When it comes to your wedding style - your dress is only part of it. Bridal accessories can totally make or break your look.
Looking good on your wedding day is essential. And picking out the right dress is only the first step. Once you have your dress, you are then faced with the overwhelming task of accessorizing. So which accessories do you choose? Veils, gloves, belts, trains...and the list goes on and on. And choosing the right accessories is vital to ensuring that your entire wedding day look comes together seamlessly. To make this decision easier, we have complied a list of the top 7 trending bridal accessories of the moment, that you don't want to miss. Remember that without the right accessories, your look can fall flat. But over accessorizing can create a mess. So dig into this list and see what accessories you can live without - and which ones you are ready to say "I do" to.
01. Optional Sleeves
In the last few years, optional sleeve accessories have taken off in bridal fashion. And it is easy to see why. If you are torn between sleeves or no sleeves - why not have your cake and eat it too? Optional sleeves allow you to switch up your look throughout the day with just a quick shift.
Watters: Embellished Illusion Tulle Sleeves
These floral embellished illusion tulle sleeves from Watters are alluring and romantic. Paired with the matching dress these sleeves are an effortless bridal accessory. Embellished sleeves like these can also be paired with a simple slip dress to create more contrasting drama.
Dana Harel: Sequin and Crystal Sleeves
These bridal sleeves from Dana Harel are inspired by the royal gloves worn by Queens and Hollywood icons. Optional sleeves are the perfect, modern alternative to more traditional gloves. And these sequin and crystal accented long sleeves are just irresistible.
Ines di Santo: Illusion Lace
These next bridal sleeves from Ines di Santo features the most alluring illusion lace design. The illusion tulle base of these sleeves are completely sheer, which gives an almost tattoo appearance to the lace appliqué.
Anne Barge: Whimsical Bishop Sleeves
Bridal sleeves aren't just for giving you the option of adding on full length coverage to your wedding day look. They can also be used as an accessory to completely transform a bridal style. These pleated illusion bishop sleeves with rose lace accents from Anne Barge add a whimsical and romantic feel to an otherwise traditional strapless bridal look.
Galia Lahav: Deco Inspired Illusion Sleeves
Galia Lahav knows how to create a bridal look that makes a bold statement. And that is exactly what these embellished illusion sleeves do. Inspired by Art Deco design, these fully embellished illusion sleeves are the essential bridal accessory to finish this look.
02. Detachable Trains
In the past, when brides were thinking about trains they were trying to decide whether to get a dress with a train and how long that train should be. But modern detachable bridal trains are completely changing the conversation. Now a bride doesn't need to bustle their train in order to dance at their reception - they can remove it all together. Bridal trains allow for brides to add drama or completely transform their look from one moment to the next.
Ines di Santo: Dramatic Bow Train
Add some feminine drama to your wedding day look with this detachable bow train from Ines di Santo. This chic bridal accessory gives you the option of adding not only a dramatic train accent to your wedding day look, but also the addition of a trending oversized bow accent.
Kelly Faetanini: Tulle Ball Gown Train
This detachable full ball gown tulle train from Kelly Faetanini completely transforms this chic bridal look. Underneath is a clean fit and flare gown. But when paired with this full ball gown train, the gown is taken to an entirely new level. Wear the detachable ball gown train for your ceremony to add more drama to your look - and then ditch it for the reception so you are ready to dance the night away.
Galia Lahav: Sculptural Drama
Galia Lahav brings us this next detachable train. This voluminous tulle bridal train adds sculptural drama to the already lavish wedding gown. A train like this one is perfect to add more volume to your bridal look for the ceremony, and then you can ditch it to switch up your style for your reception.
Untamed Petals: Ruffled Bridal Train
Add some dramatic texture to your wedding day look. This ruffled tulle bridal train from Untamed Petals adds drama to an otherwise sleek slip dress. Wear for the ceremony, and then ditch it once you are ready for a more casual look.
03. Mini Veils
Veils have to be one of the most traditional bridal accessories. And now we are seeings a modern veil trend that we absolutely love: mini veils. These shorter than usual veils are not just adorable, but they are so chic. And if you have been debating about whether or not you want a veil, this may be a perfect option for you. You keep things traditional with a veil accessory, but in a more chic and modern way.
BHLDN: Mini Traditional
We love how this trending mini veil from BHLDN still feels very traditional and bridal. It gives you the classic feel of a veil, without all of the fuss that a longer length veils gives you. Plus, it is utterly adorable.
Twigs and Honey: Crystal Mini Veil
Add a touch of chic glam to your wedding style with this crystal embellished mini veil from Twigs and Honey. This adorable short tulle veil features starburst-like crystal detailing that is sure to add a luxe finish to any bridal look.
Grace Loves Lace: Chic Romance
Chic and romantic. This next mini veil from Grace Loves Lace is effortlessly romantic. a soft ivory tulle veil which is bound with luminescent satin for an ultra luxe look.
ASOS: Floral Accented Mini Veil
The perfect chic, feminine bridal accessory. This floral accented mini bridal veil from ASOS is light and romantic. Perfect for warmer summer wedding days - or just for a bride who is looking for a more subtle veil accessory on her big day.
04. Sheer Outerwear
Bridal outerwear has been growing in popularity over the past few years as an essential wedding day accessory. But if you are getting married in warmer months, then a chic fur jacket just isn't going to work. But these trending sheer bridal outerwear pieces can be worn year round to give any wedding day look a modern finish. Plus, they can double as an alternative to a veil for your ceremony if you are looking for a more contemporary look!
Watters: Rhinestone Tulle Shawl
A sheer shawl is a chic bridal outerwear piece that adds a modern feminine touch to any wedding day look. And we are loving this bridal accessory from Watters. This sheer tulle shawl features rhinestone accents for a glam finishing touch.
Amsale: Sheer Poncho
We are loving this sheer poncho from Amsale as a lightweight bridal outerwear accessory piece. But this poncho also doubles as a veil alternative if you are looking for a more unique, modern look.
Watters: Sheer Cape
The Bryson cape from Watters adds volume and drama to any bridal day look. This chic long sleeve cape features ruffled wrist cuff accents and a sash that can be tied into an oversized bow at the neck. This statement making bridal accessory can add some modest drama for your ceremony, and can be worn as an alternative to a veil as well.
05: Bold Belts
Bridal belts are getting bolder than ever before. Up until now, brides have embraced simple sash belts dotted with elegant embroidery. But now brides are embracing bigger, bolder belt accessories that are adding a dramatic finish to wedding day looks.
Twigs and Honey: Golden Florals
Add a bold, metallic finish to your wedding day look with this gold floral bridal belt from Twigs and Honey. This ultra chic belt adds a dramatic golden touch to any wedding day look.
Untamed Petals: Beaded Butterflies
Whimsical and dramatic. This hand beaded butterfly belt from Untamed Petals is a bold statement bridal accessory. Fit for a modern day fairytale, this ultra glam accessory is sure to transform even the simplest of bridal looks.
Markarian: Large Studded Belt
This large white silk bridal belt from Markarian with its metallic stud details is sure to transform the look of any bridal gown. A belt like this adds an edgy, modern finish to even the most traditional of bridal gowns.
06. Bridal Bags
Let's be honest - a bag or purse is the last thing you are considering when it comes to your wedding day style. But this chic bridal accessory can not only up-level your look - it can also help you keep important items close to you all throughout your day. Keep your phone close to capture candid moments, or that killer lipstick to keep your look fresh all day long!
Grace Loves Lace: Crepe de Chine Bridal Backpack
Take your bridal accessory game to the next level with this chic backpack from Grace Loves Lace. And we get it - a backpack was probably the last bag you were anticipating. But we have to admit that we are loving this glam crepe de chine drawstring bridal backpack. So cute, and also so practical!
Show My Your Mumu: Straw Bridal Tote
A must-have summer bridal accessory. We are loving this mini straw bridal tote from Show My Your Mumu. Playful and practical. This tote would be a chic accessory for pictures, and also a super practical accessory for carrying around those weddings day essentials.
Untamed Petals: Floral Clutch
A clutch is a more traditional accessory when it comes to a bridal bag. And the bold, floral design of this clutch from Untamed Petals is a statement making wedding day accessory. Featuring hand beaded leaves and 3D florals, this bridal clutch adds a touch of texture and color to your look. And as a bonus, this bag has a silver chain that can be tucked inside like pictured above, or worn as a shoulder strap.
Show Me Your Mumu: Mrs. Bridal Purse
Chic and just a bit cheeky. This "Mrs." bridal bag from Show Me Your Mumu is just too adorable to resist. We love that a bridal bag like this one can be used for all of your wedding events. Your bridal shower and rehearsal dinner leading up to your wedding day. And even as an adorable accessory for your honeymoon!
07: Embellished Gloves
Gloves have always been a classic and timeless bridal accessory. But now we are seeing boldly embellished gloves that add an ultra luxe finish to any bridal look.
Retrofete: Abstract Crystal Gloves
These bold, trending embellished bridal gloves are the daring bridal accessory that you have been waiting for. Semi-sheer georgette gloves which feature abstract lines of crystal embellishments for an ultra lavish look.
Untamed Petals: Glam Tea Party Gloves
These next embellished gloves from Untamed Petals may be dainty and delicate - but their oversized jewel tone crystal accents pack a dramatic punch. These sheer fingerless gloves are the perfect bridal accessory to add a luxe, glamorous finish to any wedding day look.
Safiyaa: Ivory and Pearl Embellished
Ultra elegant and glamourous. These bridal gloves from Safiyaa features all over ivory and pearl floral embellishment which is bold, yet sophisticated. The sheer base is so delicate and it makes the embellishment really pop.
Untamed Petals: Crystals and Ostrich Feathers
Fully embellished with large crystals and ostrich feathers - these next gloves from Untamed Petals are a statement making bridal accessory to say the least. With a finishing touch like this, your wedding day look is sure to make a lasting impression.By Kathryn Schrotenboer