It's wedding season! For many, the search for the perfect vintage engagement ring is over and now the real planning can begin. Brides-to-be are searching far and wide for inspiration. Forget the colour scheme and the catering; this is all about the wedding dress and bridal jewellery.
To help future wives find their perfect wedding style, we've highlighted some of the top wedding dress trends in 2017 and paired them with some unique and elegant bridal jewellery ideas.
This year's bridal catwalk showcased many dresses featuring bows from designers like Zac Posen and Jesus Peiro. From huge satin bow belts to accentuate the waist to small ribbon bows to decorate the back of the dress, this traditional feminine detail is pretty and delicate.
Image 1: Truly by Zac Posen at David's Bridal
Image 2: Jesus Peiro wedding dress
Image 3: Cosmobella wedding dress
Wearing bow-themed bridal jewellery works as a subtle way of incorporating this 2017 trend into your outfit if you're keen to choose a different dress but like the bow detail. Something like this beautiful vintage gold bow brooch with antique pearls and Turquoise would even count as your something blue!
Sweet Antique 15ct Gold Bow Brooch - Lillicoco.com
If a necklace is more to your taste, check out this striking Rose Gold double locket with bow detail. This precious 1904 antique locket would make a great addition to any wedding dress!
A locket is a thoughtful gift for a bride who may be missing a loved one who won't be there on her special day. In a locket like this she can hold close a photo of them as she walks down the aisle.
Edwardian 9ct Rose Gold Double Locket with Bow - Lillicoco.com
Art Deco dresses have always been a popular option for those with more opulent taste. Since The Great Gatsby was released and the TV show Downton Abbey rose to fame, heavily jewelled and tasseled gowns have been increasingly sought after. This year is no exception!
1920s fashion is great for balancing a classic theme with some extra sparkle. You could even consider a 1920s style venue and carry the theme through to other small touches on the day.
To really complete the Art Deco look there are many unique pieces of vintage jewellery from this era to choose from. When it comes to bridal jewellery though a statement necklace choice would make the perfect addition to an art deco-inspired gown.
An antique rock crystal necklace in this style sways elegantly from the neck. It glistens and glows tremendously when the crystals capture the light, making it the perfect piece to walk down the aisle in. As an added bonus, a stunning Art Deco necklace such as this would also double up as the bride’s ‘something old’!
For more inspiration, you can check out the Lillicoco Art Deco collection here.
The high neckline wedding dress style is certainly a change to the usual modern strapless wedding dress trend that brides have opted to wear down the aisle these past few years.
Mermaid Drama - Allure Romance
This style will not be for everyone, but it is demure, poised and screams high fashion. It is also the perfect opportunity for an intricate bridal up-do and some vintage statement earrings.
For the bride with an alternative sense of style, why not embrace something distinctive and precious by matching a high neckline with a pair of jaw-dropping Victorian tortoiseshell and gold pique earrings, such as these?
Of course for simplicity a pair of stunning pearl earring studs would be the classic bridal finish.
For more wedding inspiration, check out www.bridalmusings.com, a fantastic blog with all sorts of ideas on bridal fashion, jewellery, planning advice and ideas for that all-important honeymoon too!
If you want to browse more vintage bridal jewellery, Lillicoco holds a wide selection of unique vintage jewellery treasures; from gold lockets and diamond rings, to sapphire pendants and pearls. Check out some of our favourite vintage bridal jewellery now!