4 Things to Remember While Accessorizing Your Prom Dress

When creating the perfect prom outfit, you have to go beyond just the dress.  Although the dress may seem like the most important part of your look, your jewelry, handbag, shoes, and other accessories are often the items that make or break your outfit.  Therefore, when shopping for the right purse, jewelry, shoes, or hairpiece, you should keep the following four things in mind.


Before accessorizing for prom, you should consider what you want the focal point of your outfit to be.  The best way to draw focus is to select one accessory as the statement piece.  This might be your dress, especially if it has beadwork, sequins, or other decorations.  If this is the case, then you’ll want to select simple accessories.  Conversely, if you have a simple dress design, you can choose a large, statement jewelry piece, such as a large or bold necklace.


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Example of Princess-Inspired Jewelry

When selecting the accessories, you also want to keep in mind the your outfit’s overall theme.  Themes may be based on color, style, fashion trends, or even decade.  For example, if you select a princess-inspired dress, your accessories should include a tiara and elegant, silver jewelry.  Your shoes can also help complement the overall theme.  Feminine shoes complement a daintier look, intricately designed shoes work well with a simple dress, and trendier shoes work well with a trendy dress.


Balance is a key component of any outfit.  For example, if you have chosen a large, statement necklace piece, then you should select smaller earrings, however, if you want to wear large earrings, forgo the necklace or choose a simple design.  The color scheme of your jewelry, accessories, and dress should also be in balance.  This can be a perfect color match, or you can choose a bold color that complements the other colors.  You should especially choose bold colors if you are wearing black or neutral tones.

Comfort and Purpose 

When shopping for prom, it’s tempting to forgo comfort and purpose in your selections.  However, the night can be long, so you don’t want to select shoes that you can barely walk in or uncomfortable, heavy jewelry.  When selecting the right purse you want to look for one that matches your color scheme, but you also want to keep in mind what you need to take with you to prom.

Shopping for prom is an exciting and fun time, but you want to be sure to select the right accessories.  By always remembering your outfit’s focus, theme, balance, and comfort, you can ensure that you select the perfect accessories for your perfect night.

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