Shoulder Jewelry Is the New Bridal Accessory

Put a twist on the traditional necklace with statement jewels that drape over your shoulders.
Bridal shoulder jewelry
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Carrie Anton
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Carrie Anton
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If you love a sweetheart neckline or strapless silhouette but don't want to feel so bare from the chest up, take cover with jewelry instead. Sometimes called epaulettes or yokes, shoulder jewelry can elevate a simple gown into something fabulous and formal. Here, a few of our faves to inspire your look.

1. Crystal Beauty

Sleek lines of Swarovski crystals feel modern and elegant without being too over the top.

Sara Gabriel Reina shoulder necklace, $320,

2. Cascading Shimmer

This two-in-one look can be worn with the jewels dripping over your shoulders for the ceremony and pictures, and then converted to a lovely lace choker when it's time let loose at the reception.

PowderBlueBijoux Bridal lace bib necklace, $88,

3. Sparkle and Shine

For a bridal look with plenty of glitz, go for a fully studded rhinestone wrap with dangling jewel strands.

AlexiBlackwellBridal Bridal shoulder necklace, $169,

4. Off-the-Shoulder Blooms

This statement capelet mixes embroidered florals, intricate beading and tassel details for a shoulder stunner.

Blush Cheek Off-the-shoulder flower statement lace body jewelry, $278,

5. Amazing Appliqués

Silver beading adds a luxe finish to appliqués, which are connected by rows of exquisite, clear crystals.

Bel Aire Bridal Crystal and silver bead shoulder jewelry, prices vary by retailer,

6. Glittering Gold

Shine on your wedding day with a gilded stranded piece that adds a touch of glamour.

AMYOBridal Bridal back necklace, $698,

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