Red Carpet Ready: A Guide to Evening Gown Jewelry

Red Carpet Ready: A Guide to Evening Gown Jewelry


It’s your anniversary. Your partner has invited you out to a fancy restaurant. You know, one the ones that you have to book a reservation well in advance for.

You decide to put on your best evening gown to really wow them. You get the dress on, your make up done, and your hair did before you turn to your jewelry box. You have a lot of options but you’ve always had problems trying to match the right accessory to your outfits.

To help you add the perfect finishing touches to your dress, here are a few tips on how to wear evening gown jewelry.

1. Necklaces

Necklaces are the centerpiece to your evening gown. You have to choose the right one to really complete the look. Which one you wear all depends on the neckline and style of your dress.

Strapless Dress

A strapless dress brings attention to your collarbone and shoulders. You want to pick a necklace that will bring attention to these features but won't be so distracting that everyone is looking at the necklace rather than you.

The necklace that you choose should create a sort of focal point. Two styles of necklaces that are good for this is chokers or longer chains that go to the mid-chest area.

Off-the-Shoulder Dresses

Off-the-Shoulder dresses are a little harder to pick a necklace out for. This is because you want to bring attention to your shoulder area only so you don't have a lot to work with.

You can go with the choker again for this or collar necklaces. Just make sure that it brings people's attention to the upper half of your body rather than lower.

Asymmetrical Dresses

If your dress has an asymmetrical neckline you'll need a necklace that's just as asymmetrical to help balance things out. Consider wearing a longer necklace with different sized beads or different length chains.

You could also wear something that will bring attention to your quirky, fun neckline like a choker or a pendant with a short chain.

V-Neck Dresses

If you're wearing a V-neck dress, you're really trying to wow your date. While a choker will work, you need something that's going to add a dramatic factor to the look.

The best thing for this would be to combine a longer chained necklace with the choker if you must wear it or wear a necklace that has multiple layers of chains. For the V-neck dress, only a low hanging necklace will do.

Square Neckline

The square neckline is another dress type that's a little hard to accessorize for. This particular type of neckline is rather angular so you can get a necklace that will match that.

The popular go to for this is a chain or a pendant. You can also go with a contrasting look by wearing a large, round shaped pendant.

Sweetheart Neckline

Sweetheart necklines have the potential to make a bold statement if you wear the right accessories. This is the one neckline where you can cut loose and really have fun by wearing large, chunky necklaces. You can go more subtle but it's going to be hard to bring out the full potential of the look if you do.

2. Rings

With rings, you don't want to wear too many and you don't want them to be too gaudy. Rings are also where you can save a little bit of money. It's easy to pair them with your necklaces and earrings.

Pair a B.Tiff New York sparkly ring with one of our diamond alternative necklaces or earrings for a complete and elegant look.

3. Bracelets, Bangles, & Cuffs

Bracelets can be expensive if you get one that's made with mined diamonds. You can cut down on the cost by picking some up that are with diamond alternative stones instead. You can do a lot with bracelets, for example, don't be afraid to wear multiple ones of varying size and color for a bold look.

If you go this route just make sure you don't wear too many.

4. Earrings

If you're wearing your hair in an updo than earrings can complete your look as fast as a necklace can. You can match your earrings with whatever necklace you're wearing by purchasing B.Tiff sets. This is the quickest way to get a complete look.

You can also wear bulky earrings if you're trying to make a statement. If you're planning to add a pop of color to your dress, then the earrings are where you want to do it. Solid metal earrings are easy to match with any dress as well.

How to Wear Evening Gown Jewelry and Wow Your Date

If you want to wow your date, you'll need to wear the right jewelry with your evening gown. The most important part of this is matching your necklace to your neckline. From there, you want your earrings to go with your necklace and then you can sort of experiment with the rest. Use these tips for evening gown jewelry to complete your look.

Do you have a date coming up within the next few weeks and just don't have a necklace that goes with the gown that you're planning to wear? Visit our store to see if we have something that will work.


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