Every bride’s greatest desire is to look like a picture perfect princess on her wedding day, therefore having her attire and accessories, along with hair and makeup are done to the “T” is absolutely critical.
Concerning jewelry and the right neckline for your dress, in order to compliment and show off your most important feature, you face, there are a few rules to consider.
The shape of your face will significantly influence the style and type of neckline that your dress should have as well as the bridal jewelry you should wear. Henceforth, the neckline of your dress similarly impacts your jewelry choices.
Identifying your Face Shape
Here are the most common categories when it comes to face shapes;
- Oblong / Rectangular
- Heart / Inverted Triangle
To find out which facial shape you are, pull back and tie your hair so that your forehead shows.
Now you can either have someone take a picture of your face and print it out or outline the reflection of your face in the mirror on a piece of wax paper.
Hereafter, you can compare the shape of your face with the shapes mentioned above.
When you have identified which facial shape suits you best, follow these simple guidelines in choosing the seamless neckline for your dress and in turn the perfect bridal jewelry.
The Oval Face
Considered as the perfect face shape, as any style compliments this face shape, the oval is soft and curved with an equal distance from hairline to eyebrow and eyebrow to chin.
With this facial type, you can wear any type of neckline with any type of jewelry that balances the neckline.
If you are wearing your hair up, you can wear earrings or hair jewelry. If you are wearing your hair down, a decorative necklace or neckline would look great on you.
Keep in mind to match your jewelry to the design and textures of your gown and neckline style.
The Round Face
A round face is softly curved and has a distance all around that is equal. The idea with a round face is to try and elongate and thin it out, therefore a deep V-neckline is most desired, similarly Asymmetrical jewelry creates a vertical line that draws the eye up or down to break up the roundness of your face.
Long Drop earrings help to add length to the face, and soft curving shapes such as pearls and glass with the addition of a tiara, or decoration on the head, also extends the face.
The Oblong / Rectangular Face
The main characteristic of an oblong face is that it is longer than it is wide, on the contrary, it may have sharp and angular, or soft and curved features.
A boatneck, Sabrina or off the shoulder neckline is perfect for this facial type, accompanied by shorter earrings and necklaces, or a hairpiece above the ears.
The Square Face
A strong jawline and a matching distance of the top of the face and chin, to the width of the face, distinguish a square face.
Square faces desperately need curves, therefore a scalloped edged or lace trimmed neckline should do the trick.
Minimal earing styles and long necklaces, and a tiara styled headdress are the most exquisite accompaniments to praise a square face.
The Heart Shaped Face
Easily marked, by the wide brow area and narrow chin the heart shape face can also have sharp angles or soft curves.
Strong horizontal clothing lines, and a boatneck, Sabrina, portrait, turtleneck or off the shoulder neckline, are all amiable candidates for this facial type.
Finish your gown off with teardrop earrings and shorter necklaces, or a wide ribbon choker with a striking pendant.
The Triangle Shaped Face
The triangle or pear-shaped face has a narrow brow and broad jawline, pretty much the opposite of the heart-shaped face.
A V-neckline, collared shirt, sweetheart neckline or queen Anne neckline will work best for this facial shape.
With this type of face, you want the focus to be on the upper parts of your face, by implementing small cluster earrings and a stylish headdress or embellished headband you can achieve this. For a necklace, I would go with something that is curved and of a soft and elegant design.
The Diamond Shaped Face
This facial type is a well balanced, angular with the most width at the cheekbones.Diamond shaped faces can wear basically any type of neckline or jewelry style, similarly to the Oval face. On the contrary, make sure that your jewelry style matches the style and patterns of your gown and neckline.
In general, sticking to the right type of neckline when it comes to your wedding gown, as well as the right type of jewelry, can efficiently accentuate all the attractive aspects of your specific facial shape and conceal the undesirable traits.
However, when choosing a specific neckline, keep in mind that this can likewise affect your choice in jewelry. Necklaces are more flattering with lower necklines, whereas earrings are particularly hanging earrings are more suitable with an upstyle hair do.