Accessorizing Your Bridal Look
If we didn’t witness it firsthand every day, it would be hard to believe just how much accessories can change a look! So, when you’re dreaming of your bridal ensemble, make sure you're thinking about the big picture, the WHOLE picture, accessories, and all. Don’t know where to start? That’s why you have us. When you sit down with your bridal stylist at your appointment, they will ask you a few questions to determine your specific bridal aesthetic. Then, after some careful consideration, they’ll return with our signature bridal bling cart and a curated selection of bridal accessories that fit your vision. Let’s get into all of the incredible bridal accessory options that we have here at USA Bridal and how to use them to level up your look for the big day.
Let’s start with the most obvious–veils. When you think of a bride, you probably picture a big white dress and one of these babies. But there are so many different options! You can go full-on traditional and get a voluminous cathedral veil with a blusher (the part that goes over your face) or go with something more contemporary like a fine mesh veil sans blusher. Veils also come in a ton of different lengths and levels of embellishment with everything from crystals to embroidery, so make sure you keep an open mind and try a few different options before making your decision. And while veils aren’t for everyone, every bride will tell you that putting one on does give you a certain bridal feeling that only a veil can give.
Like veils, there are very few occasions in life that call for a headpiece, so for your wedding day, we encourage all of our brides to go all out! There are different styles of headpieces so let’s get into it. Tiaras are essentially crowns, think royal wedding. They’re great for pairing with a veil and instantly elevate your look. With a tiara, there will be no confusion as to who the bride is. Hair combs are another great way to add a little bling to your look without going full princess bride. They are super versatile and pair well with side parts and Old Hollywood waves. Bridal vines are a super popular accessory with vintage-loving brides and brides with a boho flare. A hair vine is a flexible piece of hair jewelry that can be worn like a tiara or woven into a disheveled updo.
At USA Bridal we have a great selection of bridal jewelry and our expert stylists will help you find just the right set to go with your gown. For strapless gowns, we recommend a statement earring to draw the eye up. For gowns with a plunging neckline, a delicate necklace is a MUST! Bracelets pair well with dresses that are sleeveless or strapless because they add a little sparkle to your hand for those close-up bouquet shots.
Fall and winter weddings are difficult to dress for, but don’t let the weather dictate your gown. Instead, accessorize with one of our luxe faux fur shawls. They’ll keep you warm and look great doing it! We also recommend gifting these to your bridesmaids–you’ll want to keep your girls warm too!
Toppers are a little-known trade secret. They are essentially tops made out of bridal fabric like lace that can be worn over more revealing necklines to either provide more coverage or they can be used to completely transform a look from ceremony to reception. If you love the idea of having two separate looks but don’t want to splurge on a second dress, then a topper is definitely the way to go!
Sashes and Belts
Is there a dress that doesn’t look better with a sash or a belt? We don’t think so. Sashes and belts are a great way to accentuate your waistline and incorporate some sparkle and color into your bridal look.
Did you know that we also carry bridal shoes?! We weren’t kidding when we said we were here to help with your look from head to toe. When it comes to shopping for your bridal shoes, you should look for two things, style and comfort. We’ve got a ton of different options, so you’re sure to find the perfect pair!
A crucial wedding day accessory that often gets overlooked is your bridal clutch. You’ll need a place to store the essentials: lipstick for touch ups, a few bobby pins, and your phone. And no, the pockets in your dress are not for your phone! From timeless satin options to luxe beaded stunners, we’ve got a clutch for every style of bride.
Schedule your appointment today for one of our three locations and make sure to request our bridal bling cart. We can’t wait to play dress up!