any adornment. Instead, brides-to-be are opting for classic earrings styles such as mini diamond hoops. “Hoops are a favourite choice for brides. They are also popular as wedding gifts from family or a husband-to-be.”