What Jewelry to Wear to a Bridal Shower as a Guest
Bridal showers may not get as much attention as the actual wedding, but these intimate gatherings before the big day are the most emotional. That's because, for many brides, these christenings are an event of retold childhood memories, advice passed down from older generations, and plenty of tears and laughter shared.
If you're invited to a bridal shower, your presence does matter, so putting some thought and effort into your jewelry is something you'll want to highly consider. While you don't necessarily have to splurge on a new set of jewelry, you should choose a style that fits the dress code, the location, and the season, no matter what role you play in your upcoming wedding. Ahead, VANCARO Jewelry provides the best bridal shower fashion tips to ensure you can help bring the bride's vision to life.
What Jewelry to Wear to a Bridal Shower
When choosing jewelry for the bridal party, your first approach should be to follow the standard rules of wedding fashion etiquette. Don't be too risqué, don't overshadow the bride in any way, and don't be too formal. Choose something fun, comfortable, and something that makes you feel your best self. Simply put, don't carry any jewelry at all, and don't wear extravagant jewelry, such as large-carat diamonds.
Once you can narrow down your options, your next course of action is to make adjustments in terms of the dress code, location, and season of the event. It is these three factors that will help determine your final jewelry and ensure that you are dressed appropriately for this big event.
Based on the Dress Code
If the invitation states a dress code, be sure to adhere to it as a sign of respect. So for a casual dress code, VANCARO suggests a simple pendant necklace. For more formal affairs, guests should lean toward a fancy style, such as floral earrings, but not too exaggerated. For those guests without a specific dress code, choose the jewelry you would wear to a nice brunch or an elegant social gathering.
More importantly, since bridal shower are more casual than most wedding events, don't be afraid to embrace your style, but with a little formal twist. Finally, you can also take into account the bride and their preferences. Gauge whether their event tends to be more serious or casual. If in doubt, text the other people who are going and compare notes.
Based on the Location
When planning your jewelry, it is highly recommended to consider shower destinations. For example, if you're attending an outdoor event, be sure to wear some jewelry that you'll be comfortable sitting outside. Is the shower going to be held in a casual place? Lean toward a casual atmosphere and don't wear any jewelry that will make you stand out or distract the bride.
Based on the Season
Just like any jewelry you choose to wear, you should consider the weather and the season when choosing jewelry for your bridal shower. In the winter, you can choose long pearl necklaces. In the summer, you can choose a shorter chocker. Not only that, but the season can dictate the color palette, which is something to keep in mind for these types of events. Any striking spring or fall hues are probably best left to their corresponding seasons.
VANCARO Tips for Bridal Shower Jewelry
1. Keep it Simple
When it comes to jewelry for a bridal shower, less is often more. You don't want to overwhelm your outfit with too many accessories. Instead, choose a few simple pieces that complement your outfit without stealing the show. A pair of pearl earrings or a delicate necklace can add just the right amount of sparkle without being too flashy.
2. Match Your Metals
Matching your jewelry to your outfit is essential, but don't forget to match your metals as well. If you're wearing gold jewelry, stick with gold-toned clothing, and if you're wearing silver jewelry, opt for silver or gray tones. Mixing metals can be tricky and can clash with your outfit, so it's best to keep it simple and stick with one metal.
3. Choose Your Stones Wisely
Stones can add a pop of color and texture to your outfit, but it's essential to choose them wisely. Avoid wearing too many bright and bold stones, as they can clash with your outfit and look tacky. Instead, opt for neutral stones such as moissanite. The stones can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your look without overpowering your outfit.
4. Don't Forget Your Wrist
A bracelet or two can be a great addition to your outfit, but be careful not to overdo it. If you're wearing a watch, choose a simple and elegant one that complements your outfit. If you're wearing a bracelet, stick with a delicate and understated piece that won't distract from your outfit.
5. Consider Your Neckline
The neckline of your dress or top should also play a role in the jewelry you choose to wear. If you're wearing a low-cut dress or top, a simple necklace or pendant can add just the right amount of elegance without revealing too much. If your neckline is high, opt for gothic earrings or a bold bracelet to draw attention to your face and add some sparkle to your outfit.
6. Keep Comfort in Mind
Finally, don't forget to keep comfort in mind when choosing your jewelry. You don't want to be fidgeting with your earrings or necklace all night, so choose pieces that are comfortable and won't weigh you down. Lightweight and simple pieces are often the best choice for a bridal shower.
The key to choosing jewelry for a bridal shower is to keep it simple and elegant. Stick with delicate pieces in gold or silver, or choose colorful gemstones or beads that complement your outfit without overpowering it. Remember that the focus of the occasion is on the bride-to-be, so avoid anything too flashy or attention-grabbing. With these tips in mind, you'll be sure to look and feel your best at any bridal shower.