Prom season is a time for fashion and dresses and often costume jewelry can be overlooked or left until the last minute. A wise selection can make your outfit, while a rushed one can break it. Here are some handy tips for helping you decide on the jewelry you should have for your memorable night.
DO: Let the dress pick the jewelry and not the other way around
If you want to maximize your style options then make sue that you have your priorities set straight. Your dress should come before anything else, so shop for this first and don’t get distracted by shoes and jewelry until your the perfect dress is bought. Take your dress with you when you begin to search for jewelry- this way you will see that not everything will go well with your dress. If it is strapless try a long necklace whereas a halter-top dress is best worn with no necklace.
DON’T: Be afraid to be unique
Do you want to stand out at your prom? Jewelry is a great way of doing this whist remaining subtle. Once you have your hairstyle picked, try adding an encrusted hairpin for a bit of sparkle. This is also a great option if you don’t have your ears pierced! Experiment with different shapes and unusual styles to find something that is really ‘you’.
DO: Pick items that you can put with other outfits
Sometimes prom jewelry can seem really expensive when you consider that it will only be worn for one night. So why not choose something that you will wear more often? Look at pieces that you can wear with clothes you already own as well as to wear with your prom dress. It is easier to justify spending the money when you will get your money’s worth.
DON’T: Go over your budget
When shopping for jewelry, it is very easy to overspend. By setting a strict budget you can be sure that you will not get carried away with yourself and end up with nothing left to spend. There are so many options available that regardless of how high or low your budget is, you will definitely find something great. It’s also good to remember that an expensive piece is much harder to replace if it gets lost then something a little cheaper!
DO: Spend time working out what is best for you
Not everyone can pull off their desired style, so take time to learn about what will best suit not only your dress, but also you! Are you tall or short? Slim or curvy? Dark or light skinned? All of these can affect how a piece will look on you. There are many great articles online and in magazines that help you to match the right styles to your body. Once you have mastered these, you can’t go wrong!
DON’T: Forget the shoes and the handbag!
So you have the dress and are about to shop for your jewelry. But wait! What about your shoes and handbag? Shoe shopping can be hard at the best of times, let alone right before your prom. Take time to do this before buying your jewelry as your shoes can affect the entire composition of your outfit.