I’m a big fan of statement jewellery, and when I saw this photo posted on Style Me Pretty last week, I was surprised that I hadn’t considered a statement necklace to complement a bridal gown. This trend is picking up speed, and I am excited to see the interest level from brides growing. If you’re a fan of this trend, there’s a few things to think about.

  • Statement necklaces work best on dresses with open necklines – strapless, sweethearts, or off-the-shoulders.
  • If your dress has a lot going on already, it might be better to stick to the elegant, subtle accessories.
  • For a shorter neck, you may want to consider complementing with longer necklaces which make you appear to have a elongated neck.

The other consideration for using statement necklaces, might be to stylishly update your look for the reception. This stunning bride below changed up the look entirely from ceremony to reception, by adding the black belt to her Vera Wang, and highlighting the look with a big, bold statement necklace. Sourced via Chic Vintage Brides and photographed by NK Photography.

A few inspiring photos I’ve found that highlight statement pieces on your wedding day perfectly.


via United with Love, photography by Paul Morse Photographs

So, what’s your view on statement necklaces on a girls’ big day? Have any of you done this? I’d love to see photos of any of your own experiences!

Stay tuned next week for a follow up piece, including a competition to win your own statement necklace!

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  • Corinna

    They’re so pretty and a great accessory for a simpler gown with less detail. It’s also much cheaper to accentuate a chic gown with a chunky necklace rather than a couture dress that costs so much already.

    • Steph

      Thanks Corinna! I absolutely agree, statement necklaces just make an outfit, whether it’s on your wedding day, attending a wedding/event or just everyday work outfit!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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