Once reserved for the party season and fashion elite, statement earrings have been making an appearance in bridal’s recent seasons. A fashion forward approach to wedding style, forgo the classic go-to’s of delicate studs or a fine, barely there necklace for a pair of bold, playful, earrings to take you from ceremony to reception. Dotted in pearls, sculptural florals, clustered jewels and chandelier strands, we edit the season’s favorite trends with a how-to wear style guide.
(Pictured / Ryan Storer Earrings by The Lane)
Statement earrings never go unnoticed, they can quickly catch the eye in a heartbeat and draw attention to your beauty while accentuating the femininity of the décolletage and neckline. Whether long, collarbone grazing styles or bold studs are your preference, keep hair and makeup elegantly restrained and subtle to not overdo your overall bridal look. Pulling the hair back into an effortless knot or low ponytail will open up the neckline and allow the earrings to look like they are delicately floating. Statement earrings can often be visually heavy or busy, so a strapless or plunging neckline will further accentuate the feminine softness of the décolletage.
When selecting a pair of statement earrings, be mindful of the practicality of your piece. Wearing these styles all day and into the night can be painful at best, so opt for a pair that is lightweight or clip-on to not end up with aching red ears come your wedding photos. If your gown is a delicate lace or silk chiffon, choose a pair that will not consistently snag on the fabric and damage your piercing or gown. Alternatively, reserve the earrings for reception to elevate any gown into a party ready style.
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