“What jewellery suits my dress?” We give you the top stylist secrets to know what jewellery looks best with your dress shape and help you create a stylish party look. Follow these 4 simple rules to pick the perfect necklace, bracelet or earrings for your little black dress. This article includes:
- Best stylist advice on what dress necklines combine best with different jewellery items
- Learn how to combine a statement piece with other accessories
- When to wear drop earrings or a necklace?
- What accessories are go-to pieces for ALL looks
- Pick the jewellery that really makes your dress
- Know how to achieve overall dress-accessories balance
What Jewellery Suits My Dress?
1. Strapless Neckline
This dress shape leaves your decolletage, shoulders and arms bare. So you can get away with wearing a necklace, earrings and bracelet at once without it looking too much. However, it’s a good idea to keep the jewellery items understated so they don’t take over the dress. For a simple and elegant approach, accessorise with classic diamond studs, pendant and tennis bracelet.
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2. High Neckline
Never add a necklace to a high necked dress. It will look too ‘busy’ and can also make your neck look shorter. (This rule also applies to asymmetrical dresses and halternecks.) Instead, slip on a pair of long chandelier-style earrings or drop earrings to highlight your face and give length to your neck. To balance the big earrings, wear a sparkling statement bracelet on your wrist.
3. Plunging Neckline
A drop necklace that highlights the decolletage is the perfect accessory for a dress neckline that dips into a deep ‘V’ or ‘U’. Choose the chain length to match the scoop of the cleavage. For a glam evening look, you can definitely get away with matching drop earrings. But if you feel they’re too much, simple stud or button earrings work great too with this dress style, the choice is yours. If you wear a bracelet, however, make sure it’s not too big to distract from the main attraction: your upper half.
4. Bateau Neckline
A bateau neckline is designed to show off your collarbone. To accentuate this area even more, flaunt short pearls or a bold, sparkling colarette necklace. Choose matching studs or button earrings, or small drop earrings, to bring the look together. Keep the bracelet simple – or better yet, forgo the bracelet and wear a big statement ring instead.
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