Accessorizing For Prom

Prom will be here sooner than you know it! Are you ready to dazzle and shine on that special night?
Finding the right dress could take some time, but what about the accessories? Accessorizing tends to be
at the bottom of a prom girl’s priority list, but should always be considered when preparing for a time
you want to look your best. So how do you accessorize once you have the perfect dress? Check out the
following ideas to guide you to the perfect prom accessories!

Complement your look with contrasting colors: If your dress is a solid color, choose a contrasting color
that will compliment the dress and make it stand out. For instance, if you have a red dress, pair it with a
purse made of bright lapis blue gemstones.  The cool blue tone of the gemstones will contrast
wonderfully against the bright, warm red of your dress.

Pay attention to dress style: The style of your dress can greatly affect how you should accessorize.
Wearing a necklace with a halter top can be a bit much. Instead, accessorize with jewelry such as
bracelets, rings, and earrings give the perfect amount of pizzazz without looking overdone. Conversely,
strapless dresses are a great way to showcase a fantastic necklace. Try different jewelry on with your
dress to find the perfect match.

Pair neutrals with multi-colored or extremely detailed dresses: If your dress has more than one color,
choose more neutral colored jewelry and shoes. The shimmer from your jewelry will still catch attention
while still showcasing the wonderful colors of your dress. For dresses that feature heavy beading or
detailing, pair neutral colored shoes with silver or gold jewelry for a sophisticated look.

Amp up that little black dress: Everyone looks luxurious in black. When it comes to accessorizing a black
dress, two colors work perfectly – gold and silver. Pairing gold with black is a classic combination that
will give the perfect amount of shine. If gold isn’t quite your thing, then pair silver as a contrast to black
instead. Silver patterned jewelry with deep shadowed etchings brings an edgy look to a black dress. If
you’re looking to accessorize a bit more drastically, then jewel toned accessories work wonders to draw
in attention!

Remember that diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend: No matter what dress color, cut, or style you
choose, diamonds, rhinestones, or other clear gems will always make a statement. Having the right
amount of sparkle shows you know how to dress yourself with style. Similarly, pearls also compliment
almost any style and color dress. Style icon Marilyn Monroe paired pearls with a white dress constantly
for a stunning, timeless look. If you’re stuck searching for the perfect accessories, remember that you
can’t go wrong with diamonds or pearls!  

If you get stuck searching for accessories, look to your style icons for inspiration. Give yourself time to
try out accessories so you make the best choices. When you look your best, you feel your best. Make
your prom night a memorable one with a beautiful dress paired with the right accessories!