Earrings for Every Wedding Dress

Whether you go for a classic sweetheart neck or a trendy off-the-shoulder look, we've got the danglers and studs to complement every neckline.
by Avery Hutchinson
  1. Smiling bride putting on earrings
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    Even if you don't wear earrings on a daily basis, they're are an important bridal accessory for a few reasons: They draw attention to your face (which is perfect for tightly cropped photos), and they can enhance a simple gown or play up the glamorous vibe of an ornate one. When shopping for this wedding day essential, choose wisely. Pick a pair that flatters both your personal style and wedding dress neckline. Whether you're wearing a deep, plunging V-neck or a high-collar dress, the right earrings are a gorgeous finishing touch. Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite studs, chandeliers and modern ear crawlers, below.

  2. Deep V-Neckline

    Deep V neckline with crawler earrings

    Deep V-necklines elongate your torso and give just the right amount of sex appeal. Keep this stunning neckline sleek and modern by pairing it with wedding-worthy ear crawlers. Not only will they add an elegant sparkle, they also play off the angular shape of a deep V, drawing attention to your neck and collarbones.

    Dress by Kenneth Pool

    From left: Kate Spade New York Bouquet faux pearl drop ear crawlers, $98, Nordstrom.com; Auden Harlow Crystal ear cuff, $198, BergdorfGoodman.com; Nardi Cubic zirconia stud ear crawlers, $120, Nordstrom.com

  3. Halter Neckline

    Halter neckline with stud earrings

    Halters show off your arms and shoulders, so choose a pair of sophisticated studs that won't compete with the unique shape of this neckline. Add a classic pearl earring or play up your personal style with a floral stud (perfect for a summer soiree).

    Dress by Angel Sanchez

    From left: Tiffany Pearl earrings, $1,100, Tiffany.com; Kenneth Jay Lane Pave flower earrings, $239, Shopbop.com; Zales Diamond Love Knot stud earrings, $199, Zales.com

  4. Bateau Neckline

    Bateau neckline with stud earrings

    This is a timeless neckline that gives off seriously vintage vibes (think: Jackie O. and Grace Kelly). Choose earrings that are delicate and small—we suggest crystals or pavé options since they'll attract the light, adding just enough sparkle.

    Dress by Legends Romona Keveza

    From left: Adina Reyter Pavé diamond stud earrings, $198, Bloomingdales.com; Henri Bendel Luxe asscher cut pavé studs, $88, HenriBendel.com; ILA Irina earrings sparkling diamond teardrops, $660, Catbird.com

  5. Illusion Neckline

    Illusion neckline with drop earrings

    Illusion necklines add an ethereal feel with floating lace or beading. Add drop earrings with texture to complement the delicate feel of this barely there neckline.

    Dress by Anne Barge

    From left: Effy Bouquet white gold diamond cluster drop earrings, $1,595, Effy.com; Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Cobblestone earrings, $4,900, Tiffany.com; Lauren Ralph Lauren Pavé drop earrings, $38, Bloomingdales.com

  6. High Collar

    High collar neckline with mini drop earrings

    Mini drop earrings will mimic the ornate vibe of a high collar without overpowering it. Go for vintage-inspired ones with pearls for an extra-regal feel.

    Dress by Pronovias

    From left: Oscar de la Renta Swarovski crystal petite drop earrings, $175, OscardelaRenta.com; Blue Nile Freshwater cultured pearl and white topaz drop earrings, $50, BlueNile.com; Swarovski Bella silver tone and crystal mini drop earrings, $69, LordandTaylor.com

  7. Off The Shoulder

    Off the shoulder neckline with ear jacket earrings

    An off-the-shoulder neckline (also called a Bardot neckline) gives you plenty of room to play with statement earrings. We love pairing this elegant style with modern ear jackets. These gorgeous ones from Marchesa are a perfect "something blue."

    Dress by J. Mendel

    Marchesa Crystal ear jackets, $55, Nordstrom.com; Givenchy Small teardrop earrings, $38, Nordstrom.com; Swarovski Attract ear jacket and stud earring set, $89, LordandTaylor.com

  8. Straight Strapless

    Straight strapless neckline with long drop earrings and vertical studs

    Create some interest to a horizontal neckline with a vertical drop earring. Not only are these options fun, but the length of the earrings will elongate your neck.

    Dress by Carolina Herrera

    From left: Dana Rebecca Designs Sylvie rose diamond bar stud earrings, $355, Nordstrom.com; David Yurman Starburst drop earrings with diamonds, $1,750, DavidYurman.com; Oscar de la Renta Swarovski crystal pearl long drop earrings, $290, OscardelaRenta.com

  9. Sweetheart Strapless

    Sweetheart strapless neckline with chandelier earrings

    It's no secret why sweethearts are a bridal staple: The heart-shaped neckline shows off curves and flatters most body types. Pair chandelier earrings with this ultra-feminine style—its clean lines and bare shoulders won't distract from bold colors and shapes.

    Dress by Watters

    From left: Noir Jewelry Adirondack earrings, $160, ShopBop.com; Nadri Kite chandelier earrings, $125, Bloomingdales.com, Baublebar Chandelier drops, $34, Baublebar.com

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