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Modern Bridal Trend: Pearls

Modern Bridal Trend: Pearls

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.

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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

Pearl Veils
The Kennedy Pearl Embellished Wedding Veil & the Siena Embellished Wedding Veil

Pearl Jewelry
Running for the Hills Pearl Earrings & the Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Pearl Heels
These Jimmy Choo pearl-encrusted heels or these Jimmy Choo pearl pumps

Pearl Clutches and Bags
Simone Rocha Pearl Egg Bag, Cult Gaia Esme Mother-of-Pearl Fan Clutch, & the L’alingi Eternity Imitation Pearl Top Handle Bag


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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


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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

Pearl Swimwear
The Pearl Hayden Bikini Top with the coordinating Lulu Bikini Bottom


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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:

Pearl Hair Accessories
Pearl and Gold Plated Hair Barette & Petite Ana Bridal Pearl Hair Piece (especially when paired with a pearl-embellished veil!)

Pearl Manicures
These subtle french tips, an all-over pearly polish, or this pearl-studded mani


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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

Pearl Lingerie
Beatrice Bustier with the coordinating Beatrice Underwear

Pearl Bridal Robes
Lucia Short Bridal Robe, Elle Silk Bridal Robe, & Sophia Long Silk Bridal Robe


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modern bride's guide to wearing pearls

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