Love is in the air and wedding season is in full swing! If you’re like so many of us at this time of year, you probably have a few nuptials to attend in the coming months. That’s why we’ve compiled the top wedding guest jewelry tips and trends, so you’ll know how to look like your most stylish self at every special day (without upstaging the bride, of course!).
Before we get into the sparkly stuff, here are a few wedding guest style reminders:
As the age-old tradition says, don’t wear white or ivory (unless otherwise indicated by the happy couple). It is acceptable, however, to wear dresses or outfits with some white or ivory in it--just don’t show up in an entirely white or ivory ensemble.
Be respectful and follow the couple’s dress code. If the invitation indicates semi-formal, go with a cocktail dress and heels. Black tie? Break out the gown and your best accessories. Formal beach wedding? Don a light and breezy sundress and sandals. We could go on, but you get the picture.
It’s ok to wear black! You read that right--black is acceptable to wear to weddings. Just be sure to stick to the dress code and keep it modern (i.e., no heavy shroud-like pieces). You can even have fun dressing up your black outfit with some chic and colorful jewelry!
Mix and match your favorite wedding guest attire (as in outfits, jewelry, and accessories) all season long to make the most of your ensembles.
Wedding Guest Jewelry Tips & Trends
So you have your go-to outfit, but now you’re wondering what accessories to wear to a wedding. Luckily, these special occasions are a great time to break out some of your favorite but little-worn pieces or sport the new trending pieces!
Statement accessories are in.
That’s right, weddings are the perfect time to flaunt your statement jewelry and accessories that may be a little too fabulous for everyday wear. Pair your boldest accessories with outfits that consist of complimentary simple patterns or solid colors. Statement pieces like bold chokers, layered necklaces, creative cuffs, and clawed rings are the perfect way to make your ensemble pop!
For some fun texture and pretty pastels, try our Candy Choker. This playful piece is made with acrylic stones and plated with 18k gold, making it the perfect summer wedding guest accessory.
Rock those statement earrings with all the off-the-shoulder looks.
Speaking of statement jewelry, we are ALL about pairing some dramatic earrings with off-the-shoulder styles. We’re talking dangles, shoulder dusters, and tassels with sparkle and color. Bonus: This is a great way to elongate your neck, show off those shoulders, and pull your entire look together.
Add a touch of dramatic flair above the neckline with Astha Jagwani's Three Tassel Shoulder Duster Earrings or Silk Tassel Shoulder Duster Earrings in Fuschia. These earring essentials are also available in an array of hues, so you can find a pair for every occasion!
Show your true colors.
We mean this literally: Color is strongly encouraged. As a matter of fact, a best practice of wedding guest jewelry etiquette is to stay away from diamonds and your typical fine jewelry, as that’s most likely what the bride will be sporting on her big day.
Take advantage of this by opting for vibrant dresses and outfits, then pairing them with equally bright accessories. This shouldn’t be hard to do if you select a bold statement piece or two, especially since multi-color jewelry is all the rage right now.
One of our top recommendations this summer, Valliyan's Multi-stone Choker, Festive Pearl Choker with White Pearls or Purple, will serve you well at a number of weddings and other special occasions. Pull from any color in the rainbow of stones, or pair it with neutral tones and make the choker the centerpiece of your ensemble.
When all else fails, turn to pearls.
These timeless beauties are making a comeback in a big way, so if you’re trying to prepare for a number of nuptial celebrations, pearls are always a good choice. Did we mention that yes, pearls can make a statement? Not to mention their versatility and the fact that they play well with both soft and vibrant colors. Arm yourself with a pair of pearl statement earrings and a pearl necklace, and you’ll be the classiest wedding guest all season long.
Hopefully, our wedding guest jewelry tips will help you style your outfit for all of your upcoming appearances. In addition to keeping the brides’ and grooms’ wishes in mind, just remember to choose pieces that are reflective of your personal style and make you feel comfortable. Besides, you might as well have fun and make the most of all those hair and nail appointments with some gorgeous jewelry to match!
If you’re still in need of a few staples for the summer, shop our full collection today. Do you know of a bride searching for the wedding jewelry of her dreams? Let her know that Sarbani NYC will be offering bridal consultations starting June 15, 2019!Contact us for details.
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