– Accessorizing can be difficult and time-consuming. It is hard to find the perfect jewelry that truly contributes to your look but doesn’t overwhelm it. When you add jewelry, shoes, and handbags, these surely become key elements to your outfit. Accessorizing a dress comes down to finding the perfect accessories that complement and complete your look.
– So, you have a party around the corner, and you found the perfect dress. You may be wondering about the right way to accessorize your dress.
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. On the positive side, this means that you can use your creativity to personalize your outfit without worrying about breaking any hard rules of fashion. Here are some ways to accessorize your dress according to the color, details, pattern, and overall shape of your dress.
Method 1: Accessorizing for the cut of your dress
- Strapless Neckline – this dress shape leaves your decolletage, shoulders, and arms bare. So, you can easily get away with wearing a necklace, earrings, and a bracelet all at once without destroying your look. Keep in mind that it is always a good idea to keep jewelry minimized so that they do not take over the dress. For a simple and elegant approach, you could choose a classic diamond stud, a casual pendant, and a simple bracelet.
These three pieces of jewelry are actually great go-to items for almost any look. You can wear them for nearly any occasion because they are simple and classic. They can easily change from day to night accessory.
- High Neckline – the most important rule to remember for this type of dress is to never add a necklace to a high necked dress. This goes for asymmetrical and halterneck dresses as well. Instead of wearing a necklace, put on drop earrings to highlight your face and give more length to your neck. To balance the long earrings, you can wear a bracelet on your wrist.
- Plunging Neckline – a drop necklace that will highlight the decolletage is the right accessory for a dress neckline that goes into a deep „V“ or „U“.The chain length should match the scoop of the cleavage. For a perfect party outfit, you can most certainly match the drop earring with the necklace. However, if you feel that that is too much, you can wear simple stud earrings.
- Bateau Neckline – this dress is designed to show off your collarbone. In case of a dress like this one, short pearl or a sparkling collarette necklace will work best. You can choose matching stud earrings or small drop earrings to bring the look together. If you choose to wear a bracelet as well, make sure that it is simple, or you can forget about the bracelet and wear a big ring instead.
Method 2: Accessorizing for the color of your dress
- Match your accessories to the color of your dress – this is one of the simplest ways to accessorize. The most important aspect of your dress is actually the color. If you pick jewelry that is similarly colored to your dress, it will make the outfit look balanced and put together. If you are wearing a light blue dress, you can choose dark or baby blue colored jewelry to go with it. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be exactly the same color. For example, you can wear dark blue shoes that go with your light blue dress.
- Match your accessories to the details of the dress – party wear gowns are increasingly becoming patterned and full of details.
Instead of matching your jewelry to the color of the dress, you can instead match it to the secondary color of the dress. This works perfectly with patterned dresses because there is more than one color you can match it with.
– Try on different pieces of jewelry to see what works best with the outfit you choose, you might be surprised to see that even rock n roll jewelry can go nice with your elegant dress. This all depends on the style you want to showcase. Consider doing your hair and makeup differently to fit the style of your dress. You can even match your makeup to fit the shade or color of the dress. Keep in mind not to wear too much jewelry at once, since this can distract from your dress and overall look.