The Best Bridal Statement Earrings for Any Look

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Whether you're a classic or a bold bride, accessories have the power to pull your entire wedding day look together, and statement earrings are a perfect finishing touch. From delicate chandelier styles to fashion-forward ear-cuffs, and shoulder-grazing pieces, you can never go wrong with an eye-catching earring for any bridal ensemble.

If you're looking to up the ante on your wedding day, opt for earrings that come in bold lengths and shapes, and feature unique details like oversized pearls and bright pops of color. Of course, not all statement earrings have to be dramatic to command attention. Crystal drop earrings will always be a classic look, and delicate shoulder-grazing earrings are stunning yet subtle–plus, they can highlight simple necklines on strapless ballgowns and slinky slip dresses.

Read on for the best statement earrings for every bridal style and budget.

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Lele Sadoughi Swarovski Birdcage Earrings

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Black-tie weddings call for impressive ballgowns and glamourous accessories. Sparkle down the aisle with this pair of show-stopping earrings embellished with shimmering Swarovski crystals.

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For the Minimalist: Mateo Duality Baroque-Pearl & 14K Gold Drop Earrings

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For a simple statement piece that packs a punch, this elegant drop earring is a sophisticated choice. This style was designed to be worn with bare shoulders or dresses with pin-thin straps.

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Most Vintage-Inspired: Oscar de la Renta Chandelier Earrings

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Brides with a vintage-inspired aesthetic will love these charming chandelier earrings from Oscar de la Renta. Be sure to sweep your hair up to really showcase all the details.

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Best Subtle Color: J.Crew Colorful Floral Hoop Earrings

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If you're looking to incorporate subtle color into your ensemble, these J.Crew earrings in shades of silver, champagne, and blush are a romantic choice.

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Best Studs: The Pink Reef Oversized Flower Studs

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Oversized floral studs are particularly striking for a spring wedding. Add dewy makeup and style your hair into an effortless bun to complete your perfectly springy look.

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Most Unique: Mateo Graduated Pearl & Diamond 14kt Gold Drop Earrings

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These exquisite circle earrings feel modern timeless. We're picturing this unique style with a minimalist slip dress, or a gown with an edgy asymmetrical neckline.

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For a Beach Wedding: Brinker & Eliza Slow Dance Earrings

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We can't think of a more perfect pair of earrings for seaside nuptials. This pearly style is beautiful, but subtle, and can easily be worn with bohemian or simple wedding dresses.

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Best Floral Style: Jennifer Behr Violet Dangle Earrings

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We love these silver earrings, featuring a spray of dainty flowers, for a formal wedding during the springtime. Eye-catching but delicate, these earrings won't overpower your overall look.

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For the Afterparty: Baublebar Champagne Earrings

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Have an affinity for champagne? Show off your bubbly personality with these statements earrings from Baublebar. They are perfect for a champagne toast during your reception!

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Best Modern Pearls: Cult Gaia Aliza Earrings

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Often pearl earrings can feel stuffy or outdated, but not this pair from Cult Gaia. A stack of cascading pearls in various shell shapes lends this pair a decidedly unique and fresh aesthetic.

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Most Unexpected: Bea Bongiasca Vine Earrings

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Accessories featuring mixed materials like gold, enamel, and crystals are automatically statement-making. These unique earrings would be right at home at a chic courthouse wedding.

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Most Bridal: Danielle Frankel Silver and White Gold Pearl Earrings

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Danielle Frankel is known for her exquisite and unique bridal gowns, so it's no surprise that her accessories are equally eye-catching. These bold pearl earrings can be worn with anything from a simple sheath dress to a modern pantsuit.

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Most Ethereal: Olivia & Pearl Aphrodite Statement Earring

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Named after the Greek goddess, Olivia & Pearl's Aphrodite earrings will surely have you feeling divine. These ethically-sourced earrings are made from 100% recycled gold and silver, and would certainly elevate any bridal look.

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Best Rental: Lizzie Fortunato Fresh Cut Daisy Earrings

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Modern yet feminine, these floral earrings are as sweet as ever for a spring or backyard wedding. Pair them with a clean and classic gown, or a casual midi dress for an instantly springy look.

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For the Trendy Bride: Studio Tesfaye Born Stunna Handmade Earrings

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These earrings were handmade for a bride looking to add a bit of texture to her bridal look. Delicate, yet bold, this pair will stun all your guests. They can also be ordered as clip-ons for those without piercings.

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For a Garden Wedding: Lele Sadoughi Crystal Lily Earrings

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If you're throwing a garden wedding set against a backdrop of fresh florals and luscious greenery, then these pretty drop earrings are a no-brainer.

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Classic with a Twist: Mignonne Gavigan Talia Earrings

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If you're looking for a modern take on pearl earrings, this pair is sure to speak to your non-traditional tastes. Wear yours with a clean and classic ballgown for the ceremony, and a flirty mini dress for the reception.

What to Look For in Bridal Statement Earrings

A pair of bridal statement earrings make for the perfect finishing touch to any wedding day look–be it classic and traditional or laidback and bohemian. When picking out a pair of statement earrings, it's always important to take your wedding dress style into consideration. For example, if you're looking to add a little glamour to a simple slip dress, you could opt for shoulder-grazing earrings complete with shimmering crystals or go bold with a pair of brightly colored studs. For wedding dresses with all-over beading, you can either dial up the glitz and glamour with chandelier earrings designed with cascading pearls and diamonds or, alternatively, go for a more minimalist look with a pair of simple and traditional drop earrings.

FAQ
  • Can I wear statement earrings with my wedding dress?

    Of course! Statement earrings are the perfect finishing touch to any bridal ensemble.

  • Can I wear statement earrings for my casual wedding?

    Absolutely! Statement earrings come in a wide range of styles (and colors!) suited for all types of weddings and aesthetics.

  • What statement earrings are best for a black-tie wedding?

    For formal weddings, we love shoulder-grazing styles, chandelier earrings, and styles with cascading pearls and crystals.

Why Trust Brides

Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, wedding parties, and more.

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