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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.
For a Black-Tie Wedding: Lele Sadoughi Swarovski Birdcage Earrings
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.
Most Ethereal: Olivia & Pearl Aphrodite Statement Earring
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.
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.
For a Garden Wedding: Lele Sadoughi Crystal Lily Earrings
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.
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.
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.
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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.