How to Accessorize Royal Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
By Renee Gerber
, last updated September 4, 2011
If you are donning a lovely royal blue dress for your friend or sister's wedding day, you will surely want the right accessories. Blue is a color that is fairly easy to accessorize, so you should have little trouble in locating all the right accents to go along with the gown. You can shop at plenty of different stores to find the perfect accessories for your royal blue dress.
In general, you will probably want to color coordinate for the wedding day. Since royal blue is such a great color, you can easily choose accessories to match. Jewelry is one of the main types of accessories used for weddings, so if you have a small mom and pop jewelry store in your neighborhood, that is a great place to start. You should be able to easily locate a lovely sapphire and sterling silver necklace and earrings. It is possible you could find a matching bracelet as well. Take a look around to see what options are available, and if you don't see something appropriate, talk with the owner or a store employee. You can also buy sterling silver jewelry without precious gems, as silver goes well with all shades of blue. Another option is to find silver jewelry with sapphire cubic zirconia gems, if you are on a tight budget and can't afford the real thing.
Visit popular department stores in your local area, such as Sears, JCPenney and Macy's. The jewelry departments at these stores are quite plentiful, and you can find plenty of different options that are frequently discounted.
You can also find some great accessories at bridal stores, which carry bridesmaid dresses and other various items. Small mom and pop bridal shops and larger warehouse type stores are both great resources. David's Bridal is a good example of the latter, and you can find anything from bridesmaid shoes to lovely jeweled hair clips and other pieces that can be worn in your hair. As far as shoes go, you can go totally classic and buy a lovely pair of white satin pumps, which can be dyed to perfectly match your lovely blue gown.
Shopping online is also a good option. You can find plenty of great bridesmaid accessories at stores like Dessy Group and Amy's Bridal Accessories. Both places carry a wide variety of lovely, quality bridesmaid jewelry, tiny purses, shawls and hair accessories. You can search by color on Dessy's website. Amy's Bridal Accessories has some truly gorgeous crystal jewelry that can be worn around your neck and on your ears that would go perfectly with a royal blue bridesmaid dress. Prices are highly affordable as well.