It’s the final countdown to prom and you’ve found a fabulous dress. Now it’s time to select the jewelry and accessories to complete your look. We’ve rounded up some stylists’ tips to help you find the best jewelry for Prom Season 2018. The goal is to achieve a one-of-a-kind impression!
Whether your dress is long or short, if it’s strapless or off-the-shoulder you’ve chosen the perfect style for a mid-length statement necklace. For V-neck or plunging necklines, try something longer. Backless? Consider a lariat style worn down your back.
Let your fabric be your guide: If your dress is embellished with silver or gold thread, for instance, choose same-toned silver or gold jewelry. If the bodice is extremely ornate, you may want to forego a necklace altogether and make your statement with bracelets and earrings instead.
Two-piece and cut-out dresses are especially on-trend this prom season, but take care that too much jewelry may compete with your bare midriff. We love the simple elegance of the gold snake necklace paired with the red dress pictured above.
When wearing a statement necklace, the rule of thumb is to keep your earrings on the simple side. If not, splurge on big chandeliers or long drop styles. Of course, your earring choice will depend on how you wear your hair: long, up-do, half up/half down, or side-swept. Perhaps you’re thinking about an embellished headband or jeweled hair accessories? If so, tailored diamond or pearl studs may be the best solution.
If it’s the custom at your school for girls to wear wrist corsages, go for a bangle or a line bracelet on the opposite wrist. On the other hand, if corsages are a no-go where you live, consider one or two wide cuffs …perhaps one on each wrist.
Change things up from your everyday stackables and try a cocktail ring on the hand in which you hold your clutch or phone case. This is a sophisticated celebrity look straight from the red carpet…and prom is your red carpet, so dazzle and enjoy!