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Carrying a Clutch? How to Pick the Best Style for Your Wedding Dress

Carrying a Clutch? How to Pick the Best Style for Your Wedding Dress

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion, where everything about it embodies love and your dreams. A big part of the celebration is the bridal ensemble, including accessories. Sure, the wedding dress is the star of the show, but the accessories can add that extra pop needed to really pull a look together!

Among these, a clutch is not only pretty, but practical. The right clutch complements your personal style, while allowing you to carry essential items gracefully. 

The key is choosing the best bridal clutch, as there are a wide range of stunning and simplistic possibilities. Here's a guide to selecting the perfect clutch to enhance your look.

First, Consider Your Wedding Dress Silhouette

The first step in choosing a clutch is to assess your wedding dress style. If your gown is ornate with beading, crystals, or lace, a simple and understated clutch can balance the look. 

On the flipside, if your dress is minimalist, such as a sleek slip dress, a more embellished clutch can add a touch of unique elegance.

Keep the Colors Cohesive 

Another important factor when choosing a clutch, is to check that it matches or complements the color palette of your wedding dress. This creates a cohesive and polished look.

If you already have your wedding dress, don’t feel shy about bringing it along to compare with accessories, or to try it on with accessories. 

The same goes for if you already have the clutch before the dress. Bring it to your bridal appointment when trying on dresses to get the “whole picture” and to also get advice from your stylist.

Size Matters 

The size of your clutch is important! After all, you want it to complement your wedding dress- not overtake it.

A good rule of thumb is that it should be spacious enough to hold your essentials—like lipstick, tissues, and a compact mirror—without overwhelming your overall appearance. 

Typically, a medium-sized clutch strikes the right balance between utility and style. However, remember that the most important factor to look at is the dress silhouette.

Consider the Material and Texture

Like color scheme, the material and texture of your clutch should harmonize with the fabric of your wedding dress. For instance, if your dress is lace, a lace-covered or satin clutch can create a coordinated flow.

To Embellish or Not to Embellish?

If your wedding dress boasts embellishments like pearls, crystals, or sequins, consider a clutch that mirrors these details. This creates a unified look that ties your accessories to your gown.

Decide whether you prefer a clutch with a strap or one you can hold in your hand. A detachable strap can offer flexibility—you can hold it during the ceremony and then sling it over your shoulder for the reception.

Comfort and Functionality

When it comes down to the bottom line, there really are no rules when it comes to choosing a clutch. The perfect clutch is the one you absolutely love, and checks all the boxes for your personal reasons for wanting a clutch.

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