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Bridal Accessory Trends in 2020: Accessorising Your Outfit

The 2020 bride is independent and rule-breaking, and this year bridal is all about catering to her modern style. We’re entering into an age where anything goes, and throughout all our years working in bridal (and trust us, it’s a lot of years), we’ve never seen such a wide variety of bridal accessories as today’s offering.

So, listen up 2020 brides, it’s your decade, and whether you want to go bold with your accessories or you favour the more delicate touches, this year beholds beautiful bridal accessories aplenty, and you’re going to love them.

With a close eye on bridal fashion, we’ve been long-anticipating what 2020 will have in store for bridal accessories, and we’ve updated our stock to match the latest trends. Dividing this blog into four important topics, we cover everything you need to know about 2020 bridal hair accessory trends, bridal accessory trends in 2020, bridal shoe trends 2020 and bridal jewellery trends for 2020.

Want to come into our store for the full low-down on bridal accessory trends in 2020? Book an appointment at Chilham Bridal to see our 2020 accessories collection and our affordable ex-sample and pre-loved designer wedding dress for yourself!

Bridal Hair Accessory Trends in 2020

Statement Veils

The world of bridal accessories stopped in their tracks when Hailey Bieber showed Instagram her statement veil.

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last Monday was the most special day of my life:)

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Now, we’re not suggesting that statement veils like this will be commonplace at the 2020 wedding, but we are expecting veils to continue to move away from plain and simple and toward more unique designs.

Our brides are loving wide horsehair-edged, two-tier veils for their 2020 and 2021 weddings. This 2020 bridal accessory trend looks great with dramatic, ball gown-style wedding dresses.

Embroidered- and lace-edged veils make the perfect finishing touch to beach wedding dresses, and our brides love layering their lace wedding dress with more lacy details.

Are sparkles more your thing? Pearl- and crystal-covered veils are really in this year.

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At #chilhambridal we have an absolutely gorgeous collection of veils. Various lengths, tier options and trims- including lace, ribbon, crystals, pearls and more. Plus we can order in veils in a number of different colour options- so if you have an alternative colour dress, we can help! PM to book your appointment with us to come and view our veil and accessory collection. You are very welcome to bring along your dress, and put it on, so you can try everything on together to create the perfect look 💕 #veils #weddingveil #weddingveils #veil #bridalaccessories #bridalhair #bridalhairstyle #weddingideas #bridestyle #accessories #sayyestotheveil

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Just look at the details on these designs!

Bridal Headpieces

From the big and bold to the dainty and delicate, bridal headpieces in all their forms are trending this season.

Big and Bold

Bold never gets old. Just look at American Model Devon Windsor’s pearl headband, or the sparkling headband Ellie Goulding wore for her evening do. Do you have what it takes to wear this 2020 bridal accessory trend?

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Dainty and Delicate

Dainty and delicate headpieces are one of our favourite bridal accessory trends in 2020. During actor Hilary Duff’s modest and intimate garden wedding last month, she wore her hair in a chic blonde bob with a dainty pearl headband.

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The most magical day into night with the one that I love

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We have a stunning selection of designer headpieces hand made by Ivory and Co and Lorna Green. Each piece is made up of pearls, sparkles and teeny tiny florals and the collection ranges from decadent tiaras to Hilary-style headbands.

Promising timeless elegance in each piece, you’ll not only love your headband on your big day, but every day thereafter.

Hair Clips

Throughout 2020, we’ll be seeing the barrette making a comeback.

Traditionally a 1990s hair accessory essential, barrettes have been sparkled to the max. with the will be helping 2020 brides perfect their dos on their big days.

Ready to sparkle up your life? Our designer bridal hairpins, clips and vines by Ivory and Co have got your back… and your hair.

Bridal Hat Trend 2020

Yep, that’s right. In 2020, hats are no longer just for guests; instead, brave brides are pushing the boundaries and wearing them down the aisle. Set the trend among your friendship group and be the first to wear a hat on your wedding day.

Popular bohemian bridal brand Willowy utilised straw hats in their 2019 shoots, and we’re expecting brides to lap up this bridal accessory trend in 2020.

Are florals more your thing? This remarkable floral hat completes this belted fitted fishtail wedding dress perfectly.

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We’re taking our hats off to brides who will be pulling off this 2020 bridal accessory trend.

Bridal Accessory Trends in 2020

Bridal Belts

Ah, belts: one of our favourite 2020 bridal accessory trend. Belts add personality, sparkle and, of course, play your best friend on your big day by nipping you in at just the right place.

Last summer, Game of Thrones actor Sophie Turner sported a bold A-line wedding dress completed with a thick sash belt when she married Joe Jonas. The belt played a crucial role, emphasising her small waist and adding character to the look.

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From the sparkly to the simple, we have a gorgeous collection of brand new and pre-loved belts at Chilham Bridal, all under £120! If you’ve already found your dress, book an accessories-only appointment. Together, we’ll ace this 2020 bridal accessory trend so you can showcase your style on your wedding day.

Wedding Shoe Trends for 2020 Brides

A far cry from the ivory satin pump you might be picturing, 2020 wedding shoes are all about bold and chic designs that reflect the modern bride.

Specifically, we’re seeing more colour, details, statement heels and feathers.

Bridal Shoe Trends 2020: Colour, Details, Statement Heels and Feathers

Freya Rose London have hit the triple threat with their wedding shoes. Best known for their hand-crafted, mother of pearl mosaic heels, these whimsical designs tick the ‘colour’, ‘detailed’ and ‘statement heels’ boxes.

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Do you think we could possibly find a more on trend wedding shoe brand?

Challenge accepted.

Di Hassall designer wedding shoes are coloured, detailed, statement heeled and feathered. Gosh, that was a mouthful.

Favouring a stiletto, these wedding shoes offer the feminine bride a more romantic look.

Already found your dream wedding shoes but looking for some final feathery touches? Di Hassall’s feathered plume clips are exactly what you need.

Bridal Jewellery Trends in 2020

While traditionally, the wedding dress has taken centre stage, brides will be upping the ante with their bridal jewellery in 2020.

We’re talking bold colours, more pearls and larger hoops.

A Pop of Colour

Timeless silvers, golds and diamonds will forever be in fashion, but for 2020 we’re seeing brides adding to their heirlooms with colourful pieces – specifically, emeralds.


Pearls are back in, and we don’t expect this bridal accessory trend to budge in 2020. Not only are we seeing pearl-covered headbands and veils, but they’re adorning our jewellery collection too, and our brides can’t get enough!

Big Hoop Earrings

It seems that a discrete earring just isn’t in this year. Brides are thinking bigger and more alternative than ever, favouring hoops adorned with coloured gemstones to the traditional stud.

Matching Your Jewellery with Your Wedding Dress

Now comes the hard part. Now you know your favourite bridal accessory trends in 2020, and you probably know what you like the look of on Instagram and Pinterest, but how do you know it will all go together on your big day?

Matching your jewellery with your wedding dress, your style and your wedding theme is no easy feat. We caught up with jewellery expert Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery who shared his tips on how brides should match their jewellery with their wedding day.

“The biggest obstacle brides face when jewellery shopping is usually the style of their dress,” Jack explained. “The cut, fit, and design of your gown all affect which jewellery you can wear, from your earrings to your necklace and even your bracelets. So, below is a guide for what you need to consider when choosing which jewellery to wear on your big day.”


“It’s best to avoid wearing necklaces with illusion-, halter-, or high-necked dresses as they can snag on the fabric, plus they can make your décolletage look too busy. It’s better to wear more extravagant earrings and bracelets with these kinds of gown instead. Or, as an alternative to chunky wrist wear, you could stick to plain bracelets and stack them, like bangles, for a statement effect.

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“Sweetheart, square and straight necklines all look great with necklaces, but it’s still worth making sure you’re wearing the right kind. Sweetheart necklines are curved, so your jewellery will look better if it is also round to match. Straight, clean lines look best with other straight, clean lines, so a drop pendant and matching earrings will look even better with square or straight necked dresses.”

Embroidery and Embellishments

“The amount of detailing on your wedding dress also affects the jewellery you can wear, although personal taste comes into it too. Generally, dresses with a lot of embroidery or embellishments benefit from plain jewellery that allows the dress to take centre stage.

“But, if bling is your thing, double up on the sparkle and find earrings, necklaces and bracelets with the same amount of detailing so that nothing gets compromised.

“Cluster or crystal jewellery are good options to consider if you’d like some sparkle but don’t want it to be too overpowering. These types of jewellery usually feature lots of tiny gemstones set very close together, so they have a more subtle glitter than larger stones. This makes them the perfect accompaniment to your embellished dress, or an understated addition to a minimalist wedding outfit.”

Colour Tone and Temperature

“Choosing the wrong colour metal can cause your jewellery and your bridal gown to clash. As a general rule of thumb, if your dress has a warm undertone — cream, champagne, or pale gold, for example — then yellow or rose gold jewellery is best. For simple and diamond white dresses, silver is usually recommended.

“Neutral coloured stones like diamonds and pearls are popular choices for wedding jewellery, but gemstones such as ruby, sapphire, emerald and topaz can be a great way of introducing colour to your palette. Try matching a pendant or your earrings to your bouquet for a colourful yet cohesive look.”

Theme and Motifs

“Jewellery is a great way to reinforce the theme of your wedding, as it’s good to have a motif repeated throughout your outfit to tie everything together. This can be directly copied from the lace, applique or other design elements of your dress — for example, if your dress is floral, look for jewellery shaped like flowers. Alternatively, you can take inspiration from your setting, like shell jewellery for a beach wedding.

“Most importantly, though, your jewellery should reflect your personality. People have been using accessories to express themselves for centuries, so the earrings, necklaces, and bracelets you choose for your big day should be a reflection of who you are as a person. Plus, choosing jewellery that is close to your heart means you’ll treasure it forever.

“The tips in this guide can help you choose the perfect jewellery to suit your wedding dress, so that you can look your best on your big day. Focus on colour and theme, and you’ll be sure to find jewellery that you can wear time and time again or keep as a memento of your special day.”

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