||Bridal Fashion Week revealed a myriad of breathtaking dress designs, some with cutting edge details and many with classic styling. Inspired by the glamour of classic Hollywood, dresses with beaded details, empire waists and flapper-style fringe were a strong presence. Sleeves are making a comeback after a lengthy absence from bridal fashion. Lace continues to have a strong presence as a reference to vintage style. On the contemporary side, strapless dresses with simple lines and structured tailoring prevails. The sheath dress keeps a modern feel with sculptural elements added to the shoulders and at the hip.
Bridal jewelry mirrors popular silhouettes from the fashion world such as long pendants, and oversized set stones. Ribbon remains a fashionable jewelry element, with satin ribbon closures as a designer favorite. Touches of color are gaining momentum, perhaps more so since Princess Diana’s sapphire ring is now worn by up and coming style icon Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. With a continuing emphasis on frugality and thoughtful spending, brides are exploring a variety of bridal jewelry styles, including non-diamond engagement and wedding rings.
With so many wedding dress styles, finding the right jewelry can be difficult. Here are four popular dresses and some perfectly complementary jewelry choices.