Wearing a new engagement ring might just be one of the best feelings a person can have, though it can also take time to get used to. If you want your outfits to match your engagement ring and create a cohesive style that’s visually appealing, comfortable, and suited to the occasion – keep reading!
Whilst small in size, your engagement ring will become a staple part of your look. Of course you can rush out and buy a few new outfits to go with it, but there’s also a good chance you’ll find many items in your wardrobe that will go well with your new ring.
But which ones will work, and what won’t? Keep reading for everything you need to know.
Here are the tips and suggestions to make your new engagement ring the perfect part of every outfit.
#1 – Consider the size & design of your new engagement ring
Naturally, engagement rings come in all shapes and designs. The two main factors when creating an outfit to match your new engagement ring are the thickness of the band and the size of the diamonds.
For instance, if the metallic band is thick and shiny, you might want to tone down other accessories so they’re not in so much competition with each other.
Meanwhile, more subtle engagement rings might be easier to style with casual outfits and other jewellery. While there will still be plenty of sparkle around your hands, you’ll have room for other accessories such as bracelets and a watch without it looking too much.
For a statement look, you can team your diamond engagement ring with brighter coloured clothing pieces to make the whole outfit pop.
#2 – Select clothing that complements the materials
Most new engagement rings these days are made using yellow, rose and white gold, silver, and platinum. Gemstones are also central to creating an exquisite ring. All these materials can easily attract attention, which is why most people quickly discover that some clothes and accessories work better with their ring than others.
Having a ring embellished with brilliant gemstones may feel tricky when you want to dress casually. Your engagement ring’s dazzling stone and metallic materials may look out of place with denim cut-offs and a basic T-shirt.
It pays to try and few things on together and assess the final look: for example, rings made of yellow gold go well with yellow toned clothes such as orange or olive green.
By contrast, yellow toned clothes can start to look washed out when teamed with white coloured metals such as silver and white gold. Instead, opt for clothes with contrasting hues like black, dark blue, and deep reds such as crimson, scarlet, or burgundy.
If you have a diamond ring with a substantial stone cut, you may want to create outfits that have a minimal feel rather than a heavy or busy vibe. Consider wearing pared back neutrals such as beige, cream, or grey for a classic, timeless look.
If you have a warmer skin tone and a yellow or rose gold coloured ring, then lighter versions of peach, amber, and coral will work beautifully.
#3 – Find Alternative Ways To Wear Your Engagement Ring
Engagement rings are high-value accessories that many people treasure for a long time. However, not everyone is comfortable wearing rings as a daily accessory and some people may find they don’t want to wear an exquisite ring while doing chores and other activities. Most newly-engaged people tend to want to wear their ring as often as possible though!
If you need time to get used to wearing your ring, consider other ways to wear it. For instance, think Carrie Bradshaw and wear it as a pendant added to a necklace made of the same material.
When looking for alternative ways to wear your engagement ring, you can be as creative as you wish, just be careful that the ring stays secure on your outfit and protected from the elements.
#4 – Pair Your Engagement Ring With Other Accessories
Receiving a new engagement ring provides a great opportunity to discover your personal style and/or start using items in your wardrobe that aren’t regularly worn. For instance, a substantial diamond ring may work well with stacked bracelets made of various materials and metals.
You may even like to wear multiple rings on both hands – after all, just because you receive an engagement ring doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy any of your other favourite jewellery pieces.
In general, experiment with wearing other precious metals together such as gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets to create an eclectic and versatile outfit.
For a classic solution, pearl earrings are a guaranteed match with any diamond ring. The key is to experiment with a few different combinations and find the ones that make you feel the most ‘you’.
Use your engagement ring as an inspiration to create new outfits from items you have in your jewellery box and wardrobe. Though many people worry that their new engagement ring will overpower their everyday outfits, it’s possible to create formal and casual looks if you follow the tips and tricks we’ve provided above.