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Accessories for the Unconventional Bride


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In everyday life you dress to express your personality, and this is exactly what you should do on your wedding day. If you’re a modern bride, looking for accessories that are far from ordinary, we give you some alternative options, from your head down to your toes. 

Headwear

Whether your hair is up or down, you can find embellishments to complement your bridal style. 

Crowning Glory

Transform into a regal bride in a showstopping crown or tiara.


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Hat Trick


Cover your head with something a little edgier than a conventional veil by opting for hats and fascinators. 



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The Unmasking

Add a touch of mystery to your wedding outfit by hiding behind an ornate disguise.


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The Cover Up

Looking for something to wrap around your shoulders (that doesn’t look like it belonged to your grandmother!)? Whether it’s a shawl, bolero or cape, covering up isn’t just to keep you warm during the cooler months.

Captivating Capes

Add a healthy dollop of drama to your outfit by adorning yourself with a floor length cape.


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The Capelet

Do you like the idea of the cape, but it’s just too melodramatic for your taste? Choose the little sister version: the capelet. 


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Shrugs and Shawls

Bring in your colour scheme by choosing something cozy, fluffy or knitted, and wrapping it around your shoulders.


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Boleros and Jackets


Pick a cover-up to suit your style- whether it’s formal and chic, or relaxed and fun.

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Shoe HQ


Not every bride is a confident wearer of stilettos, so you’ll be pleased to know that you can hit the dance floor in anything from toms to thongs. 

Casual and Cool

Laidback ladies who prefer the informal footwear option should consider wearing sneakers, slip-ons or espadrilles. 


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Sandals


Let your feet breathe in a pair of gladiator sandals, especially if you’re planning your nuptials for the hot summer months.


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Flat Footed


You might have said no to heels, but you can still find some gorgeous ballet flats to slip your feet into. 



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Lace Ups

To find a happy medium between conventional and quirky, try on a pair of brogues, oxfords or comfy lace-ups. 


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The Heel Deal

If you’re looking for a small heel to give you a little bit of height, without killing your feet, choose kitten heels. I’m not sure why they’re named after a small furry pet, but just like their namesake, they’re really cute and all your friends will ooh and aah.



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All That Glitters

Metallic colours are dominating the bridal palette this year, and the perfect way to introduce gold, silver, pewter, copper and bronze into your wedding outfit, is with striking pieces of jewellery.

Halo Headband

Hair decorations work on long and short hair, and are the perfect alternative to wearing a veil.




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Hair Embellishments

Take the glamour level up a notch by wearing decorative pieces in your hair.



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Ear Cuffs

Make a statement with bold jewellery choices for your ears.



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Necklace

Not many things can be worn backwards and still look gorgeous (for example – your bra!).


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Shoulder Holder

Draw attention to these oft forgotten parts of your body, with some unexpected and intricate items of jewellery.


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Armlets

One way to show off your toned limbs is by wearing an statement-making upper arm cuff.


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Bracelets and Bangles

Whether you choose to go delicate or chunky, pick a bracelet that suits your wedding theme, your wedding dress and your wedding style.


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Fingers and Toes

Your new ring doesn’t have to be the only one on your finger – find something for the other hand that will show off your unique sense of fun and style. 

Getting married on the beach is the perfect opportunity to do what most brides dream of doing after hours in their shoes – going barefoot. Being shoe-less certainly doesn’t stop you from dressing up your perfectly manicured feet. 


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You can wear diamonds, pearls and lace on your wedding day, or you can pick something unconventional to add to your bridal outfit. It’s fun to experiment, and it’s a great way to refresh your look, but your fiancé still needs to recognise you, so make sure the accessories you choose are a reflection of you.

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