Bridal Jewelry Guide: Our Top Tips for Building Your Wedding Look

Bridal Jewelry Guide: Our Top Tips for Building Your Wedding Look

Every bride has their own unique style and vision for their wedding day. When it comes to choosing your bridal jewelry and accessories, you'll want pieces that perfectly complement your wedding dress, hairstyle, and the overall aesthetic of your big day. The jewelry you select can also help convey the vibe you’re going for, whether that's classic elegance, beachy relaxation, or modern minimalism. In this article, we'll walk you through how to select the bridal jewelry that reflects your unique personal style and complements your overall look.

Classic and Elegant

A classic and elegant bridal look is all about embracing timeless style. Focus your attention on structured silhouettes that are flattering and feminine, like a ball gown or sheath dress. Look for fabrics like silk, satin, and French lace that add a sense of luxury and romance. Keep embellishments minimal and focus on just a few details, like delicate beading or sequins. The dress itself should take center stage, so keep your accessories understated as well. Strappy heels in a neutral hue will keep the focus on your gown. Finally, simple jewelry will add a touch of sparkle without overpowering your outfit. Here are some of our favorite bridal jewelry pieces for classic wedding looks:


Calling anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd! For brides who want a truly unique, fashion-forward bridal style, look to the latest runways for inspiration. Take risks with unexpected fabrics like metallic lace, bold accent colors like crimson or cobalt, or modern silhouettes like a jumpsuit or cape dress. Don't be afraid to break with tradition! Accessorize your ensemble with statement pieces that feel fresh and contemporary, and adorn your hairstyle with jeweled pins or a floral crown. The key is to complement your stand-out gown with equally eye-catching accessories. Make high fashion your guide and start some new bridal trends of your own. Here are some of our favorite jewelry pieces for trendsetter brides:

Minimalist and Dainty

If an unfussy, minimalist aesthetic is your goal, steer clear of lavish embellishments and heavy fabrics. Choose a simple, lightweight gown in a subtle hue like blush or ivory. Opt for minimalist shapes and silhouettes that let the fabric shine. Your accessories can be spare and delicate — very fine and delicate pieces are perfect. If you’re going minimalist on your wedding day, allow your radiant natural beauty to take precedence over opulence and embellishment. Your understated dress will allow your effortless style to truly sparkle, and your accessories should match that intention. For minimalist brides, here are some tried and true jewelry suggestions:

Black Tie Attire

For formal black tie affairs, take a luxurious approach to your bridal ensemble. Our suggestion? Get as fancy as you can with your style. Search for a striking silhouette like a full-length ball gown or slim mermaid dress dripping in embellishments. Iridescent sequins, shimmering beads, delicate lace — these lavish accents convey wedding day decadence. Then get creative with eye-catching accessories hand-picked to match. A glittering crystal hairpiece and jewel-encrusted clutch provide the perfect dose of red carpet drama. Pull it all together with a lush, trailing veil for a look that's worthy of a leading lady. Here are some of our top jewelry picks for brides hosting a black tie wedding:

Low Key and Laid Back

Channel carefree whimsy by taking a relaxed approach to your bridal style. Look for uncomplicated silhouettes in soft, flowing fabrics that move with you, like chiffon or crepe. Consider a halter neck or spaghetti strap dress to keep the vibe casual. Keep your accessories light and unfussy: wearing a fabric flower crown or carrying a loosely tied bouquet of wildflowers down the aisle will evoke effortless chic. Linen suits for grooms also capture this easy going energy. The overall look should feel breezy, charming, and full of natural beauty. Here are our recommendations for bridal jewelry at a more casual, laid-back wedding:

Beachy Bride

For seaside nuptials, embrace a laidback look that channels the joys of the sun, sand, and surf. Lightweight fabrics like silk, cotton voile, and lace bring breezy movement and billowy shapes. Incorporate details like off-the-shoulder necklines, low backs, or slit skirts for a beachy feel. Look for gowns that feature aquatic hues like sea glass blue and foam white. Your clothing and accessories should feel organic and even nautical — work in natural textures and elements like raffia, driftwood, and macrame to really nail the vibe. Go barefoot or wear metallic sandals down the aisle. If you’re a beachy bride, here are some of our favorite jewelry pieces to wear on your big day:

No matter your wedding look, Miki & Jane has the accessories to match your bridal mood. Browse our collection to find your perfect pieces to wear on your special day, and get ready to enjoy your wedding in style!
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