Bold multistrand necklaces, bejeweled bibs, and even classic pearls sync up exquisitely with this dress shape -- think of it as the ultimate blank canvas. Then follow the "less is more" mantra for earrings: Studs or small drops hit all the right notes. "A strapless neckline shows off your clavicle and shoulders," says bridal designer Reem Acra. "To accentuate these areas even more, choose jewelry that hits right at your collarbone."
Dana Rebecca Designs "Anna Beth" earrings with citrine (danarebeccadesigns.com), Iradj Moini necklace with freshwater pearls and detachable quartz and citrine brooch (212-925-5666), and Thread "Clara" dress (threaddesign.com).
This universally flattering cut draws attention toward your face and neck -- especially when it's teamed up with the right accessories. "Long earrings and delicate pendant necklaces really complement this design," says Acra. As a pretty twist, layer a few color-coordinating baubles together.
Alex Sepkus "Sticks and Stones" earrings with opals and diamonds (alexsepkus.com); Becky Kelso necklaces in blue topaz, calcite, and green amethyst (all beckykelso.com); and Lela Rose "The Glacier" gown (lelarose.com).
The diagonal sweep of this fashion-forward shape is a statement all its own -- and requires little embellishment. Forgo a necklace and slip on a pair of light-catching earrings and an oversize cuff. "Choose earrings that are beautiful from the back, too," says jewelry designer Ranjana Khan. "People will see a lot of you from this angle as you walk down the aisle." And for a balanced look, "wear your bracelet on the arm that's bare," says Acra.
Necklaces with a little length prime this retro style for a modern-day comeback. "Consider strands of translucent crystals or quartz that drape over the neckline and allow skin and fabric to peek through," says Khan. "Don't be afraid to layer several pieces." As for your earrings, choose a slight drop in a similar stone.
Andrea Fohrman "Georgia" rock-crystal earrings (saksfifthavenue.com); Allia "Fancy Chain" quartz necklace, doubled up, and "Fancy Stone" quartz necklace (brokenenglishjewelry.com); and Fancy New York "Madeleine" gown (dressmefancy.com).