The glitter and glamour of jewelry can pull a look together and elevate even the simplest ensemble to a whole new level. When dressing for a special occasion, it’s the smallest details—such as vintage-inspired wedding or prom jewelry—that say the most. Carefully choosing your prom jewelry helps you avoid over-accessorizing, and the personal touches complement your outfit. It also provides the sparkle and drama the occasion requires and steers you in the right direction for a polished and cohesive look for prom.
6 Tips for Picking Prom Jewelry You’ll Love
These tips will help you accessorize your prom look flawlessly:
Small, sweet studs pair perfectly with whatever prom dress or hairstyle you choose. If considering a simple earring, try to choose a necklace with intricate detail for extra style.
Drop earrings and dangling earrings look best when the hair is worn down. If you choose dangling earrings, keep the rest of your prom jewelry simple and light.
Statement earrings pair perfectly with a glamorous updo, while simple necklines are the perfect backdrop for showcasing statement necklaces. However, avoid over-accessorizing on prom night by not wearing more than one statement piece at a time.
If your dress is full of embellishments such as glitter, sequins and beads, or is made from decorative fabric such as lace, avoid large prom accessories. Instead, try adding one simple accessory, like a bracelet or earrings, to avoid competing with the dress.
Pick your hairstyle before shopping for your prom jewelry. Your prom hairstyle dictates which prom accessories you should choose, including those to be worn in your hair—whether small hair pins or an elaborate headband.
Use these tips below as a guide when picking your prom accessories. Remember, prom jewelry is supposed to finish your look and make you feel your very best on prom night.
Most girls prefer to wear earrings on prom night, and choosing a pair of earrings for this incredibly special event is a wonderful treat. Statement and vintage-inspired earrings complement a glamorous updo. Glittering chandelier earrings, like the Majestic Austrian Crystal & Pearl Chandelier Earrings encrusted with sparkling, clear rhinestone crystals and luminous ivory faux pearls in a beautiful ornate design, have their own fierce charm.
Add a pop of color to your ensemble with colored earrings featuring brilliant enamels and semi-precious stones. Delicate drop earrings and small studs are great for a more subtle sparkle. The amazing thing about earrings is when prom is over and you’ve danced your fancy shoes off, you’ll have these beauties to wear again and again.
The necklines of some prom dresses make them the perfect backdrop for showing off a gorgeous statement necklace. Pearl necklaces are a lovely way of adding a bit of old-fashioned elegance. Choker necklaces are huge right now and can easily transition from everyday wear to prom night glam. Vintage necklaces or ornate pieces with intricate details such as the Thea CZ Bridal Set can completely transform your whole look while adding a little sparkle and charm.
If you’re looking to add some additional bling, you don’t like rings or earrings, or the neckline of your prom dress is not suitable for necklaces, we recommend going for a gorgeous delicate or even statement bracelet. The bracelet should be complementary to your rings and dress. A more detailed dress means a simpler bracelet, and a more detailed bracelet such as the Crystal Lace Bridal Cuff Bracelet can replace the rings.
However, make sure to consider the sleeves of your dress. If your prom dress has long sleeves, you should skip the bracelet.
4. Prom Jewelry Sets
Prom jewelry sets are a great way to accessorize your prom dress. Choosing a jewelry set like the Glittering Gambol Vintage Jewelry Set ensures that your necklace, earrings, and bracelet match, giving you a more cohesive look. It also makes an ideal gift to be treasured.
As long as they have a discrete design, fashion rings are the most acceptable prom accessory on prom night. The rules remain the same: the colors, sizes, and details should complement the dress, other accessories, and each other. There should be a balance and harmony between them. Opt for a delicate, elegant ring to showcase your romantic feminine side. Sparkling or eye-catching statement pieces such as bejeweled double rings pair perfectly with a simpler prom dress and accessories. The stunning Royal Princess Kate Inspired Ring combines the best of both worlds. This eye-catching ring is for she who wants to make a statement. Featuring an oval CZ crystal in sapphire that’s flanked all around by smaller clear CZ crystals, you’ll absolutely love its intricate detail.
6. Be yourself
Lastly, the most important thing about picking the perfect jewelry pieces to match your prom dress is they should be a reflection of you. If you’re not comfortable wearing bold dangling earrings, stick to mini hoops or studs. Love the way you look in a necklace with tiny enameled flowers and glittering semi-precious stones? Go for it! If you’re happy with your prom jewelry and accessories, you’ll feel confident—and that’s the best accessory you can adorn.