It’s supposedly the biggest and happiest day of your life – on your wedding day you obviously you want to look your absolute best! With so many different styles out there, it can be difficult pinning down exactly what you want in your dream wedding dress, much less how you’re going to accessorise it once you’ve found it!
At Joshua James, we thought we’d lend a hand. Following Bridal Fashion Week we’ve scoped out seven of the hottest wedding dress trends for 2017, along with some tips on finding the perfect jewellery to complete your look.
A splash of colour
Wedding dress trends have long been straying away from the traditional white and ivory colour palettes in favour of bolder, more contemporary shades and styles. 2017 saw a huge rise in wedding dresses featuring colours from the Pantone Fashion Colour Report. From subtle primrose pinks for an ultra feminine appeal to eye catching blue bell shades for your “something blue”, there are a whole host of coloured wedding dress options for those looking for something unique on their big day.
Jewellery to wear with a coloured wedding dress
If you’re making an impression in a colourful wedding dress, avoid clashing shades and keep your jewellery simple with plain gold or silver pieces. Let your dress do all the talking, keeping jewellery understated with simple stud earrings such as the Swarovski Angelic crystal stud earrings.
Off the shoulder
That’s right – the trend of the moment, off the shoulder, has made its way into the world of bridal fashion. Perfect for any fashionista brides, an off the shoulder dress exposes the elegant decolletage area, leaving you with a sophisticated and ultra stylish look.
Jewellery to wear with an off the shoulder wedding dress
If you’re choosing an off the shoulder dress, look at hairstyles that keep your hair off your shoulders for a full exposed effect. Wearing your hair up gives a fantastic opportunity to show off your glitziest earrings – something with sparkle and a slight drop pendant, such as the Swarovski Lunar Moonlight crystal drop earrings, are perfect for this look.
We kept our eyes peeled at Bridal Fashion Week and can officially say bows are back! We saw bows acting as feature pieces on dresses, used as part of a belt or even as a statement shoulder sash. The rest of the dress is kept relatively simple, with the bow offering an instant focal point to create a truly show stopping effect.
Jewellery to wear with a bow wedding dress
If you’re looking for the perfect accessories for a pretty bow wedding dress, why not continue the theme with a pair of beautiful bow earrings? Our very own Joshua James jewellery collection offers the perfect option with the Joshua James silver bow stud earrings. The subtle silver and cubic zirconia design brings just enough sparkle, without detracting attention from the main event!
Deep V Necks
Forget sweetheart – the neckline of the moment is a plunging v-neck! A deep, plunging neckline is incredibly flattering; it elongates your body, creating the illusion of extra height. With this trend, keep the rest of the dress simple and chic, with subtle lace details to add a touch of sophistication.
Jewellery to wear with a v neck wedding dress
This look relies on the neck being exposed, so avoid any big, chunky necklaces which will break up the plunging effect. If you have your heart set on wearing a necklace, opt instead for a dainty chain or a fashion forward choker, such as the Swarovski Garance black and crystal choker.
Dresses with sleeves are proving an increasingly popular choice for 2017. Long sleeves work perfectly with a number of other high fashion wedding trends, from the plunging neckline trend to the floral and lace trends. Often worn sheer with an embroidered overlay or pretty lace design, long sleeves offer a vintage inspired wedding look that is both feminine and elegant.
Jewellery to wear with a long sleeved wedding dress
Long sleeved dresses tend to be quite ornate, so rings and necklaces are a no-go. Instead, choose an eye catching headband or pretty crystal earrings to add a touch of glam to your look. Swarovski offer a number of beautiful, glamorous jewellery options – the Swarovski crystal pear drop earrings will add the perfect finishing touch to any vintage inspired bridal look.
While florals have never necessarily gone out of fashion when it comes to bridalwear, this year they truly are in full bloom! The 3D floral trend was spotted throughout Bridal Fashion Week; simple and sophisticated wedding dresses were given an edge with (literally!) standout floral embellishment, created using a mixture of embroidery and beads. These 3D florals were worn on the skirt, bodice, or as an overlay to the dress, often teamed with bold floral headpieces to tie the look together.
Jewellery to wear with a floral wedding dress
If you’ve headed down the 3D floral wedding dress route, keep the accessories minimal to allow the dress to command full attention – your wedding ring will be all the jewellery you need! If the 3D floral dress effect isn’t quite your thing but you’re watching to inject florals into your look, floral jewellery is the way forward! From the Swarovski black and rose gold crystal choker for an ultra glam look, to the retro inspired Orla Kiely daisy chain flower stud earrings, you can discover a piece of floral jewellery to perfectly match any wedding style.
Particularly for outdoor summer weddings, the boho trend is fast becoming a standout option. Boho is generally quite an interpretive trend – in terms of wedding fashions, look out for whimsical styles with intricate details. We spotted layered embellishments including beading, embroidery, lace and even feathers throughout Bridal Fashion Week! For a true bohemian look, opt for an off white, ivory or beige dress, and go big on the accessories – floral headbands are a boho must!
Jewellery to wear with a boho wedding dress
From hoop and drop earrings to stacked bangles, with a boho bridal look the possibilities are endless! For boho jewellery, look no further than the ChloBo collection which embraces multiple elements of bohemian style, from love and nature inspired necklaces to tassled bracelets. To let your true boho goddess shine through on the big day, we’d recommend the stunning ChloBo stack of 5 karma bracelets.
Whether you’re opting for a vintage inspired long sleeve wedding dress or a unique, modern coloured dress, here at Joshua James we offer a stunning jewellery collection to suit any style. Explore our full collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings to find the perfect finishing touch to your stunning bridal look.