How To Not Overdo Jewelry With A Strapless Dress
When you decide to wear a strapless dress for an upcoming event you will want to find the best accessories to complete your outfit: necklace, bracelet, earrings, or rings; you name it. Even specific styles of strapless dresses that are sweetheart for example will be better paired with specific jewelry designs compared to being worn with other dresses.
Not only will you have to consider the type of dress you will wear, but the time and place of the event that you will attend while wearing this dress. There is a lot of inspiration from your own personal style, what is in season, or what your favorite celebrities wear. Here are some more tips to help you get the perfect look for your strapless dress.
KISS: Keep It Simple, Silly
I grew up with the advice that before you leave the house; remove one accessory piece and keep in mind that less is more. When you wear a strapless dress, you should always keep this in mind as well because you do not want to cause too much distraction with your jewelry choices. The point of this garment is to highlight your neck and collarbone; not hide it.
When choosing accessories for your upper half, make the focus be either about the earrings or the necklace you wear. If you pair large earrings with an equally large necklace, you’ve gone too far. However by pair small earrings with a large necklace or long earrings with a short necklace, you’ve successfully balanced your look. There are several more ways to not overdo your jewelry with a strapless dress.
Necklaces for Any Strapless Dress
When selecting a necklace to wear with your strapless dress, be sure to take into account the shape and style of your dress. Whether it is straight or sweetheart, an extreme V-neck, or topped with a large shape such as a bow or flower; there will be certain pieces of jewelry that may go with it better than others. So when you decide what kind of jewelry to wear with a strapless dress, consider the actual dress first above all else.
If your dress does have an intricate design sewn in like large flower, skip out on a necklace and stick to earrings or a hairpiece. Your dress has enough flair that you do not need anything extra to try to enhance it.
If the dress you have chosen to wear is shaped with a sweetheart or extreme V-neck top, consider wearing a y-shaped necklace or one with a pendent that dips. The shape of these necklaces highlights the skin and compliments the shape of the dress for an overall classy look.
If you choose to wear a dress that is flat on top, without extra decoration and it does not have a sweetheart or V-neck neckline, a larger necklace or different design will help you stand out from the crowd. You can have fun and wear a chunky necklace with different layers or consider a floating necklace with small or large colorful gems lined up on a thing clear line for a whimsical look or go bold with large colorful gems.
If you wish to keep your neckline simple, consider a choker. Chokers have been fashionable since the late 1700s, made a comeback during the 90s and are back once again on the fashion runways and worn by celebrities such as Rihanna.
The Perfect Pair of Earrings
Necklaces are a great way to enhance your neckline in a strapless dress, but earrings are of course perfect for drawing attention to your face. As mentioned before, always create a balance with your necklace and earrings when wearing a strapless dress. If you decide to opt for a simple necklace, feel free to accessorize with large earrings that are long for a polished look or can be statement pieces such as chandelier earrings. If you wear a large necklace, keep your earrings simple by either wearing studs, pearls, or an earring and necklace match.
Freedom to Mix & Match
Don’t feel that your earrings, necklace, or other accessories have to match perfectly with the same color or shades of a color. I would suggest keep it in the same tone family such as cool, warm, or neutral colors. Think about what colors are already included in your dress and you can select the right jewelry colors based on what you plan to wear.
For other accessories such as hair clips, rings, or bracelets; again, just keep it simple. An outfit does not need every possible piece of jewelry to be complete. If you do decide to wear more accessories than earrings and a necklace or two, keep it in moderation and highlight one key piece of jewelry as the sole focus that compliments your strapless dress.
A Day or Night Look?
To ultimately decide which jewelry you will wear, consider if this is an informal daytime gathering or evening soirée. This will ultimately help you decide the overall color of jewelry to wear and what type of statement you want to make with your earrings and necklace.
Flip through your magazines and read online about what your favorite celebrities are wearing. Seasonal runway fashion weeks are a great resource for ideas, but you can relate better with your favorite celebrity and can easily copy their style.
With a strapless dress, the jewelry combination possibilities are endless! Have fun and try a new look that makes you look and feel gorgeous
You may also like ...
- Thoughtful Gifts For Your Girlfriend: The First Anniversary
- Fun Jewelry Trends For Fall 2013 To Amp Up Your Style
- Elegant Costume Jewelry For This Fall
- A Crown Jewels Worth And The History You Don’t Know
- Revisiting The Oscar's Jewelry Since 2000: Pearls, Metals, Gemstones, And Bold Trends
- The Most Valuable Gemstones You Never Knew Existed