Chandelier earrings can vary in size, shape and length and are generally considered dressy earrings. They usually have dangling beads that provide movement, shimmer and catch the light beautifully. Crystal chandelier earrings are a superb choice for adding sparkle and color, especially if you are having a formal wedding!
For a more versatile chandelier option, consider choosing pearl chandelier earrings. Pearls are appropriate for any wedding theme, and are easy to dress up or wear casually. They will look great with virtually any dress color and flatter all skin tones. Because chandelier earrings are usually fairly long, often falling right around the top of the neckline and shoulders, they are a perfect earring choice for a lower cut neckline, sweetheart or strapless dress.
Drop earrings are shorter earrings, ranging in length from approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches, and may include a single crystal, pearl or gemstone, or a cluster of them. This style is perfect if you prefer simple, elegant bridesmaid earrings that will accent, without diverting attention from the dresses. Although drop earrings work well with any neckline, they are an earring of choice for higher necklines, like a jewel or bateau (straight across) neckline.
Long Dangle Earrings
Long dangle earrings usually range from around 2 to 3 inches in length. Styles can vary from simple linear earrings that hang straight from the ear, to lush cascade earrings that have dozens of beads. Because they dangle and move around, they can really draw attention to the ear and neckline. Long dangle earrings are an excellent choice for lower cut necklines, including scoop, halter and v-necklines.
You may want to choose gemstone or crystal beads in shades that coordinate with the colors of your wedding theme or bridesmaid dresses. If your bridesmaids are not wearing the same dresses, an idea may be to select identical bridesmaid earrings in a neutral shade. Matching earrings made with sparkling clear crystal beads or moonstones will add uniformity to your bridal party.