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Prom Jewelry Trends

By Devin Carroll


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Accessorizing is just as much fun and just as important as picking out the right dress. Of course, the main thing to remember is that no matter how much you may love a piece of jewelry, it must flatter your dress and not compete with it. Before you check out trending prom jewels, read below for some basic accessorizing tips.


When finding jewelry that complements your dress, think about two things; your dress’s neckline and intricacy. Recently, one-shoulder necklines have increased in popularity, which look great with bold earrings and certain statement necklaces (this usually depends on how the length of the necklace looks with the cut of the dress). While V-necks, scoop necks, halters and boat necks are a rarity among teens these days, they still look modern with a simple necklace that has some shine or some great sparkly chandelier earrings. If you plan on wearing a strapless gown, you pretty much have free range; however, it is important to remember that jewelry can look appear overwhelming next toyour dress’s pattern. Simple, sweet dresses can be glammed up with bold jewelry while busy dresses should have soft accessories like simple pearls or studs.


Now that you have a good idea of how to approach your prom jewelry, read on for some of the latest trends!


Color
You may have noticed that celebrities and fashionistas alike are starting to incorporate more bursts of color or practice ‘color blocking.’ Do not feel like you need to match your jewelry to your dress’s color; you can easily bring these trends alive by adding bold, contrasting pieces that make you stand out. Skim the pages of the latest fashion magazines to get a better taste of this bright trend and pull pages that catch your eye. Even something as small as a colorful ring can set you apart from the rest of the crowd!


Statement Necklaces
Statement necklaces are all the rage these days; they can add a ton of drama, color, sparkle and fun to any prom look. A statement necklace is often times very structured and can be worn above your neckline or they can gracefully hang down past it. You can even pick a necklace to match the theme of your dress. For example, if your dress is a fresh, spring color, you can easily find a statement necklace that features flowers to give you a garden-like glow. Lately, round collar shaped necklaces are seen on and off the runway, so take a risk and make a statement with this up-and-coming trend.


Bracelets
Groups or stacks of small, delicate bracelets are very pretty with most dress styles while show-stopping cuffs are making their way up the popular ladder. Small bracelets can be layered with different designs and are a great way to add some sparkle to your wrists. Wearing a cuff gives you the perfect opportunity to add some color or complement your manicure; you can even push it up past your elbow if you want to be a little bit edgy.


Earrings

If you already have a big statement necklace, opt for pretty studs or basic hoops depending on what the necklace looks like. Generally, girls with longer hair should sport long, drop earrings while girls with hair on the shorter side should go for fun or eye-catching studs. Chandelier earrings are not as popular as they once were and are not ideal to wear in addition to a necklace. However, they are perfect for nailing the Hollywood look and can really add some glimmer to a classic one-color gown.

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