You're never fully dressed without a smile — or the proper accessories. When it comes to your wedding day accessories, that couldn't be more true. There are a few items that no bride should be without, including longwear lipstick, breath freshener, tissues and a cell phone. So it stands to reason that you'll need a functional — and more importantly stylish — way to carry them. For many blushing brides, a classic clutch is the accessory of choice. It's a chic way to stash your essentials, plus, it doesn't take up too much space.
Here, we've rounded up our fave clutches to complement your bridal style.
Planning a 1920s-inspired wedding? This box clutch is the definition of old Hollywood glamour. Believe us, it's worth the high price tag. Every detail is perfection — from the crystal-coated exterior to the metallic lambskin lining. This is one clutch you'll seriously love forever — like your husband. (Couture crystal slide-lock clutch bag in rhine, $1,995, Judith Leiber)
For brides with a more modern sensibility, this hand-poured white pearlescent acrylic clutch is an investment-worthy accessory that's sure to be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come. The silver kiss-lock keeps your essential secure. And there's even an interior mirror, so you can make sure your bridal beauty look stays flawless all night long. ("Jean Solid" in white pearlescent, $895, Edie Parker)
'Tis the season for metallics. This sparkling clutch adds glitz and glamour to any evening look. The structured shape is the perfect complement to a skyline setting. And the shoulder chain strap makes it super versatile — perfect for the bride who likes options. ("Margot" champagne glitter clutch, $650, Jimmy Choo)
Calling all beach brides! This whimsical take on a classic bridal clutch is handmade from a solid giant abalone shell. It's perfect for your seaside celebration. This would look stunning with a soft lace or flowing chiffon gown, and a flower crown or embellished headpiece. ("Sirene Shell" minaudiére, $595, Rafe)
Planning outdoor nuptials? Whether your theme is whimsical garden, coastal getaway or modern woodland, this handwoven straw and lurex clutch offers a rustic yet romantic vibe. And the shimmering shell clasp is sure to make a statement — after all, your wedding day is your time to shine. ("Adeline" clutch in silver, $205, Kayu)
Not all wedding dresses are bright white. Rocking an off-white number? Opt for this striking box clutch, featuring a polished gold cage over ivory satin. Finish the look with art deco-inspired earrings and a bold lip... and you're ready to walk — no, make that strut — down the aisle. *("Palermo" clutch in ivory, $115, Inge Christopher available in Shopbop) *
For bling-loving brides, this sparkling stunner doesn't disappoint. Featuring a glittering ombré finish and jewel closure, this dazzling design stands out, no matter when or where you wear it. We predict it's going to become your new go-to evening bag. (Ombré shimmer clutch, $65, Natasha Couture available at Nordstrom)