4 Tips for Choosing the Right Prom Accessories
When it comes to choosing the right prom shoes and accessories, it’s all about what works best for your style. While keeping in mind your personal fashion preferences is key, you also need to consider how prom shoes, bags, and jewelry match up with your dress. Here are four ways you can make sure you’re choosing the right prom dress accessories to round out your look:
- Dress Up those Fancy Feet. While your prom shoes don’t necessarily have to be glamorous (unless you want them to be!), they should still be appropriate for a formal occasion. Even sneakers can be glammed up for prom, so go for fancy sneaks over your everyday tennis shoes. Of course, you can go for traditional black prom shoes that match any dress style, or you can pull out all the stops and opt for sexy high heels for prom in a bold pop of color that gorgeously contrasts your gown. Whichever style or color of prom shoes that you choose, just make sure they are fancy enough for a formal.
- Balance the Sparkle. Your first impulse when it comes to prom jewelry might be to get ALL the sparkly pieces: prom bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings! But, there’s no rule that says you have to wear all the jewelry just because prom is formal. In fact, it’s better to balance out your jewelry with your dress style. For example, if you’re wearing a fully-sequined or metallic glitter dress, you may want to limit the prom jewelry bling. On the other hand, a simple dress design can be enhanced with shimmering statement pieces.
- Play with your Hair. Whether you’re going for an updo or keeping your locks flowing, there are so many prom accessories to explore! There’s always the traditional tiara for a princess vibe. There are also options like glittering hair clips, pearl-studded hair combs, or floral headbands. Ultimately, it depends on what best complements your gown and your style. So go ahead. Play with your hair to test out your options!
- Bag it Up. Even if your dress has pockets, you may want to carry a few essentials with you on prom night that are better suited to a handbag. Cue the prom purse! From small handheld clutches to over-the-shoulder prom bags, there are so many options to explore! The trick is to find a style that’s big enough to hold all the things you plan to bring with you, but also matches the rest of your prom dress and accessories. Going for a classic black, silver, or gold prom purse is an easy way to create a cohesive look. You can also have fun by choosing a prom bag that’s in a bright, fun color that catches the eye.
With these tricks up your sleeve for choosing the right prom shoes and accessories, it’s time to find your favorites. Explore PromGirl’s collections above to shop prom shoes, bags, purses, and jewelry to complete your prom look. Need a few more prom accessorizing tips? Be sure to check out PromGirl’s Prom Guide for more advice on choosing prom dress accessories.