A wedding dress is the most essential part of the bride’s look for the big day. However, sometimes the dress alone cannot leave that strong visual effect every bride dreams about. The key is in the details, and the accessories you use to complement the look of the whole dress will help you create the most astonishing bridal outfit.

veil

The Veil

The first and most important thing is to match the color of the veil to your wedding gown. You don’t want to walk down the aisle having two significantly different colors as part of your outfit. The second important element is the level of simplicity of your veil. If your gown is fully embellished, you should opt for a clean and simple veil, and vice versa. Lastly, you need to find the fabric that suits your desires as well as the rest of the outfit. You can never go wrong if you choose tulle, but there are other materials to consider, such as silk, satin or lace.

gloves

The Gloves

The length of your wedding gloves should solely depend on the length of your gown’s sleeves. However, remember that you shouldn’t wear gloves if your gown has long sleeves. If your wedding dress is strapless, you should pick gloves that go over your elbows. With the short sleeved wedding dresses, you can never go wrong by wearing wrist-length gloves, and you should practice taking them off so you would have a smooth transition when exchanging rings. Additionally, you should match the color of the gloves to the color of your gown, and match the material to the one of your veil.

shoes

The Shoes

The most important feature of your bridal shoes is comfort. You will spend a lot of time on your feet and you should look comfortable and flawless at all times. When it comes to color, you have a lot of options. You can simply match the color of your bridal shoes to the one of your dress. However, you can be a bit bolder and choose some other color. Any pastel and soothing color is fine; however, you can also choose dark red or navy blue shoes, but only if they fit into the whole wedding outfit. As far as the design is concerned, you should choose a simpler one if your gown is embellished and vice versa.

purse

A Clutch Purse

Just like with any other wedding accessory, you should determine the color of your purse based on the color of the dress. After you have managed to do that, you should decide on the size of the purse. The bigger the dress the smaller the purse should be, so your whole wedding look wouldn’t be overwhelming. However, if your dress is rather simple, you can always add more visual effect by choosing a slightly bigger clutch purse.

makeup

Makeup

When it comes to makeup, you should try out several styles before making the final decision. Also, you should wear a shirt that matches the color of your dress when trying out makeup in order to know how it will fit in with your bridal outfit. Additionally, focus on your eyes, and brighten up any dark area around them with some concealer. Furthermore, you can bring more color to your makeup in order to compensate for the simple colors of your gown, veil, gloves and shoes. Lastly, you should find a good makeup artist with enough experience, and make sure you bring samples of all the fabrics and colors you plan on wearing so the artist can pick the perfect makeup look for your big day.

Long story short, you should build your look around your wedding dress. Every new piece you plan on adding should complement your dress so you can manage to achieve your dream bridal look.