“Something Blue” is a phrase deriving from a saying about the items a bride should carry or wear on her wedding day for good luck:
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme (“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”), and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are just good luck charms. Don’t stress too much about them — they are the little tokens of love your mother, sister, other relatives, and attendants will give you at the eleventh hour (although you can give them to yourself, too).
Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.”
So you want to keep up with tradition and wear something blue on your wedding day? Here are a few of our favorite ideas to help you stay lucky on your blissful wedding day!
Blue Nail Polish:
Try: Lancome ‘Vernis in Love’ Fade Resistant Nail Polish 523 Touche De Bleu $15
Inspired by the new trendy Rouge in Love lip collection, Vernis in Love is a high-potency, gloss-shine nail lacquer perfectly themed to complement every woman’s mood and style. With ultimate brilliance, intense color, and a mistake-free application, your nails will love the lasting shine and pop of color that stays put for days.
Try: Thierry Mugler Angel Sunessence Blue Lagoon Eau de Toilette Spray $55
Angel Sunessence Blue Lagoon by Thierry Mugler is a summer version of the original Angel. This blends fruity and fresh notes to Angel’s signature oriental vanilla base. Smells delicious!
Try: BaubleBar ‘Aztec’ Crystal Drop Earrings $38
Try: LANCÔME Artliner 24H Bold Color Precision Eyeliner $30.00