I'll be wearing this dress
with these shoes
(fully endorsed by the bride) and I have no idea what kind of jewelry I should wear. I am very excited about the opportunity to look both beautiful and girly, within the boundaries of propriety for a wedding. I haven't worn a real dress with heels since the mid-90s, so I've been doing research. Unfortunately, I've overloaded myself with options and now I'm all confused.
Stuff you should know about me that might make a difference: 1) I have RIDICULOUSLY broad shoulders and large upper arms. I'd like to avoid emphasizing the width of either. 2) I also have a half-sleeve of tattoos on one arm, so that's going to compete visually with all of it anyway. 3) My hair is short with side-swept bangs, and there's very little I can do with it. 4)The bride chose the dress and its color, and I really like both but neither can be changed. 5) Don't know if this matters, but I'm in my mid-30s (I know, I know, Ice Cream shoes, but they're gorgeous!)
Should I wear a necklace with a strapless dress? Choker, pendant, or maybe a lace applique-type thingy
? Chunky bracelet(s)? What about a funky hair thing
? I have pierced ears, but don't really like earrings (except for my tiny silver studs). Should I get over myself and find some proper earrings? Can I get away with a steampunk jewelry
I find all of these things intriguing and fun, but I also know not to wear all at once. What combination of the above is appropriate for a bridesmaid? What have I not thought of? To make matters more complicated, I don't know the true color of the green, because the bride bought my dress and I'm an ocean away from both of them. That pic is all I have to go on. Should I stick with metals? If so, gold or silver?
I know I'm making this much harder than it should be, but I'm lost here without any girlfriends to ask. The bride says "wear whatever you want!" which is great, but I don't know where to begin. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Help me Ladies of the Hive!