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In all the anticipation leading up to the royal wedding, we pulled together a collection of our favorite wedding-worthy accessories in "You Rule," a pictorial in our May issue. One stunner we feature is this Kenneth Jay Lane gold-and-crystal pearl statement necklace, which would look fab with a dress that has a simple, strapless neckline. When going for lots of sparkle with your jewelry, be sure to pick just one statement piece and keep the rest of your look toned down. Take it from a newly minted royal—Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, knew to keep her earrings understated when pairing them with an amazing Cartier tiara and the intricate lace neckline of her Alexander McQueen wedding dress. Remember: No one and nothing should outshine the bride herself.
—Beth Swanson, Fashion & Beauty Assistant, BRIDES magazine