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by SARBANI NYC May 29, 2019 3 min read

Shooting Star Studs by Outhouse JewelleryIf you’re a bridesmaid, you’ve got a lot on your hands between moral support for the bride and all of the wedding festivities! It’s important to remember to get yourself in order for the big day when it comes to your own ensemble. And if you’re the bride, of course, it goes without saying that you have a lot on your mind . . . but don’t forget your crew! 

You may have settled on bridesmaid dresses, but have you considered the statement jewelry to tie everyone’s looks together? Our latest guide answers a few FAQs and includes bridesmaid jewelry ideas for every dress style.

How to Decide on Bridesmaid Jewelry

We get it—every bride has a unique vision for her big day. Here are a few ways to decide on wedding jewelry for bridesmaids.

  • Bridesmaids choose their own jewelry: We love the idea of each bridesmaid sporting her unique style by choosing her own jewelry. To ensure some form of coordination, you can even agree on some parameters and guidelines (e.g., pearl jewelry, gold only, or just earrings and necklaces). 
  • Keep accessories to a minimum: Depending on dress styles and the wedding aesthetic, the bride may ask her bridesmaids to wear only earrings or just a necklace. A great solution for this would be a sparkly pair oftassel earrings or a single statement necklace.
  • Gifting the jewelry to your bridesmaids: If you have a specific pair of earrings or a necklace you’d like your squad to sport, consider gifting it to them. This is a sweet way to thank them for being an integral part of your wedding shenanigans! Plus, they’ll remember the special memories every time they wear that piece of jewelry.

Should Bridesmaids’ Jewelry Match?

Kiss Nail Ring by Outhouse JewelleryFor our brides-to-be, we advise letting your bridal party choose their own accessories. After all, they’ve already invested in matching/color-coordinated dresses, so pushing for matching bridesmaid jewelry may or may not pan out the way you’re envisioning. Encouraging them to wear their own jewels will allow them to personalize their ensembles and avoidtoo much matching.

While we dig the idea of bridesmaids expressing their personalities with their own jewelry, we also recommend coordinating with one another to maintain a cohesive look on the wedding day.

Bridesmaid Jewelry Ideas for Every Neckline

What jewelry to wear as a bridesmaid will also be determined by the neckline of your dress. Here are our styling tips: 

Strapless Dresses

There is no shortage of options when it comes to jewelry for a strapless bridesmaid dress! Don’t be afraid to be bold here. Opt for a dramatic pair ofshoulder length earrings, acontemporary choker, or an eye-catching statement necklace.

Pro tip: If you go with bold earrings, keep it simple (or forgo the necklace); if you choose a statement necklace, keep the earrings simple (e.g., a pair of classic studs).

Oyster of Love Earrings by Outhouse Jewellery

Festive Pearl Choker by Valliyan

Sweetheart or V-necklines

This style is perfectly pulled together with a pendant or drop necklace that flows with the shape of the neckline. Consider abold pendant choker, or even adramatic necklace with some bling to it. 

Pro tip: Choose one striking necklace to really bring the bridal party’s looks together, especially if each bridesmaid has a slightly different dress style or if you’re going with a mixed dress shades.

Borla Legacy Necklace by Outhouse Jewellery

Halter Necklines

To avoid overdoing this high neckline, stick to a pair ofclassic studs,ear cuffs, orhoop earrings. In this case, a little sparkle on top goes a long way, so skip the necklace.

Pro tip: Find matching bracelets or evenhair accessories to bring a little more sparkle and glam to your bridesmaids’ ensembles. Plus, these will be fun to show off in photos!

Best Mate Earcuffs by Outhouse Jewellery

Crystal Drop Earrings by Astha Jagwani

One-shoulder Necklines

Similarly to the halter neckline, this dress style looks best sans necklace. Instead, top off your look with an elegant pair ofstatement studs or some edgydangling earrings.

Pro tip: Wondering what other jewelry to wear with a one-shoulder dress? Try something different, like ahand harness or a foot harness (perfect for beach weddings!).

Thorax Trio Earrings by Outhouse Jewellery

Swallowtail Hand Harness by Outhouse Jewellery

This guide on wedding jewelry for bridesmaids should be enough to get you started! Follow these tips, and you’re sure to have a happy and comfortable bride tribe on the special day.

Sarbani NYC has the perfect statement jewelry for every member of the wedding party, and we even offer bridal appointments!Contact us or browse ourbridal shop to start gathering your ideas now.

Get inspired for your big day by checking out the rest of our wedding guides. We share everything fromaccessories for every bride’s style tounique wedding party favors.

Stephanie Chabot, Style Editor
Sarbani NYC

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