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From stealing your mom’s ’90s clip-on earrings to lusting over your grandma’s diamond studs, your idea of the perfect big day bling has probably changed as often as the fit of your jeans. But like any fashion statement, your jewelry tells your style story… and it’s easy for that story to go astray. Armed with the right inspiration, though, it's easy to nail the jewelry you wear to say "I do."
We’ve outlined the dos and don’ts when accessorizing your wedding day jewels so you can give your look just the right amount of luminosity.
Don't: Cocktail rings
When it comes to rings, more is less. And by more, we mean simple, thin stackables that complement your killer engagement ring. That last thing you want is a giant cocktail ring that makes your rock look like a pebble. Try mixing different styles and textures to add an interesting element while still staying subtle.
Looking to add a little edge with your accessories? Earrings are the perfect way to push the envelope without worrying that they’ll take center stage. We love a modern hoop or a unique cut with a bit of sparkle to jazz things up. Avoid vintage-inspired pieces as they’re often overdone and can make your look top-heavy.
Do: Floating adornments
Don't: Full flower crowns
If you’ve got your heart set on a hairpiece (which we fully support), save the flower crowns for Coachella and embrace our new favorite accessory—floating adornments. From pearl halos to baguette barrettes, you’ll instantly feel chic. And unlike a flower crown, you can wear it again after your big day. Bonus!
Don't: Loud statement
You haven’t been religiously applying that luxe lotion to your décolletage for years to not draw attention to it. But a loud, heavy necklace on your big day will distract from the main event… you. Instead, opt for a delicate collar or a minimal chain for an eye-catching detail.
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