You have the perfect dress shoes and hairstyle, now the final touch to complete your gorgeous look is prom jewelry. If all you need is a pair of sparkling earrings or maybe you're looking for a multi-strand gemstone necklace to add glamor to a satin strapless gown ~ nothing completes a prom outfit more than jewelry.
Jewelry is a reflection of your personality, so whether you go for a little or a lot, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you make the best selection. Follow the general rule for wearing jewelry which suggests that the more decorative the dress, the less jewelry you should wear. A simple dress can work with more jewelry, but keep it simple if you want an elegant look. This year's jewelry leans more towards delicate and very feminine.
Tiaras and headbands are a fashion hit this year with delicate crystals and pearls, adorn your hair with a low-profile tiara to add sparkle and sophistication to your prom look.
Earrings are the best place to start when selecting jewelry for your prom dress or gown. Earrings can have a huge impact on both your face and how you carry yourself (showing off your fabulous earrings!). Earrings sparkle and shine as they reflect flattering light on your face.
Keep proportion in mind when deciding which style earrings to wear. Wear long, chandelier earrings if you have a long neck, medium length if you have a shorter neck and round face. Pearls suit almost every prom girl's coloring and simple studs will suit most dress styles.
Create a Focal Point with the Right Necklace
Beaded chokers adorn a long neck beautifully and if you have a larger bust, a necklace that rests at the base of your neck is best. If you have a short or heavy neck avoid chokers and choose a necklace that has more drape and a pendant focal point. A large beaded, or multi-chained necklace may need to shine on its own, so may look best with a strapless prom gownwear your hair short or in a sleek updo to create contrast and drama.
Bangles, Beads and Bracelets fo the Prom
Most prom dresses and gowns are sleeveless and wearing a bracelet or set of bracelets will create a finished and polished appearance, particularly if you have long, slender arms. Many styles of bracelets are well-suited for prom jewelry. As with your necklace you will want to keep your choice of bracelet in proportion to your gown and other jewelry. Don't overpower your gown with your bracelet unless it is a fantastic and worth the attention.
Choose from a single or set of bangles, silver or gold chains or charm bracelets, beaded cuffs or still popular Italian charm bracelets filled with meaningful personal charms. You might also wear a wrist corsage with your choice of beautiful flowers.
Add a Sparkle to Your Prom Hair
Hairpins, barrettes, clips and combs are available in party styles, ideal for a touch of sparkle or color in your hair.