We've done it again! We've teamed up with local bridal dress expert, Flair Boston, to bring you some of the hottest trending wedding day looks this season.
We're pairing some of the most popular wedding dresses right now with modern jewelry that'll truly enhance the look. Take a minimalist dress and complement it perfectly with timeless pearls with a twist. Or, take a vintage-inspired look even further with delicate yellow gold jewels.
If you're in the market for a wedding dress or want to find a way to enhance your current dress with some jewelry, check out these four wedding dress/jewelry combos that'll completely wow your guests:
1) Capelet Sleeves + Yellow Gold Jewels
Featured Flair Boston Dress: Jenny Yoo Ophelia Capelet Dress
Featured Long's Jewelers Pieces: Marco Bicego Delicati Yellow Gold Bracelet ($595); Marco Bicego Lunaria Acquamarine & Yellow Gold Drop Earrings ($2,050)
When looking for their gowns, many brides face the struggle of sexy vs. sophisticated. Lucky for today’s brides, the hot new trend of bridal capelets allows them to have the best of both worlds! If a bride falls in love with a dress that leans more towards the sexy side, she can easily pop on a soft, romantic caplet to add some modern, chic coverage. Even better, capelets are an easy and affordable way to achieve two different looks on your big day. Exhibit A: Jenny Yoo's Ophelia capelet is the perfect dreamy addition to any bridal gown.
To top off this bridal look, pair a capelet with delicate yellow gold jewels. Using soft, rich yellow gold pieces creates a more vintage-inspired look coupled with the lace detailing on a capelet like this. Featured today is one of our favorite layering pieces, Marco Bicego's Delicati bracelet. This simple yellow gold bracelet can be engraved with something to celebrate your special day: a name, initials, or date. Next, pair this bracelet with jewelry that offers a beautiful pop of color like these Marco Bicego Lunaria earrings. These earrings feature soft blue acquamarine stones, and double as the perfect way to check that "something blue" off your list.
2) Minimalism Style + Classic Pearls
Featured Flair Boston Dress: Amy Kuschel's Lennon Bridal Gown
Featured Long's Jewelers Pieces: Mikimoto Akoya Cultured Pearl, Graduated 18" Strand with Diamond Rondels ($7,320); Mikimoto White South Sea Cultured Pearl Earrings With Diamonds (Call For Pricing)
On your wedding day, you should be wearing the dress; the dress should not be wearing you. It’s important to find a gown that allows you to shine above all else. The goal is for your guests to think “Wow, she looks amazing!” not just “Wow, that dress looks amazing!” Thankfully, minimalism is back, and today’s brides have plenty of simple yet chic styles to choose from that will allow them to stand out, be seen, AND be comfortable. Amy Kuschel's Lennon bridal gown definitely shows us that simple doesn't mean boring; it has style for days.
What better way to complement a minimalist dress than with classic, elegant pearls? You cannot go wrong with pearls on your wedding day, and these pieces from Mikimoto will transform this timeless look. The necklace features Mikimoto cultured pearls with a pop of sparkle with diamond rondels towards the front. Next, add in these statement pearl earrings that have two stunning White South Sea cultured pearls siting below two dazzling diamonds. Create an unforgettable wedding-day look by pairing a minimalist dress with high quality Mikimoto pearls like these that'll never go out of style.
3) Sheer Accents + Modern Diamond Jewelry
Featured Flair Boston Dress: Hayley Paige’s Teresa Gown
Featured Long's Jewelers Pieces: Diamond Stud Earrings (Available in a Variety Of Sizes, Qualities and Prices - Contact For More Details); Diamond Tennis Bracelet With Bezel Set Diamonds and Miligrain Details ($7,630); Norman Covan Diamond Bracelet With Emerald Cut Diamonds ($6,650)
Illusion tops have been hugely popular the last few years, and now we’re starting to see those pretty, sheer accents travel to other parts of the bridal gown. When done right, a little see-through action at the waist or leg is still totally sophisticated and wedding appropriate, and it adds some personality and fun to your wedding day look. We love the peek of waist on Hayley Paige’s Teresa gown; it’s just the right amount of skin!
Because sheer accents can be so attention-grabbing, you'll want to pair a dress like this with jewelry that is both beautiful and understated. The perfect way to complete this look is with modern diamond pieces like a pair of diamond stud earrings. Add some shine to your ears with a set of diamond studs that you'll be able to wear for decades like the ones featured above. We've also added two unique diamond tennis bracelets to bring in another touch of sparkle to your outfit without overpowering the look. Each of the bracelets featured here have their own uniqe style and features; one has bezel set diamonds while the other has three emerald cut diamond accents. Mix and match diamond bracelets like these to go beyond the single classic diamond bracelet that many brides opt to wear.
4) Layered Skirt + Dramatic Diamonds
Featured Flair Boston Dress: Tara Keely Style 2609 Bridal Gown
Featured Long's Jewelers Pieces: Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings (Call For Pricing); Yellow, Rose and White Gold Diamond Bangles (Call For Pricing)
On your wedding day you should feel like you’re floating on a cloud, so why not look that way as well? A skirt with multi-layers adds an instant boost of volume and style, and most of the time it does so without adding a ton of weight. Plus, nothing looks better walking down the aisle than a fabulous, flowing dress! Tara Keely Style 2609 will have you looking like a princess in no time.
The drama and volume of this dress demand princess-esque, dramatic jewelry as well. We decided to pair this stunning bridal gown with diamond cluster drop earrings to match the volume that can be found in the skirt. The balance of the bigger, bolder diamond earrings works perfectly with the light, airy feel of the bottom of the dress. You can also pair the dress with stand-out pieces like these three layering diamond bangles in different metal colors: yellow, rose and white gold. Stacking bracelets and mixing metals is a popular trend right now that'll perfectly enhance any layered skirt look.
Want to be styled by a jewelry professional for your big day? Make an appointment at any of the Long's New England retail locations, and one of our fashion experts will help you find pick the perfect pieces to complement your wedding look!