(Closed) Is it tacky to wear a designer necklace on wedding day?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 32
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@Allymee3:  I love pearls. I like the necklace. I don’t think it is one for a wedding though … Not with a wedding dress, anyway (it really is a statement peice) To each their own, though.

Post # 33
4504 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Tongue Out. Is it tacky to wear a dress that is obviously from a high end designer (think Vera/ Pnina Tornai etc) ? Is it tacky to wear Louboutins, Jimmy Choos or Manolos- they have a very obvious look?

No. 🙂

That Chanel necklace is lovely. I find the comments here very surprising- I have never thought of a simple chanel string of pearls as being tacky any more than my classic Chanel Flap bag. (Which I worked like a beeyotch to buy!).

I would suggest you bought it because you loved it- right? So why not wear the heck outta it!


Post # 34
8469 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think “tacky” is the wrong word. 

But no, I wouldn’t wear it with any type of logo like it has.

Post # 35
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t think it is “tacky” but I would not wear it.

Post # 36
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I hate logos on anything, nobody how popular/expensive/high-quality the designer is. I opened this thread expecting to see some large logo haning in the middle of your chest! Seeing the necklace, it surprisingly doesn’t bother me that much. It doesn’t look very prominent to me in the picture…but I loooooove pearls, so that may be clouding my opinion!  I would say if this is the type of necklace someone would expect you to wear, and you love it (which I’m sure you do, since you bought it), then it will definitely compliment your look.

Post # 37
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@FauxPas2012:  No, Chanel did not start using logos or costume jewelry. Her preference was a string of pearls or no jewelry at all. Her first collection was what we now basically know as resort wear. The house of Chanel did not make a real venture into jewelry until the 1930s and it was with diamonds. They did not get into costume jewelry until the late 1940s and it was a financial move that was meant to revive the house after the war. The “vintage” Chanel that most people find is courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld.


OP, I would say no to the necklace. That logo is entirely unnecessary for photos you’ll have your entire life. Just because it’s Chanel does not make it classic or classy for your wedding day.

Post # 38
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wouldn’t.

Post # 40
11506 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with the prior posters who said it would not be tacky but that the logo would be distracting. It will attention to itself and not to the pearls in general or to your overall bridal look.  The fact is, Chanel or not, the logo serves as a visual interruption of the line of pearls.

I am more of the mindset of

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@MlleFabuleux: and would rather carry a Chanel clutch.  🙂 However, I think those pearls are beautiful, and I would wear them for a different occasion.

Post # 43
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Allymee3:  I personally see no problem with it.

Post # 44
11517 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Unless it’s a statement piece for you day to day (you always wear chanel) I proably wouldn’t.  


Post # 45
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Keep in mind this is coming from someone who wore a Hello Kitty bracelet on her wedding day, but I think its fine.  You should wear it if it’ll make you happy to have it.  If Chanel is your ‘thing’, then you might even want to see it in photos!

Post # 46
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The necklace itself is not at all tacky (I have the same, with gold tone CCs) but I think wearing it with a wedding dress is. I just think it’s too much of a fashion item to belong in a bridal ensemble. If you love pearls, I would just do a classic strand. 

Off topic, but I am loving the resurgence of 20s style jewels and fashion with the Great Gatsy. Great excuse to pull out those pearls again!

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