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How To Choose The Perfect Necklace To Complement Your Wedding Dress

You’ve done the hard part and found the perfect dress. Now, to get the right accessories to match. But with so many different styles out there, how do you know which one is exactly right for your dress?

How To Choose The Perfect Necklace To Complement Your Wedding Dress

When choosing the right necklace, you must always consider the neckline of your dress to ensure that the jewellery you choose compliments and enhances the beauty of your bridal gown. To help, here at Browns, we have assembled some handy tips so you can expertly accessorise on your wedding day. Read on to see what jewellery is best suited to your dress’ neckline. 

Straight and Strapless 

Straight and Strapless

Straight and strapless styles are on the rise for ulta-modern and effortlessly feminine wedding dresses. With this clean straight-lined design, brides have an array of options to play with when it comes to matching neck jewellery. 

But, if you want to keep in with the effortless style of the dress, we recommend opting for dainty necklaces on short chains for a simple, chic look. This diamond solitaire pendant in 9k white gold exudes luxury and classic minimalism, perfect for the popular straight and strapless neckline.

Or, if it’s glitz and glamour you’re after, then this is your moment to shine. A statement necklace such as a bold collaret or elongated pearl strand necklace, such as these Matt Aminoff Japanese Akoya pearls will offset the minimalist neckline perfectly and add just the right dose and glam. 

Sweetheart 

Sweetheart

The sweetheart neckline has a distinctive heart shaped style accentuating your décolletage. The wedding dress has a flattering vintage finish whilst still leaving room for accessories. 

This specific neckline will make your neckline and torso appear longer and so you can play with an assortment of necklace styles. 

We recommend a simple necklace with a statement clasp for this one such as this round halo diamond necklace. A piece like this will add a modernist appeal to the overall vintage aesthetic of the sweetheart neckline, while still remaining glamorous. 

Square 

Square

This elegant silhouette has a pronounced neckline, naturally framing the open chest area. This dress neckline was made to be adorned with a stunning collar dazzle of diamonds.


Alternatively, if you want to exude vintage glamour, a pearl stranded necklace will radiate a whimsical renaissance appeal. This Mizuki floating Akoya pearl chain necklace is simple yet elegant and will offset the geometric square neckline beautifully. 

Scoop 

Scoop

A scoop neckline is versatile and extremely flattering, perfect for all shapes and sizes, making it one of the most popular choices among brides.

The ‘U’ design can scoop as low as you desire, and many brides opt for a mirrored scoop to the reverse of the dress. This traditional design suits more refined accessories; think clean linear pendants or simple necklaces. This diamond white gold drop necklace is a great choice as it follows the natural contour of the decollete and will enhance the silhouette of the scoop neckline. 

Off the shoulder 

Off the Shoulder

Similar to the strapless design, the off the shoulder style leaves plenty of room to play with accessories with attention being on the chest area.

Off the Shoulder

The best accessories to complement this neckline would be a choker designed necklace or a collarette piece to fill the chest space flawlessly. This diamond tennis necklace strikes the perfect balance between statement and simple - just what an off the shoulder neckline needs. 

If necklaces aren’t for you then you could adorn your wedding ensemble with a pair of showstopping, large drop earrings. These accessories will complement the off-shoulder detail whilst making a statement and drawing attention to your beautiful wedding makeup. Try these diamond pave hoop earrings to bring a modern and free spirited edge to your wedding day ensemble. 

V Neck 

V Neck

On this glamorous plunged dress design, the neckline is a standout feature all on its own so keep jewellery clean, simple and sophisticated. Think of delicately designed lariat thin chain necklaces. This way you will elongate your best features and showcase your torso. This dress and style of necklace will make you look leaner which is a winning combination in our eyes. This diamond drop pendant is the minimalist must have piece for a v neckline. 

V Neck

Aisle Ready 

Your wedding day jewellery is meant to be special. We often see brides stepping out of their comfort zones in order to really leave a lasting impression. However, we see equally as many brides opting for subtle, more timeless jewellery styles to complement their classic dresses. Ultimately, there are no rules, just a range of styles to choose from in order to achieve your desired look. 

That said, we do hope that our guidance has helped you with that all important necklace choice for your big day. But our most important advice is to always make sure you wear something that you feel comfortable in, and even better, something special to mark the memorable moment. 


If you have a neckline that hasn’t been mentioned, please feel free to get in touch with our team, and we would be more than happy to help.