Prom Shoes And Accessories To Match Your Prom Dress
Now that you’ve found the perfect prom dress, let’s talk prom accessories. While finding the right formal dress is a crucial part for the big night, it is only the beginning of the exciting choices that you may wish to make. Prom accessories such as jewelry, prom shoes, and the all-important bag or clutch can pull your look together to present the ideal version of yourself that is sure to shine at prom.
CHOOSING PROM ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR PROM DRESS
Let’s start with prom jewelry. An important part of your ensemble, prom jewelry accents your gown and enhances your personal style. You may want to follow these basic rules: If your dress has classic gold or silver embellishments, it’s best to stick to prom jewelry with a similar color scheme. From head to toe, keep the same color tones, bearing in mind that if you need to match your jewelry to the sparkling accents on your dress, rhinestones reflect better with gold and pearls go best with silver. Here’s a selection of prom jewelry that partners well with different styles of prom dresses to achieve a beautifully cohesive look for your formal event.
EARRINGS FOR PROM
The prom dress that you have selected may determine the choice of earrings for prom. Choose simple earrings or small delicate pieces if the shoulder and neck area of your formal dress is heavily embellished. Delicate simulated pearl earrings, small gem cluster earrings, edgy geometric crystal earrings, small hoops, and studs are ideal prom earrings if your formal gown is heavily beaded. A strapless prom dress or unadorned prom dress allows you to choose a larger, more opulent style of prom earrings. Intricate dangle earrings, drop earrings, linked drop earrings, long geometric earrings, large hoops, and chandelier earrings add interest and glamour to your formal dress.
Hairstyles may affect your choice in earrings as well. Choose a bold or larger pair of earrings if you wish to wear your hair down so that your prom jewelry shows beautifully against long curls or straight shoulder-length tresses. A more dramatic updo calls for prom earrings that are simple and clean, yet complement the formal dress without competing against it. Why not accessorize your hair for prom? Gorgeous crystal tiaras can accent the most elegant of prom dresses while making the wearer feel like a princess.
NECKLACES AND BRACELETS FOR PROM
Necklaces and bracelets can be a fun addition to your prom attire. A low v-neck prom dress looks beautiful with v-shaped pendants, while a scoop-neck dress looks better with a shorter pendant with larger details. A choker-style necklace adds a chic look to a strapless prom dress, and a halter-style formal dress is beautifully accentuated with a slimmer pendant. Long strands of beads are ideal for bateau-neck evening dresses, and mid-length statement pieces are excellent choices for prom dresses with sweetheart necklines. The color and finish of the necklace should coordinate with the the bracelet, if you choose to wear one. Feel free to wear a simple bracelet with embellished sleeveless prom dresses and strapless formal dresses. You may want to avoid wearing a bracelet with a long-sleeve dress or lace prom dress.
SHOES FOR PROM
Who doesn’t like shoe shopping? The perfect prom shoe choice depends on the style of your prom dress! A solid color formal dress offers you a clearer choice for your prom shoe. Feel free to match shoes to your prom dress, or add a pop of color that contrasts beautifully. Sparkling jeweled shoes, strappy shoes, and prom shoes with prints add a stylish edge to a solid-color prom dress. For multi-colored prom dresses, pick your favorite color from the dress and go with it for your prom shoes. Dresses with rhinestones, sequins, or beaded accents require a more careful selection of prom shoes. A classic solid-color shoe works best with embellished prom dresses. Unsure of color choices? Simply play it safe with black peep-toe shoes or strappy nude shoes.
Remember to never wear silver shoes with a gold prom dress or gold shoes with a silver prom dress. Keep the different metallic colors apart. Be sure to choose a pair of prom shoes that coordinate with the length of your dress and the height of your date, while keeping in mind that the shoes should be comfortable for the dance floor.
PURSES FOR PROM
When shopping for the perfect purse for prom, you can play it safe by matching your purse to your shoes or make your dress pop by choosing a prom bag in a contrasting, yet complementary color. Silver or gold purses offer a classic look for dark dresses, while metallic bags are essential for bright-colored prom dresses and jewel-tone gowns. PromGirl suggests that the prom bag should be large enough to carry all of your valuables while adding an elegant look to your ensemble. Formal events call for tasteful wristlets, smaller shoulder bags, or trendy box clutches for prom.
ACCESSORIES WITH PURPOSE FOR PROM
While adding beauty to your ensemble, accessories can also serve a purpose. Support bras and body shapers for every silhouette help to flatter the figure while remaining hidden under the prom dress.The weather can be a perfect opportunity to further accessorize your prom dress. A wrap can add a sophisticated look to a formal dress. Why wear long sleeves all night when you can don a removable jacket or drape an elegant wrap across your shoulders for extra coverage between exiting the car and attending chilly, air-conditioned venues.
Prom accessories can add a classic vibe to your prom dress with pearl earrings and a necklace or can showcase the diva in you with a sparkling tiara and jeweled heels. Be sure to check out the many accessories that are available to enhance your look while satisfying the desire to stand out.