How to Match Your Jewelry to Your Elegant Attire

Matching your jewelry to your evening gown can be tricky, but it is possible to create a polished, unified look with a few tips that ensure you don’t end up with jewelry overload. Consider the color, style and type of jewelry when you select your accessories.

Color. Jewelry choices include gold, pewter, silver, white gold or other precious metals, with the best color based on the color of your dress. Warm, earthy-toned dresses look glamorous with gold while deep jewel tones and shimmery whites can look smashing with silver.

Style. Vintage-looking dresses should be adorned with good vintage-looking jewelry while modern gowns should get jewelry that is sleek and streamlined. Match the style of the jewelry with the dress style, embellishing a ball gown with fairy tale pearls or a sweet cocktail dress with an equally sweet velvet choker. You can add extra dashes of color and style with gems, as long as they work with your dress.

Types. Wearing a necklace and earrings together is acceptable, as long as one is much more subdued than the other. Also match the necklace to the neckline of your dress, making sure the jewelry does not detract from any embellishment already on your gown. The necklace length should hit above the top hem of the bodice so it doesn’t ruin the look.

Less is sometimes more when it comes to matching jewelry with your prom dress, especially if your dress is incredibly ornate or makes a bold and beautiful statement on its own. Your jewelry needs to compliment the dress while blending in with your overall look, and both can be done beautifully if you follow these tips to make your selections.

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