5 Types of Necklace Styles Perfect for Bridal Wear

Posted on 30 January 2018

necklace styles for bridal wear

A necklace is an important part of a bridal ensemble as it is placed just below the bride’s glowing face and just above the magnificent bridal gown. Think of your wedding pics – close ups or full body shots; your necklace will be visible clearly in almost every image. Naturally, choosing a gorgeous necklace becomes as important as picking a perfect wedding dress.

Tennis Necklace

Alyssa Crystal Tennis Necklace
Alyssa Crystal Tennis Necklace by Bella Krystal

A stylish necklace-y take on the always popular tennis bracelet! Ultra short (no more than 14-16 inches in length), it has a single row of crystals that hug your neck closely to create a deceptively simple row of sparkle around the throat. Absolutely stunning as bridal wear when paired with a matching tennis bracelet or opulent chandelier earrings!

Simple Bead String Necklace

Tessa Crystal Tiger & Off White Fresh Water Pearl Necklace
Tessa Crystal Tiger & Off White Fresh Water Pearl Necklace by Bella Krystal

The timeless bridal necklace! A simple bead string – think a row of pearls – with or without a decorative element. This type of necklace looks sophisticated, classy and graceful. It works exceptionally well if your gown is heavily embellished. The length of the string can be matched to your gown’s neckline (it should stay above the gown’s neckline). Similarly, the colour of the string can complement the colour of your gown, or its details.

Chain & Pendant Necklace

Mariah Sterling Silver Tear Drop Pendant Necklace
Mariah Sterling Silver Tear Drop Pendant Necklace by Bella Krystal

Another bridal classic that works with almost every gown style and every neckline! While the chain is usually elegantly thin and simple, the pendant can be as simplistic (for minimalist bride) or as statement making (for the fashionista bride) as you want it to be. If you are wearing drop earrings, you can match the pendant with it.

Choker Necklace

Chokers surround your neck closely, and unlike strings and pendants, these stand out prominently in your ensemble. As chokers are usually around 16 inches in length, these can make statement impact. If your gown is simple, choose a bold and dazzling choker to create a striking vignette.

You can also pair your choker necklace with a matching bracelet for a style statement.

Bib necklace

Abby Vintage Grecian Necklace
Abby Vintage Grecian Necklace by Bella Krystal

Bib necklaces are perfect for adding a note of glamour with their sumptuous looks. Around 17-18 inches in length (also called princess length), these draw eyes towards your collar bones, these look extra good with sleeveless and strapless gowns and also with sweetheart, U-shape and round necklines.

Long opera necklace

Brielle Crystal Key Long Necklace
Brielle Crystal Key Long Necklace by Bella Krystal

Opera necklaces are long chained necklaces that are around 75 to 90 cm (30-35 inches) in length. You can wear these as one length, or you can drape it twice around the neck to create a layered look. The first layer can hug your neck closely like a choker and the second layer can gently drop down to the cleavage to create a stylish vignette.

Browse Bella Krystal’s handpicked bridal necklace range to find your perfect match!

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