Wondering how to accessorize a strapless wedding dress from head to toe? You’ve come to exactly the right place. From statement jewelry to matching wedding veils and lace capes, here are our favorite strapless wedding dress accessories and elegant styling tips inspired by our latest collections. Keep scrolling!
How to Accessorize a Strapless Wedding Dress
A strapless wedding gown is super simple to accessorize; the unadorned neckline and streamlined silhouette give you tons of options for oversized jewelry, sleeve attachments, and added layers á la veil or cape. Strapless wedding dresses are easily paired with earrings, jewelry, or bridal veils. And in many cases they can be purchased with matching accessories designed specifically for their silhouette. We’ve included tons of this mix-and-match inspiration below.
Make a Statement
Since you don’t have extra embellishments adding bulk or coverage to your neckline, it’s easy to style your strapless wedding dress with big earrings, a glam necklace or choker, a bridal crown, a statement cape, or any combination thereof.
Balance Out a Full Silhouette
Statement bridal accessories look especially gorgeous on strapless wedding dresses with lush A-line or ball gown skirts. A bridal tiara or veil on top will help to harmonize the fullness on bottom.
Treat Your Décolletage Like a Canvas
A strapless wedding gown is ideal for showing off a smooth and glowing visage, bustline, and shoulders. Be sure to give extra care to your décolletage (i.e. exfoliate and moisturize!) as you prep for your big day.
Choose the Right Neckline
Strapless wedding gowns may feature a straight, sweetheart, scoop, or plunging neckline; find the perfect cut and embellishment based on your bust measurement, personal style, and choice of veil, cape, or sleeve accessory.
Consider Sleeve Options
Strapless doesn’t have to be just strapless! Play up your sexy neckline with off-the-shoulder sleeves in a variety of lengths, fabrics, and embellishments.
Add Layers with a Bridal Veil, Jacket, or Cape
If you love a strapless wedding dress but want a bit more coverage, look to removable accessories in illusion, lace, and layers.
Ideas for Strapless Wedding Dress Accessories
- Statement earrings
- Bridal crown
- Pendant necklace
- Choker necklace
- Oversized floral crown
- Long white gloves or gauntlets
- Off-the-shoulder sleeves
- Illusion jacket or bolero
- Arm bands
- Tulle cape
- Bridal veil
- Detachable overskirt
- Extended bridal train
Our Favorite Strapless Wedding Dress Accessories
Whether you’re browsing strapless wedding dresses and matching accessories or need to style something you already have, here are 11 styles to inspire your head-to-toe ensemble! You can shop a full range of accessory and personalization options at an Authorized Retailer near you.
Detachable Lace Jacket with Bishop Sleeves: Sedona by Maggie Sottero
If your strapless wedding dress has a plunging sweetheart neckline, look to accessories to match or complement those unique lines on your bust and bodice.
For example, an illusion jacket with well-placed embellishments can add layer and dimension to your strapless neckline—all without adding clutter or confusion to your silhouette. Check out Sedona by Maggie Sottero for inspo!
Off-the-Shoulder Sleeve Accessories: Zartasha by Sottero and Midgley
Ball gowns make up a timeless subset of strapless wedding dresses, but they’re also stunning when paired with off-the-shoulder or cap-sleeved bodice accessories. Cue Zartasha by Sottero and Midgley for some “almost strapless” inspo.
This sparkly ball gown features a romantic scoop-meets-sweetheart neckline—gorgeous by itself, but especially magical when accessorized with off-the-shoulder cap sleeves. These soft and shimmery embellishments add the perfect dose of “undone” to this chic and regal silhouette.
Detachable Cold-Shoulder Bishop Sleeves: Beverly by Rebecca Ingram
Funny how a sexy strapless neckline can be made all the sexier with a pair of stunning cold-shoulder sleeves; it’s something about that added coverage that makes everything just a bit more beguiling—you know?
Go for coy and captivating layers with a sleeve style like Beverly by Rebecca Ingram—a romantic and vintage accessory to pair flawlessly with your strapless sweetheart neckline.
Lace Illusion Bridal Jacket: Katell by Maggie Sottero
Another chic and shimmery option for coverage, Katell by Maggie Sottero is designed to complement your strapless wedding dress while accenting your bodice and shoulders.
It’s a gorgeous accessory choice for fall and winter weddings—easily removable for different phases of your photos, ceremony, and reception.
Vintage Bridal Earrings: Alanis by Maggie Sottero X A’El Estë
A statement pair of earrings is a perfect accessory for strapless wedding dresses—an easy yet high-impact way to elevate your head-to-toe bridal look. For an Art Deco vibe with a modern twist, check out this pair of Alanis earrings.
It’s one of our most popular pieces from the Maggie Sottero X A’El Estë collaboration for bridal accessories. (Pictured here with the gorgeous Nora by Maggie Sottero.) You can find this chic pair of drop earrings at an Authorized Retailer near you.
Boho Fringe Arm Band Accessories: Dover by Maggie Sottero
If you love a boho aesthetic with a touch of whimsy, get inspired with the fringe and eyelet accessories on Dover by Maggie Sottero.
These statement designs are perfect for a glam yet laidback wedding vibe (think 60s It Girl meets fairytale couture) and look so chic and fabulous in photos—what’s not to love?
Unique Off-the-Shoulder Bridal Cape: Conrad by Sottero and Midgley
Add a shimmery flourish to your strapless wedding dress with this unique shoulder wrap—a statement bridal accessory decked out in sequins, lace, and illusion.
3-D Floral Bridal Veil: Bayler by Maggie Sottero
Pictured here with its minimalist strapless wedding dress counterpart, our Bayler bridal veil is designed to add vintage whimsy to virtually any style with simple lines and a sleek silhouette. (Of course, that’s not to say it wouldn’t look divine with an embellished bridal gown either.)
We especially love how the tulle floral embellishments are more abstract than literal—reminiscent of butterflies, watercolors, or scattered rose petals in a summer breeze.
Bolero Bridal Jacket: Clarette by Maggie Sottero
If you love the idea of adding a “second look” to your wedding day but don’t quite have the budget for a second wedding gown, don’t get discouraged just yet.
This tulle bolero jacket is perfectly tailored for a strapless wedding dress and makes a versatile upgrade to your head-to-toe ensemble. It’s a distinctive bridal accessory to switch up your outfit between ceremony and reception—no big-ticket wardrobe purchases required.
Ruched Cap Sleeve Strapless Wedding Dress Accessories: Georgia by Rebecca Ingram
Add a small but elegant upgrade to your strapless sweetheart neckline with these tulle cap sleeves, perfectly embellished to complement the lace and ruching on Georgia by Rebecca Ingram. (You can also order without lace if you like more versatile styling options.)
This tulle fabric is especially gorgeous for an outdoor wedding at a beach or forest; the illusion looks SO divine and ethereal in natural sunlight.
Dramatic Bridal Accessory: Kaysen by Maggie Sottero
If you’re wondering how to accessorize a strapless wedding dress in a slim fit-and-flare silhouette, you may like the idea of using accessories to add layers and fullness. Cue the dramatic overskirt on Kaysen by Maggie Sottero.
It creates a stunning Grace Kelly-inspired silhouette without losing the form of your fit-and-flare skirt. And it’s easily detachable between photos, ceremony, reception, and dance floor. You’re basically using one accessory to get two wedding dresses.
Bridal Crown Accessory: Deandra by Maggie Sottero X A’El Estë
Last but not least: a stunning wedding tiara in pearl, jewel, and metallic embellishments! This timeless yet decadent piece is the perfect topper for strapless wedding dresses and dramatic bridal veils.
We especially love it paired with a beaded lace style like Dallas by Rebecca Ingram. (Affordably priced from our budget-friendly collections.)
Looking for more silhouettes and inspo for strapless wedding dress accessories? Check out more fit-and-flare styles and glamorous strapless silhouettes in the links! This versatile bridal silhouette proves to be a classic season after season; shop these stunning designs and get personalized tips for how to an accessorize a strapless wedding dress at an Authorized Retailer near you.