How To Accessorise a Wedding Dress

I love a simple wedding dress. High levels of detail like embroidery, beading or lots of lace can push up the price of a wedding dress considerably. So choosing a simpler style will allow you to get more for your wedding dress budget by allocating the money to the best quality fabrics and cut instead. In this article I will show you how to accessorise a wedding dress to create a truly unique look.
.Really, accessories are your best friend. You can lift your beautifully tailored simple wedding dress to a new level by completely personalising it with accessories.

My top three favourite ways to accessories a wedding dress include:

1. A bridal sash. This is the very first point of call to accessorise a wedding dress, and will allow you to really set a direction for your dress. A heavily beaded bridal belt with lots of rhinestones and crystals can add a gorgeous 1930s Hollywood look to your simple wedding dress. While a floral sash in shades of gold pictured here will lend a warm and romantic tone. All of our sashes are custom made to order, so you can choose a dupioni silk sash in a coordinating colour. Or even a bolder colour ribbon to really stand out – or change the sash colour from day to night to switch up your overall look!
Photography by Naomi Kenton
2. Shoulder jewellery. This is a relatively new introduction to bridal wear. But so so beautiful and a gorgeous way to accessorise a wedding dress. Delicate chains of rhinestones are draped over and around your shoulders and back to create a bolero out of jewellery. This is a really stunning way to personalise your simple wedding dress. Each of these are entirely custom made to the bride for a perfect fit.
3. A lace shrug or bolero. The lace bolero – like that worn by the Duchess of Cambridge – is such a perennial favourite to accessorise a wedding dress. It can create two completely different looks for a bride over a simple wedding dress. Many brides choose to wear long or short sleeved lace bolero for the church service. They then change the look (like the Duchess did) for the reception by simply removing it.