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How to Accessorize for your Formal Evening Event

Elegant jewelry and fashion accessories have amazing abilities to create different looks with your existing wardrobe.

You'll find that you can wear that same little black dress in twenty different ways because of accessories.

The ability to transform an outfit makes your clothes work harder for you. You now have more combinations (of shoes, bags, accessories) to work with.
With a few cleverly placed accessories, you can 'dress your outfit up or down', making it go from 'day time to an elegant evening.'

Go for a simple color scheme of no more than 3 colors to maintain a formal and sophisticated look. Here are a couple of guidelines on how to accessorize your evening gown:
  • - You do not need to accessorize all visible areas. If you're wearing long earrings, pair it with a simple necklace or keep your chest free from necklaces. If you're wearing small earrings then you can add a statement necklace.
  • - A timeless and classic jewelry combo would be the Jackie crystal set or the Grace pearl set.
  • - If your gown is heavily embellished (or has an eye catching pattern to it) then you should keep the accessories simple; either statement earrings or a classic jewelry combo would work best.
  • - When buying formal evening gowns always keep the height of the high heel shoes in mind to make sure that the hem will barely touch the ground.
  • - Choose stockings in a neutral color such as nude or black. If you want hose with a design, make it subtle.