When you are invited to a much-anticipated formal event, you want to do everything you can to ensure that you look fantastic. Choosing your gown and the coordinating accessories can sometimes seem like an overwhelming challenge, but with a few simple tips, it doesn’t have to be. In today’s blog, we’ll review a few key considerations you can make as you begin selecting the jewelry for your big event.

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Tips for Picking the Right Jewelry

Once you have found the perfect cocktail dress or evening gown for your upcoming formal event, your next step will be deciding what jewelry to wear with it. For some, this can be a tricky endeavor because there are many things to take into account when selecting jewelry items that will best complement your ensemble. Below, we’ve listed a few of these considerations. Read on to learn more!

Type of Event

When you are browsing in stores or online for the perfect necklace, bracelet, ring, or pair of earrings, it is wise to keep in mind what type of event it is that you will be attending. Even if the event is a “formal” event, there are varying degrees of formal. Is this strictly a black-tie affair? If so, simple and elegant fine jewelry is probably the safest route to go. If the event is a little less ceremonious, you may consider branching out with bright colors and abstract styles.

Your Neckline

If you’re considering making a statement with a beautiful necklace, it will be important to consider the neckline on your dress. Some formal dresses have such ornate necklines that even the most plain gold or silver chain can seem like too much. Likewise, some gowns have such high necklines that they won’t accommodate any type of necklace at all. If your dress has a deep v-neck or an asymmetrical neckline, consider layered strands. For dresses with standard necklines, simple, delicate pendants are always a great choice.

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Color and Style

When deciding on what jewelry to pair with your dress, it is also necessary to consider the color and style of your dress. A simple choice between black, white, or colored accessories can change the overall appearance of your outfit very quickly. For example, if you’re wearing a classic, knee-length, little black dress, you may choose to wear drop pearl earrings with a matching bracelet for a refined look. If you’re feeling a little more daring, you may choose to pair the dress with striking red or yellow jewelry to create a unique, fashionable look.

Less is More

Finally, it is essential to remember the age old adage of “less is more”. Often times, it is easy to get carried away with accessorizing your outfit, and in doing so, you may risk having too much jewelry or an improper balance of accessories. The last thing you want to do is purchase an amazing dress that no one will notice beyond multitudes of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, scarves, and shawls. To avoid over-accessorizing, it may help to choose one piece of primary jewelry and pair it with one to two other smaller pieces.

Ready to Wear Cocktail Dresses in Toronto

If you’ve been searching for the perfect attire for your next formal function but just haven’t found the right dress, the designers at Christopher Paunil would love to help you. We believe that every woman deserves to feel her most beautiful, and our ready-to-wear and custom designs are sure to please. Shop our wide selection of cocktail dresses and formal gowns online today, or, if you’d like to meet with the designers for an initial consultation, contact us today!