This is a guest post by stylist, blogger, and publisher of 4 Fashion Advice, Cathie Hehman. This fabulous blog gives fashion and style advice for women of all ages.
The style, neckline and color of your prom dress and your hair color go into the decision making when choosing jewelry to go with your prom dress. Also you do not have to wear matching earrings and necklaces. You can mix it up. Plan ahead and try some different types of jewelry with your prom dress, shoes and purse and do a mirror test before you decide on jewelry.
Pearl or metal jewelry (gold or silver) and sparkly (quality rhinestone or diamond) jewelry go with every color prom dress. Silver jewelry looks especially good with cool colors such as blues, violets and greens. Gold jewelry looks nice with warm colors like pinks, corals, yellows and reds. However there are no rules that say you can’t wear gold jewelry with cool colors or vice versa. Dresses that are very fancy look better with simple style jewelry. Prom dresses that are simple in design can be worn with one piece of statement jewelry. One shoulder prom dresses or gowns that have trim around the neckline or decorative busts (sequined, beaded, etc.) usually look better without necklaces.
Simple style strapless dresses look fabulous with or without necklaces. If you are wearing both earrings and a necklace one piece can be more elaborate than the other. For example classic stud earrings with a statement necklace or statement earrings and a simple style necklace.
Neutral color prom dresses like white, beige or black might be OK with colorful jewelry. A little trial and error is necessary before you decide what jewelry to wear.