Though the Goddess of
wedding etiquette frowns upon any guest looking so good as to possibly
upstage the bride, She will quietly avert her eyes when it comes to the
rehearsal dinner, and in particular, accessories. The rehearsal dinner
is attended only by the bridal party and out-of-town guests, which
creates an interesting dynamic. On the one hand, this is an intimate
setting; on the other, it is the only chance the bridesmaids have to
choose their own ensemble. Here, Dasha Boutique offers our suggestions
on how to look good, appropriately.
Amethyst & Vermeil
1. Balance a
Conservative Dress with Fun Earrings
The one thing
wedding etiquette won't give you a break on at the rehearsal dinner
is showing way too much skin. So leave the samba gown at home and
opt for something more conservative, but also flattering. Then spice
it up with jewelry that allows you to express yourself. Choose
earrings replete with sparkling gemstones - there are gemstones out
there in every color to match every dress - and find a style that
works with your face shape and hairdo. We suggest cascade earrings
for long faces, chandelier earrings and big hoops for oval faces,
and cluster drops for round faces.
necklaces can often be too bold for a situation like a rehearsal
dinner, but that doesn't mean you have to leave your favorite
pendant at home. Bracelets that feature one or two gemstones in
a pattern, as charms, or as a single pendant allow you to don
your signature bling without overwhelming the entire outfit or
drawing too much attention off the couple-to-be. We guarantee
the people at your table will notice it, and you'll win a few
points with the etiquette Goddess as well.
For this Clear Quartz Multi-Strand Chain Bracelet
Just because your
own wedding took place some time ago (or has yet to happen)
doesn't mean you shouldn't highlight your own finger bling, or
any other jewelry for that matter. Sparkle comes from the way
the light hits and reflects off the gemstone surfaces. If those
surfaces are dirty, the reflection won't be as strong, making
the jewelry look dull or old. Wash gemstones with a soft cloth,
mild soap and water. Oxidized or tarnished gold and sterling
silver can be cleaned with household toothpaste and a soft
cloth. Pearls maintain their luster through your body's natural
oils, so wear them often. Check out our
jewelry care guide for more complete care and storage
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