Accessorizing a Modest Wedding Dress: Jewelry, Shoes, Veil

While the most involved part of finding a wedding dress typically involves the actual dress itself, this is far from the only priority you'll have if you're a bride-to-be looking for the perfect outfit. There are several other considerations to make once you've found your dress, and one of the top such areas is that of accessories. 

At Moments Made Bridal, we're happy to offer a huge range of bridal accessories in addition to our modest wedding dresses and other products. We'll help with every part of your accessorizing that you might need assistance with, from major elements down to the tiniest detail. Here are some of the key accessory areas to be thinking about when it comes to a modest wedding dress, plus how you might consider each area.


As you may have guessed already, one of the top forms of bridal accessory is jewelry. This could be anything from a necklace and earrings, to bracelets and other items as you see fit. As you're thinking about jewelry accessories for your modest wedding dress, a few general considerations to keep in mind:

  • Pieces meant for dress pairing: In certain cases, the jewelry you select can be tailored to the design of your dress, either in terms of materials (such as gold or silver, for example) or even shapes. In fact, some dresses will even come with specific recommendations or even specific pieces that are meant to be paired with the dress.
  • Accentuating your features: A great way to select jewelry for any style of wedding dress is focusing on items that will accentuate your individual features, rather than being too "matchy-matchy" with the dress itself. This can help you make a truly unique statement without detracting from the dress in any way. For instance, if you're proud of your neck, consider a bold and eye-catching necklace.
  • Don't overdo it: There's a temptation to add too many accessories to a dress, which can often have the adverse effect of taking away from its overall beauty. Remember that it's okay to go with fewer pieces if you prefer, or even just one or two key items for maximum impact.
  • Earring selection: When it comes to earrings, many brides prefer going with a stud or drop style that's not too overwhelming and won't take away from the dress. However, if you have longer hair, you can also consider more eye-catching options such as chandelier earrings.


Another major accessory to think about when it comes to a modest wedding dress are the shoes you'll be wearing. Depending on your venue and preference, there are several types of footwear styles that can go well with a modest dress design.

  • Heels: If you're looking for something more traditional or have a lengthy ceremony, going with heels can help add some extra height for the occasion.
  • Heeled Sandals: For a more modern take on traditional heels, go with heeled sandals. These can provide added comfort, while still giving you the classic "bridal" look.
  • Flats: If you're looking to keep things more casual or just want to avoid doing too much walking in heels, flats can be a great choice. Choose from ballet flats, loafers, or even mules for an effortless yet stylish feel.

Heels are easily the most common shoe option for brides, but remember that there are plenty of other styles to consider as well.


While some people think of the veil as part of the dress itself, this is not the case from a purchase standpoint - these are separate accessories that can add a major statement to your look, both in terms of style and symbolism. Here are some features to consider:

  • Length: When it comes to veils, the length is an important factor to consider. After all, you want the veil to match up with the dress itself and not overpower it. Consider how long you'd like the veil to be - for a more traditional look, full-length veils are the way to go.
  • Fabrics: The fabric of a veil can make all the difference when it comes to style, so you'll want to select one that's in line with your dress and overall wedding theme. Depending on how formal or casual your event is, you may opt for tulle, silk, or even lace.
  • Color: While most veils will match up with your dress based on fabric alone, you may want to consider adding a splash of color or contrast. A colored veil can be a great way to showcase a bit of personality and draw attention to the overall look.

With the right accessories and details, you can take your modest wedding dress to the next level and make it truly unique. From jewelry and shoes to veils and more, there are plenty of ways to put a personal stamp on your look - just be sure to keep in mind that less is often more when it comes to accessorizing!

And to learn more about our selection of modest wedding dresses and accessories for brides, speak to our team at Moments Made Bridal today!

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