Your hubby may be the only arm candy you really need on the big day, but a stunning stack of bold bangles just might be your next great love. Gone are the days of bridal jewelry just being defined as a demure pair of pearl studs. These days, stylistas are edging up their wedding day look by adorning their wrists with a collection of gold and gilded bangles. Glitzy and glam, these bracelets are off the cuff and refreshingly unexpected. From slimmer and more delicate modern bangles to ornate embellished cuffs, we've compiled a few of our most opulent obsessions.
From top: BCBG Max Azria Pavé T-Bar Cuff. The unique T-bar design is fresh and elegant, and it's flattering construction can help wrists look dainty. Plus, the glittering pavé stones offer a dose of striking shine. ($68, BCBG Maz Azria)
Elizabeth and James White Topaz in Plated 24K Gold Bangle. Throw a dash of trendy edge into your otherwise romantic bridal look with a cool cuff from Elizabeth and James. The textured details are strong and striking, but the design manages to be just soft enough for your wedding day, thanks to the darlingly dainty white topaz stones. ($295, Neiman Marcus)
Lulu Frost Gold-Tone Drift Cuff. This brazen bangle certainly isn't shy. The thick, impactful design is totally unexpectedly eye-catching, while the feather motif is still feminine and whimsical. Constructed of plated brass casting and clear glass stones, this bold band definitely won't fade even when beside your beautiful bouquet. ($250, Lulu Frost)
Rachael Ryen Rectangle Pavé Bangle Bracelet. Say hello to your new signature piece! The delicate rectangular setting of this subtle bracelet is minimal, modern, and totally gorgeous. The design is somehow both pretty enough for your wedding day and clean enough to be suitable for your casual newlywed days. ($98, Rachael Ryen)
Alexis Bittar Pavé Encrusted Criss Cross Cuff. This one isn't for any blushing bride. With a fresh, artistic design that alludes to that chic corset back of your wedding dress, this sculpted bauble is unmistakably a statement piece — and a match-made-in-heaven for modern, eclectic nuptials. ($225, Alexis Bittar)
Vita Fede Titan Crystal Bracelet. With glam Swarovski details and a hinge closure, this pretty bracelet adorning your wrist will have you channeling the fashionistas of the front row of NYFW, except it's your turn down the runway — ahem, aisle. ($475, Vita Fede)
For even more of the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES October/November 2015 issue on newsstands now and available for download.