4 Big Bridal Accessory Trends According to Experts -- Shoes, Veils & More!

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Jennifer Behr

It's the height of wedding season (Katherine Schwarzenegger and Christ Pratt just got hitched, and J.Law and Sophie Turner are planning their own nuptials) and brides are planning what they will wear for the big day. 

If you're walking down the aisle this summer, most likely you've already chosen the dress of your dreams. The next step? Planning out your accessories. We believe they are just as important as the gown. The right pair of shoes, jewelry (in addition to your engagement ring), hair accessory and veil completes the ensemble to perfection, making your wedding day look even more special. 

To help you decide, we've tapped four fashion experts to sound off on today's biggest bridal accessory trends and their picks, along with our favorites to shop right now. 

Pearl Hair Accessories

"Right now, pearls are having a huge moment, and we're seeing them worn in modern, unconventional ways. Our Primavera Bobby Pins and the matching Primavera Coronet, give the impression of baby's breath in the hair, with a sophisticated and special feel. The effect of the spraying pearls is magical. Our Perla Bobby Pin Set is another elegant way to incorporate pearls. It's been worn by Mandy Moore, Madeline Brewer, Nathalia Dyer, Lily James, and more." 

--Jennifer Behr, accessory designer

Primavera Coronet, $925 at Jennifer Behr 

Jennifer Behr pearl headband
Jennifer Behr


Brides & Hairpins Arabella Halo, $260 at Nordstrom

Brides & Hairpins pearl halo

Lele Sadoughi Pearl Headband, $150 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Lele Sadoughi pearl headband
Saks Fifth Avenue

Unicra Pearl Hair Pins, $9 at Amazon

Amazon pearl hair pins

Statement Shoes

"I’m loving statement bridal shoes! Embellished crystal heels and embroidery fabrics are a trend that I tapped into this season with new styles I added to my Bridal collection. I love intricate detailing on unexpected places of a shoe that really catch the camera flash to take strong, impactful images. By wearing a pop of color in your shoes or bag, you can style that accessory in different ways after the big day." 

--Sophia Webster, shoe designer 

Rosalind Crystal 85, $495 at Sophia Webster 

Sophia Webster rosalind crystal sandals
Sophia Webster


Bella Belle Embroidered Pump, $355 at Nordstrom

Bella Belle embroidered pump

Jewel Badgley Mischka Darielle Sandals, $129 at Macy's

Badgley Mischka crystal fringe heels

Blue by Betsey Johnson Rhinestone Flats, $109 at Dillard's

Blue by Betsey Johnson rhinestone flats

Glamorous Earrings 

“The best bridal pieces combine high-impact glamour and timeless style to enhance what is a truly unique and special occasion. Our Lola Drop Earrings, designed by our brand ambassador and creative collaborator Penélope Cruz, are crafted in 18k white gold, Swarovski Created Diamonds and responsibly sourced Topaz. The biggest trend we are seeing now is customers who want to purchase jewelry pieces which are crafted with real consideration and care for people and the planet. It is a pleasure to work with Penélope to help shape the future of our industry through Conscious Luxury -- a new way of doing business that puts compassion and sustainability at its heart." 

--Nadja Swarovski, chairman and creative director of Atelier Swarovski

Penélope Cruz Lola Earrings, $3990 at Atelier Swarovski

Atelier Swarovski x Penlope Cruz Lola drop earrings
Atelier Swarovski


Teddi Statement Earrings, $150 $100 at Kendra Scott 

Kendra Scott teddi statement earrings
Kendra Scott

Mika Diamond Line Earrings, $100 at Bagatiba

Bagatiba mika diamond line earrings

Zuri Orb Earrings, $68 at Soko

Soko orb earrings

Embellished Veil

"We're starting to see brides not only embrace veils again, but really lean into embellished veils that are really fun with elements of the unexpected. Lace trimmed veils are classics for good reason, but we're seeing brides seek lace that is a bit more modern. Our Meadow Lace Veil has soft shades of champagne and blush floral applique made with 3D deconstructed chiffon -- you get the look of lace without the vibes of your grandmother's tablecloth. It's a super fresh take on floral lace trim. And then for brides who are embracing the unexpected, we’re loving the trend of pearls making a comeback and made our Pearl Beaded Veil, covered in cascading pearls." 

--Denise Jin and Molly Kang, founders of Floravere 

Cathedral Meadow Floral Applique Veil, $625 at Floravere

Flora Vere cathedral meadow veil
Flora Vere


Starry Galaxy Veil, $375 at Twigs & Honey

Twigs & Honey starry galaxy veil
Twigs & Honey

Aleksa Karina Fringe Veil, $275 at BHLDN 

Aleksa Karina fringe veil

White by Vera Wang Pearl Veil, $100 at David's Bridal

White by Vera Wang pearl veil
David's Bridal

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