Wedding Accessories Stylish Briides
Wedding Accessories Stylish Briides
Solange Knowles and her fiance, music video director Alan Ferguson. (Photo by Josh Brastead/WireImage)

7 Stylish Choices Fashion-forward Brides Should Be Making

Words by Leah Melby | 6.25.15
Fashion-lovers recognize that, as a bride, a wedding is full of moments to make a style statement — you have to decide what to wear to a rehearsal dinner, wedding shower and beyond. With so many events surrounding the actual ceremony, there’s no shortage of opportunities to inject sophisticated, sartorial pieces that’ll easily morph into the most stylish wedding accessories and outfits on record (bonus: you’ll get to keep wearing them long after the wedding day).

Blue Statement Jewelry

Sapphire Diamond EarringsSapphire Slice and Diamond Earrings, $1,375

The something blue adage is a sweet tradition, but go beyond hiding it in delicate details. Statement earrings can replace demure studs, and a chunky necklace will liven up anything worn to events preceding the big day.

A White Leather Jacket

Iro Leather JacketIro Leather Jacket, $290

If you anticipate needing a layer with your wedding dress, forget the fur wraps and cashmere shawls commonly suggested. Rather, look to that most downtown of staples: the leather jacket.

Bold Shoes

Balenciaga SandalsBalenciaga Sandals, $310

The soon-to-be-married’s all-white wardrobe doesn’t have to extend to your shoes. Have some fun with brightly hued heels paired with a rehearsal dinner outfit or tucked under the skirt of your gown (flash them on the dance floor later).

White Suiting

Michael Kors PantsuitMichael Kors Pantsuit, $670

Bianca Jagger provided an iconic ’70s style moment when she wed Mick in a white suit. Create your own best-dressed moment by picking tailored separates, worn for pre-wedding drinks or when jetting off for your honeymoon.

Luxurious Clutch

Nina Ricci MinaudiereNina Ricci Minaudière, $725

Even the purse-obsessed can’t deny that a roomy satchel has no place on a bride’s big day. A classic minaudière is just as luxe and fits the simple essentials you need day-of.

A Sharp White Blouse

Proenza Schouler BlouseProenza Schouler Blouse, $175

Skip the universally done little white dress in favor of a beautifully cut blouse worn with a pencil skirt, skinny trousers or favored denim if the situation is casual enough.

White Ankle Boots

Chanel Ankle BootsChanel Ankle Boots, $825

If you’re devoted to keeping your trousseau totally snowy, include a bit of edge by subbing in booties for classic stilettos. The right pair will toughen up a sweet cocktail dress, while also feeling totally at home with a casual daytime combo.
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