The Modern Bride's Guide to Wearing Pearls
Pearls are a staple in the bridal world for a reason – they withstand the passage of time and the changing of trends, retaining a classic elegance even as the years go by. But a simple strand necklace or stud earrings aren’t the only ways to do pearls. We’re rounding up a handful of fresh, style-forward ways to incorporate pearls into your bridal look, from bachelorette to big day.
Bridal Pearl Accessories
The easiest way to incorporate pearls into your bride-to-be look? Accessories! Think: wispy pearl-studded veils that take their cue from the consetellations of stars in the night sky, pearl-encrusted heels and clutches, and organic-shaped freshwater pearl earrings. Go for one statement piece (like the iconic Simone Rocha Pearl Egg Bag), or layer a few pearl accessories together for a more collected look.
Our Picks for Modern Pearl Accessories
Bridal Dresses with Pearls
Get all the glamor of pearl accessories by choosing a dress that’s stiched with pearls, from barely there pearl seed beads to oversized statement pearls that prove more is more.
Our Picks for Pearl Bridal Dresses
Pearl Bridal Dresses
Mademoiselle Bridal Mini
Bridal Swimwear with Pearls
Made by marine oysters and freshwater mussels, pearls are a match made in sartorial heaven for swimwear. Our latest obsession? Montce’s Pearl Collection, which is made from a luminous, pearlescent fabric inspired by the ocean’s gems.
Our Picks for Pearl Swimsuits
Bridal Hair & Nails with Pearls
If subtlety is your love language when it comes to all that glitters, opt for a pearl barette that nods to old Hollywood glamor, or add micro pearls to your next manicure.
Our Picks for Pearl Hair Accessories and Pearl Nails:
Bridal Lingerie & Robes with Pearls
Pearls don’t have to be reserved for the main event! Include them in your getting-ready or after-hours look with delicate pearl-beaded bridal robes and lingerie for an extra touch of elegance.
Our Picks for Pearl Lingerie and Bridal Robes
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