Expert advice about accessories

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Finishing touches

Finishing touches

Q. My gown has a sweetheart neckline and I really want to find some gorgeous jewellery to complement it. What would you recommend?

A. Julieann Bird says: Wedding gowns with this neckline look striking when teamed with a necklace. Before choosing the right pendant, here are some things to consider:

- Strike the right balance. If your dress has lots of detailing on the bodice then it's a case of less is more. Opt for a simple design such as a string of pearls or a pretty pendant. In contrast, simple, structured gowns look elegant when accessorised with more elaborate, statement pieces.

- Shorter necklaces, which lay at the base of your neck, best suit chic up dos. Pendants and longer chains look lovely with half-up or fully down tresses as they give the illusion of a longer neck, which will streamline your silhouette.

Don't forget to finish your bridal look by adding a pair of pretty earrings. These not only frame and make a feature of your face, but will lead the eye past your necklace onto your fabulous wedding dress.

Julieann Bird