Good news. When it comes to selecting your bridal accessories this 2023, you’ll be relieved to hear the options are pretty much endless.
That’s right, the 2023 bridal accessories table is literally glittering with possibilities. With everything from gram-worthy embroidered veils (à la Hailey Bieber) to Swarovski ear cuffs, custom sneakers for the after-party to elbow-length crystal-adorned gloves on offer, the issue isn’t the lack of choice, it’s what to choose. Regardless of whether you’re taking to the aisle in your favourite Australian bridal designer or looking to elope and keep it more low key in a sleek, beautifully tailored bridal suit, those bridal accessories are key. Luckily for you, this month we’ve brought together our edit of seven bridal accessory trends you’ll be tempted to jump on…
#1 Bridal Gloves
Whether you’ve been swept away by a fingerless, embroidered pair or will take to the aisle in something elbow-length and sheer, a pair of bridal gloves can instantly elevate your bridal look this 2023. We’re particularly taken with Kerry Parker’s handmade creations. Delivering on a cool collection of hand-stitched luxury gloves (flaunting everything from dreamy ruffles, to pearl details and that coveted sheer form) not to mention an array of other playful accessories - we’re talking fishnet tights, statement belts, premium lingerie and tulle socks - Kerry Parker’s website is a playground for truly unique bridal accessories!
Pictured above: Floral Ecstasy Tulle Gloves by Kerry Parker
#2 Detachable accessories
For the bride who is looking to switch-up their bridal threads from day to night, meet the world of detachable accessories. We’re talking everything from amazing ruffled overskirts in heavenly tulle to removable sleeves and cool bridal separates. Not only do detachable bridal accessories allow you to bring your own unique style to your bridal look, they can help create two looks in one. What more could you ask for? Those are some hardworking bridal accessories! A good example of this is Kate Fearnley’s whimsical detachable Valentina skirt, a new arrival from the British designer’s dreamy new Reflection Collection.
Hair Stylist: @tinaelliotthairstyling
#3 Pearl Accessories
Our penchant for pearls is HUGE right now. From that subtle nod with a pair of earrings or a delicate hair slide, to bolder details like a statement clutch (from the likes of Cult Gaia or Lulu Guinness), pearl embellished gown or elbow-length transparent gloves, pearls are making waves right now. And, hands-up who else is crushing on the above number that was recently featured in a bridal editorial from Reutlingen-based bridal concept store, You Are. Just dreamy!
Bridalstylist & Bridal Store: @you_are_bride
Hair & Makeup: @hottbrides_brautstyling
Models: @juliahrjesik @emilyskljar
#4 Bridal Sneakers
Whether it’s a pair of your favourite Converse or something more one-of-a-kind and personalised, a pair of bridal sneakers (for the aisle or post-aisle) can look achingly cool with the right bridal look. And that added bonus? They’re super comfortable too. Perfect if you’re looking to dance until you can’t dance anymore into the early hours on your wedding day! Charlotte Mills’ Karolina Pearl Trainer is an amazing option, especially if you’re looking for a touch of extra sparkle!
A pair of your coolest sunglasses is your ultimate bridal accessory this 2023. Regardless of whether you opt for something playful and voluminous in tulle, sassy bridal separates or something more low-key and relaxed in the wedding dress department, a pair of sunglasses will instantly bring that cool vibe to those all-important wedding day photographs. Want an example? Check out this effortless look by Lovely Bride Houston!
P.S. You’ll love our White Heart Sunglasses and at £4.99 they’re a steal!
Image credit: @lovelybridehouston
Dress: Jack by @sarahseven
#6 The Platform Shoe
This season we’ve got a lot of love for the towering platform. If, like us, you’ve been swooning over the latest Versaces' but can’t quite afford the hefty price tag, panic not. There’s a lot of other skyscraper platform sole mates out there. Why not take to the aisle in Dune London’s Mistia (£150), part of the high-street brand’s Wedding Collection.
#7 Embroidered veils
For those looking to bring a modern twist to a more contemporary bridal accessory, your bridal prayers have been answered! Celebrated for her custom embroidered wedding veils, it’s hard not to fall in love with Rebecca Anne Designs' magical creations. In her own words, “the veil is not just an accessory, afterthought or addition”, it can immediately elevate your bridal style and take it to an entirely new level. Whether you choose whimsical florals to cascade down your veil’s dreamy length or some beautifully chosen words - it’s the perfect way to make a statement this 2023 and beyond.
Photography by @kamilanowakphotography
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