Regardless of whether you’re planning something small for 2020 or looking towards a big white wedding in the not so distant future, or both, Van Cleef & Arpels bridal jewellery is always a good idea. Born out of the love of Estelle Arpels & Alfred Van Cleef, the Maison has had a strong affection for love testimonies since it opened its doors in 1896. Here, MOJEH shares some simple styling tips to ensure that your chosen set is just as romantic as the day itself.
Begin with a theme
Get creative with moodboards to determine your style. Create your unique theme and stick to it. Identify a dress-style which captures the theme, and then try on several versions. Only then can you start playing with accessories that best suit your look.
Platinum, white or yellow gold?
Wearing the right coloured jewellery is necessary to match your dress. Platinum accessories will complement a white wedding dress and ivory matches well with yellow gold or rose gold. What’s most important is that you match the colour of the jewellery with your skin tone and choose the jewellery that goes best with the colour of your dress.
The neckline is key
You’ve got your hairstyle and dress all set, but the hero feature is missing – your jewellery. Here is some help on what kind of jewellery will match your wedding dress…
Strapless/Sweetheart Dresses – To give attention to your collar bones and the length of your shoulders, short necklaces will emphasize those features. You can also opt for statement chandelier earrings.
Ornate Neckline – The heart-shaped look of such dresses compliment the upper part of your body. Again, chandelier earrings from the Van Cleef & Arpels bridal jewellery collection are a big yes for this dress. Adorning your hands with bracelets and rings are also a good way to complete your look. Remember to keep it simple but classic.
V Neckline – Low cut dresses deserve to be highlighted. Keep it classic with chokers, long earrings or even small studs.
High Neck Dress and Reverse Halter: Hemlines have made waves on Haute Couture and bridal runways, and there is something so elegant about a high neck. Focus on your earrings to set off the beauty of the dress and complement with a brooch.
Too much is never enough…
Remember that it is your big day; this is your one chance to go all out. Don’t be afraid to be daring if that is your wish. Opt for a clip with the dress, or jewellery in your hair.
…Unless you’re the modest type
Some may think that in order to have the perfect dream wedding, they need to go out of their way with the most extravagant style. Do not overwhelm yourself with styles that are not your own; be yourself every step of the way.