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Pairing the Perfect Prom Accessories

May 10, 2017

The Basics: Finishing Your Look

Once you’ve found your dream prom dress, it’s time to pull the whole look together. It will help if you have a certain theme in mind when you choose your accessories. Some dresses are simpler to accessorize than others, so it’s important to always consider the dress. After all, it’s the main attraction. The key thing that you’ll want to make sure of is that you keep your outfit balanced. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with too much jewelry and loud, clashing pieces. You’ll want to stay glamorous without crossing the line to cheesy.

Shoes and Handbags

Choose your shoes based on your dress and personal style. Be creative with them, because you have the opportunity here to select a pair that really stand out and make your ensemble your own. If your dress is long and ornate with brighter colors and patterns, it’s probably best to choose a shoe that is simple and coordinates with your dress’s colors. However, if you chose a solid, neutral-colored dress, such as a classic black gown, you may want to go bold with your shoes to provide contrast and color in your outfit. Whichever shoes you pick, just make sure that they fit you comfortably. You’ll be on your feet all night and you wouldn’t want to be in pain for hours. The same basic rules apply to handbags. Choose something simple and coordinating for a loud dress and something brighter that will stand out for a neutral one. There won’t be any need for a huge purse, so just make sure that you have enough room to fit a few essentials.

Cher Prom Heels

Jewelry

There are a million different jewelry options when it comes to accessorizing your prom dress. From bracelets to necklaces to earrings to tiaras and crowns to jeweled hair accessories, the choices can seem overwhelming. Just remember that less is more. Most prom dresses look best with a minimal amount of jewelry. You want to stay classy and elegant and the best way to do that is to keep your number of jewelry pieces low. That being said, you should choose fewer pieces, but really use them to give your ensemble some personality. Whether you prefer something simple and classic like a string of pearls or something funkier and more modern, go with what you really like.

AB/Silver Carole Fay Dangle Prom Earrings 20121

Check out the PromDress.net accessory guide for more information on prom night accessories.

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