Beautiful You

Each bride or bridesmaid wants to look her best on the big day. We offer tips and tricks for bringing out your gorgeous side.

Brianna nude and ivory gown, $1,698.88, Alyssa’s Bridal and Tuxedos. Penny Preville 18k starburst diamond earrings, $4,485; Penny Preville 18k diamond Y necklace, $4,885; Penny Previle 18k pave thin hinged bangle, $7,000; Penny Preville pave cluster bangle, $6,790; Roberto Coin 18k princess flower diamond bracelet, $17,500; Plat precision set semi mounting bridal ring, $12,460, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels. Photo by Nathan Harmon.



Elongated or statement earrings to accentuate your cheekbones or jawline and draw attention to your face.

Drop necklaces or Y-necklaces, combined with a V-neck gown, to draw attention to your decolletage.


Any accessory that doesn’t make you feel like you. If you don’t typically wear a statement earring, a classic stud or small dangle serves the same purpose – and you’ll feel more comfortable wearing it.

Pick a Color


If you don’t want to wear wedding white, try a gown in a metallic sheen or a dusty neutral.


Shades of wine and pink are sophisticated and fresh. Colors like quartz, chianti or rose-gold metallic flatter nearly any skin palette. Blues are also popular, with marine, steel blue or ice blue adding a pop of color to the bridal party, no matter the season.

Fit Dress to Body Type

A-lineThis is great for disguising bottom-heavy body shapes.

Mermaid/TrumpetThis style accentuates curves of an hourglass figure and adds curves to a straighter figure.

EmpireThis dress is great for pear-shaped, curvy bodies.

BallgownThis highlights your upper body while de-accentuating your lower body.

SheathThis dress elongates your body and looks best on athletic or straight-body types.