You may not realize this, but some metals look better with certain dress colors. As a general rule, ivory is best paired with gold since it highlights the creamy tint of the fabric. For a pure white dress, choose accents in silver or platinum or with pearl detailing—gold may clash with brighter white hues. You can have your pick with a diamond-white gown—this barely off-white color looks amazing with yellow gold, rose gold, silver or pearls. If the dress you chose is already embellished with beadwork, let that dictate the colors of your accessories. For example, if your gown has gold beading, pick a necklace, bracelet or earrings with a gold base.
It depends on the material, cut, and style of the dress. One good rule of thumb, however, is to try and match your accessories to your makeup (if you decide to wear any). However, if you aren't wearing makeup, a simple, small splash of color is always good. If all else fails, a belt can work wonders and transform a dress completely. Most of the time, a wide belt at your waist will be the best choice, but you will have to try different things and see what you like. After all, how YOU think it looks is the most important!
When used as the main color in an outfit, the tricky thing with the color gold is that it is not a transferable color. In other words it's not easily accessorized with other colors when it's the main color. While gold dresses are elegant and sophisticated they can be overshadowed by the wrong color accessories, especially the wrong color purse or shoes.
Once you’ve selected your wedding gown, talk to your bridal salon about the undergarments they think would look best with your gown—and if any support can be built in. You may need to purchase shapewear, a specific type of bra, or seamless underwear to ensure your gown looks picture-perfect and your undergarments stay invisible. It’s a good idea to bring your wedding undergarments to your first dress fitting to ensure everything looks right.
Going for a longer length? Maxi skirts are an easy choice for any warm weather outfit. Find these ankle grazing pieces with allover printed patterns, or get a unique look with an uneven high-low hem. For a slightly shorter length, look for the midi version, which hits at mid-calf. But if you’re looking to show off those legs, check out the selection of short skirts for mini, A-line or pencil cuts in trendsetting designs.
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