When you think of a groom's gift for the big day, a wedding watch is probably one of the first things that comes to mind, right? Well, brides, time to turn the tables—the guys aren't the only ones who get to flaunt this luze accessory down the aisle. While a chunky timepiece on your wrist admittedly doesn't quite scream bridal or wedding photo-friendly, we're here to set the record straight. Believe it or not, there's an entire class of women's watches that go well with a wedding dress (AND rehearsal dinner dress, afterparty outfit, etc.). Imagine more a delicate bracelet look-alike and less Swatch-y. Plus, considering your phone may be MIA for most of the day, it's nice to have an old-school reminder of the time (although we doubt you'll be checking).
To prove our point that pretty watches for brides aren't in fact an oxymoron, we scoured the web to find nine of the best bridal accessories that add just the right amount of flair to your wedding ensemble (read: they won't compete with or detract from your great-grandmother's bracelet). Coming out on top as one of the most wedding-appropriate of them all is Kate Spade's floral-adorned timepiece, decked out with gold and pearls to enhance your frock. For the silver route, Rebecca Minkoff's barely-there number makes for easy stacking should you want to add other bracelets into the mix. And perfect for spring brides, Anne Klein developed the most genius invention: a watch with a hidden dial (you'll see).
Whether you "accidentally" leave this tab open to drop hints for your future spouse or decide to splurge on a new accessory for yourself (because what's another dip in the wedding budget?), any of these nine watches have "brides" written all over them. Add it to your ensemble on the big day, or save for future occasions. Either way, these stunners put in a good word for women's watches everywhere.
Movado 34mm BOLD Crystal Bangle Watch, Rose
For the bride-to-be who may or may not be a liiiiiitle basic and still can't get enough of rose gold, snag this for your wedding day, stat. The thin band, numberless dial, and monochromatic styling keep things on the minimal side.
SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $595
Kate Spade Metro Bracelet Watch, 21mm
Flowers and white—honestly, what better motifs could you ask for in a wedding watch? Mother-of-pearl blooms with crystal studs replace a traditional strap (quite strikingly, might we add).
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, was $325, now $195
DKNY Women's Crosswalk Silver Tone
In honor of syncing lives with your S.O., turn to a chic silver ticker with a crossover band that reflects the sentiment.
SHOP NOW: Watch Station, was $115, now $57
Anne Klein Women's Rose Gold-Tone and Gray Bangle Bracelet Watch 31mm
Although on the thicker side, this watch features playful bows that maintain an overall feminine allure so it's wonderfully wedding-ready—perfect for dresses on the simple side or even ones with a matching statement detail (go bow or go home).
SHOP NOW: Macy's, $85
Anne Klein Women's Gold-tone Solid Link Bracelet Watch
A rectangular dial and decorative band feel way more on par with jewelry. And in case you're planning to take a celebratory jump in the pool (why not?) after the wedding, water resistance of up to 99 feet deep has you covered (though don't decide to stay in and go swimming!).
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $55
Anne Klein Women's Mother of Pearl Dial Mesh Bracelet Watch, 20mm
Surprise, surprise—this shimmery bouquet pops open to reveal the watch beneath. Pure. Genius.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom Rack, was $110, now $55
Rebecca Minkoff Moment Chain Wrap Bracelet Watch, 30mm
Small but mighty, this ultrathin dress watch by beloved accessories designer Rebecca Minkoff packs the look of a bracelet into a barely-there watch. Hello, wedding arm candy.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, was $275, now $206