Wondering what brides and bridesmaids will be wearing with their dresses in 2012? The latest designs for 2012 weddings have recently been unveiled, offering a sneak peek into what you can expect to see in stores when you start shopping for bridesmaid jewelry and bridal jewelry sets. Find out more about the 2012 wedding accessories trends.

Color, color, color! The more the better, and make it bright! This about sums up the number one trend for 2012 wedding accessories. And not just one color either; mixed palettes with lots of different hues will be very popular for bridesmaid jewelry sets and also for brides. Combine a rainbow of glittering Swarovski crystals into a fabulous wide bracelet that will become a favorite accessory for years after your wedding. Wide and chunky bracelets, necklaces, and earrings will be a hot look, and are a fun way to add personal style to any bridal gown or bridesmaid dress.

Color isn’t just for wedding jewelry. For the last several years, brides have been gliding down the aisle in shoes in any color other than white. It started with pale blue shoes worn for the “something blue”, then expanded to include pink for the classic bride and crimson for the dramatic bride. But in 2012, wedding shoes will be more colorful and festive than ever. Think coral silk pumps with crystal embellishments, royal blue pumps with sparkling butterflies, and hot pink ballet flats made from glittering fabric. If you are more of a classic white shoe kind of bride, step out in style in another 2012 bridal accessory trend: platform pumps. The most chic ones are embellished with lots of sparkle and really make a statement. Petite brides, your day to feel tall has come!

And don’t forget about your evening bag. Some of the most standout accessories displayed at the recent bridal market were the vibrant jeweled clutches made by Judith Leiber. These little beauties are simple small hard frame clutches completely covered with dazzling Swarovski crystals. The bags come in every color you can imagine, from Kelly green to hot pink to sunshine yellow. Here’s a fun idea: have your attendants carry fabulous crystal clutches down the aisle instead of bouquets. They will definitely enjoy their wedding souvenirs!

Ever since the outrageous British hats spotted at Princess Kate and Prince William’s royal wedding, American ladies have become fascinated by…fascinators. A whimsical wisp of feathers perched on top of the head is a fun trend that is showing up even on bridesmaids. They are a great way to add a unique flair to the cocktail party style black dresses that are trending for the bridal party in 2012. If you are the DIY sort of bride, you can make one-of-a-kind fascinators for all of your bridesmaids in your favorite colored feathers. White feathers combined with organza roses are fabulous for the bride, either on their own or as part of a birdcage veil.

Vintage inspired styles will still be going strong for 2012 weddings. When it comes to accessories, that translates to vintage inspired jewelry like chandelier earrings, cz Art Deco style bracelets, and romantic Edwardian style pendants. They are the perfect accessories for the stunning beaded chiffon wedding gowns that were all over the runway at Jenny Packham’s Fall 2012 bridal collection. Complete your look with a big bridal beauty trend: red lipstick.

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