Searching for the Latest Wedding Trends? Look No Further Than These Elegant Dresses and Wedding Necklaces for Brides

November 1, 2021

Both wedding dress and jewelry are an integral part of being a bride, but the truth is, your wedding dress might be one of the most important (and expensive) pieces of clothing you will ever buy. Of course, you need to accessorize accordingly!

Whether you’re recently engaged or your wedding was postponed during the pandemic, finding your perfect dress and matching wedding jewelry is a moment that every bride dreams of. So, for an update on all of the latest wedding dress trends and wedding necklaces for brides for this upcoming year, read on.

5 Sophisticated Accessory Trends and the Perfect Wedding Necklaces for Brides

When it comes to bridal jewelry, more casual, elegant wedding necklaces allow the dress to be the statement. This is fairly universal when it comes to choosing accessories for the big day — you want your dress to shine and the jewelry to complement that. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the latest minimalistic wedding necklaces for brides that we can’t seem to get enough of.

Dainty Gold-Filled Chain

Did you know that the neutrality of gold necklaces is said to bring wealth, good luck, and success in many cultures? With that in mind, what better necklace to wear on your wedding day than a pretty gold piece?

One of the most trendy wedding necklaces for brides is a simple yet elegant 14K gold-filled necklace. Right now, we’re absolutely loving the gold paperclip chain. It’s beautiful enough to stand on its own, yet dainty enough to be paired with chandelier earrings or gold bangles.

If you plan to walk down the aisle in a show-stopping gown, then the final touch you need might be a gold-filled paperclip chain necklace. Plus, gold-filled necklaces — rather than pure gold — are more durable and stand the test of time. A timeless necklace like this can be passed down to your daughter and future generations.

Gray Pearl Necklace

Lately, gray pearl necklaces have been popping up everywhere. Trust us when we say, these aren’t your grandmother’s pearls — the gray color provides a modern and unique twist on the traditional white pearl.

We’re seeing the hottest wedding necklaces for brides stringing gorgeous gray pearls together on hand-knotted silk cord chains for a more elegant feel rather than the vintage look. So, if you’re after a timeless piece, then this style of wedding necklace is the perfect touch. You can even layer gold and white pearls for a gorgeous contrasting look.

Choker Necklace

Do you have your eye on a wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline? There’s nothing more romantic than accentuating this feminine dress cut than an elegant choker necklace

Large, flashy necklaces will take away from the sweetheart neckline, so opt for something dainty, such as a gold-filled choker with a single white pearl. The only time we’d suggest kicking it up a notch and adding more sparkle would be if you have a smaller chest. A flashier piece of jewelry can help balance out the bust.

Lariat Necklace

Searching for the perfect wedding necklaces for brides wearing V-neck dresses? If a plunging neckline is your cut of choice then you need a lariat necklace when you say “I do.” This stunning piece features a long line or string of different materials, without the traditional clasp. 

You can find these necklaces in everything from sophisticated and chic 14K gold to a leather-style look to pair with a more casual wedding dress. Usually, lariat necklaces are between 30 and 50 centimeters in length. The design draws the eye downward, which is why it looks impeccable with gowns featuring a deep plunging neckline.

5 of the Most Stunning Wedding Gown Trends That You’ll see in 2022

Floral Motifs

Floral motifs are popping up everywhere right now, from the runway to Bridal Fashion Week. The sophisticated petal patterns are incredibly breathtaking and add the perfect touch for the feminine bride-to-be. Whether you prefer small floral accents or an entire floral gown, this is one trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. For inspiration, take a look at these stunning floral-inspired Marchesa gowns.

Bridal Separates

It’s hard not to notice bridal separate sets dominating the runway right now. With so many couples opting for smaller ceremonies thanks to the strange times we’re in, many brides are swapping gowns for two-piece sets featuring pants or a skirt.

Bridal separates are also the perfect statement piece for the non-traditional bride or woman who prefers practicality as opposed to wearing a gown. If a two-piece sounds like your dream wedding day look, consider walking down the aisle in an outfit like this Scorcesa Clara Top paired with the gorgeous wide-leg Jasmine Trousers.


Are you looking for a wedding dress that is fun and over-the-top? Then something along the lines of this feathered dress by Naeem Khan might be exactly what you’ve been searching for. So many designers are incorporating feathers into their designs these days — and we can see why!

The flirty and chic trend can be used to playfully accent your off-the-shoulder gown or you can go all-out with full feathered sleeves to create maximum drama. Go as bold or subtle as you like — all that matters is you let your personality and style shine when you walk down the aisle with all eyes on you.

Corset Bodices

Bridgerton-inspired wedding dresses with corset bodices are all the rage among brides right now. With the way they accentuate the waist and give the illusion of longer legs, who wouldn’t be in love with these beautiful corset wedding gowns?

Take your pick from a detailed corset adorned with sheer lace, kick up the glamour level a notch with a diamond-studded bodice, or opt for a simple, silk corset that would look stunning with a long veil.

Plunging Necklines

Deep V-necks are being spotted on brides everywhere right now. As far as we’re concerned, this timeless cut will never go out of style. Nobody does the plunging neckline quite like this Winona dress in Wona Concept’s Stardust Collection. This ravishing gown is such a statement piece with its deep V-neck in both the front and back of the dress.


An incredibly beautiful trend in bridal design right now is the sheer or skin-baring wedding gown. All you need to do is take one look at this Bredley wedding dress by Eva Lendel and all of your wedding dreams will come true. This sophisticated mermaid gown caresses your body in luxurious lace and reveals just the right amount of skin for walking down the aisle.

Casual Wedding Dress Trends for Outdoor Weddings

While we love seeing glamorous gowns and flowing trains make their way down the aisle, there are plenty of trendy casual wedding dresses for outdoor weddings as well. Whether you’re eloping and tying the knot on the beach or saying “I do” from a beautiful botanical garden surrounded by loved ones, every bride deserves the perfect dress for the occasion. After all, all eyes are on her — she should feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.

Mini Dress

Short hemlines have been taking the bridal world by storm for several years. They’re ideal for everything from warm destination beach weddings to casual backyard ceremonies to City hall marriages.

If your wedding has a rustic feel or you’ve chosen to have your special day at a ranch, then showing up in a wedding mini dress and cowboy boots could be the perfect country touch. The opportunities are endless and wedding mini dresses can be anything from simple and chic to glamorous and over-the-top.


The Bohemian dress is for the carefree bride who is opting for a more casual look on her wedding day. Unconventional and artistic, wearing a Boho wedding dress is a true expression of style and personality. As relaxed and effortless as these dresses may be, they make an incredibly bold statement.

With everything from draped chiffon to long flowing bell sleeves, the Bohemian wedding dress is a look that you and your guests will always remember. And to complete the look, don’t forget to have fun by accessorizing with a nature-inspired flower crown or a Boho-inspired pearl headband.

It’s Time to Bring Your Bridal Vision to Life

We hope these stunning wedding dresses and minimalistic wedding necklaces for brides have inspired you for your big day. Remember, less is more when it comes to your wedding accessories. Your jewelry should always compliment your dress, not be the main feature. Simple, yet elegant wedding necklaces can take a bridal look to the next level, no matter which style of dress speaks to you most.

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