21 Mar

How to choose the perfect bridal earrings

Posted on 21st March 2017, in

How to choose the perfect bridal earrings

Earrings are a wonderful way to add a little glamour and sparkle to your wedding dress but when it comes to choosing the right pair, there are a few points to consider:

  • Match your earrings to your face shape

Round face: Long drop or dangle earrings will elongate your face and make it look slimmer.  Avoid large circular earrings or hoops which will emphasize roundness.


Long narrow face: If you have a long thin face, choose earrings that emphasize the width of your face. Round earrings, clustered earrings and short dangly earrings will generally widen your face.   

Square face: to soften the jaw lines choose earrings that are medium to long with rounded edges. Stay away from angular or square shaped earrings.


Oval shaped face: You’re in luck! You can wear almost any shape but triangular earrings or simple studs will show off your cheekbones best.

  • Think about your dress

Vintage style dresses are still a big part of bridal fashion. When it comes to choosing jewellery to complement a lace dress, pearl earrings combined with a touch of sparkle is a match made in heaven.


If you have opted for a simple satin dress or a figure hugging gown then the world is your oyster. Statement simulated diamond earrings (choose the right shape for your facial features) like long drops or chandeliers will add instant glam.

  • Do’s and don’ts
  • Don’t wait till the last minute to choose your jewellery. Once you have chosen your dress it’s time to look for accessories and jewellery.
  • Do accessorize your bridesmaids.  Bridesmaid dresses are usually made of satin and fairly simple in terms of design so adding a pair of sparkly earrings to their outfit will completely transform their outfit. Give them a choice of 3 pairs which are in line with the wedding theme.
  • Don’t over accessorize. If your dress has a lot of lace, choose a pair of delicate pearl and diamante drop earrings and a bracelet made of similar materials. Also choose only 3 types of accessories: Statement earrings, hair piece (preferably at the back of the head) and bracelet (no necklace with statement earrings unless the emphasis is on the jewellery).
 Do go big  (big can be detailed) especially if your hair is down. If you flick through bridal magazines, you will notice that most dress designers accessorize their models with statement ea