How to Accessorize a Strapless Dress

How to Accessorize a Strapless Dress


While bridal trends are constantly changing, one element remains true: strapless wedding dresses continue to stand the test of time. Universally flattering and feminine, many brides choose a strapless style due to its simplicity and versatility. As a result, this neckline’s accessories options are seemingly endless.

While the possibilities may seem overwhelming, we’re here to guide you! We’ve rounded up our expert team’s top tips on how to accessorize a strapless wedding gown:

An Embellished Veil

Whether it be satin, lace, or a beaded edge, the striking details of an embellished veil pair beautifully with a strapless dress. The simplicity and exposure of the neckline creates the opportunity to showcase a statement veil without overwhelming the bodice.

A Bolero or Topper

For those seeking a convertible bridal look, a detachable bolero or topper is an elegant way to add additional coverage during the ceremony. While many brides adore the look of long sleeves or simply need modesty for religious purposes, wearing long sleeves for the entire duration of the day is often restrictive and uncomfortable especially when dancing. A bolero not only eliminates this concern, but it allows brides to have more exposure, showcase their décolletage, and benefit from freedom of movement throughout the reception.

Statement Earrings

Elevate a simple strapless style with a statement-making pair or earrings. Whether it be oversized pearls, clustered diamonds, or chandelier earrings, the minimalism of this clean neckline allows brides to opt for a more stately pair of earrings. When this is the case, we recommend brides forgo a necklace and allow the striking neckline to speak for itself.

A Headpiece

When it comes to curating the ultimate bridal look, balance is key. This is why the minimalism of a strapless neckline lends itself to more accessory opportunities such as an intricate or heavily embellished headpiece. From delicately-encrusted pearl combs to Swarovski-adorned crowns, the possibilities are seemingly endless!

Statement Heels

If you just so happen to be baring a little leg with a slit or high-low style, dare to make a statement with a head-turning pair of shoes. Whether it be a bold stiletto, something blue, or bow-adorned heels, opting for an unforgettable pair of shoes is a fun and flirtatious way to showcase your personality and bridal style.

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