How to Accessorize Evening Wear

A dressy night out is almost always a good time, but sometimes accessorizing your evening wear can be downright difficult. If you have ever had trouble accessorizing evening wear, be sure to look over the following tips. They will help you polish your look and get out the door in no time at all.

Consider Your Outfit

The accessories you choose to complement your look will depend largely on your attire. If your outfit is on the warmer end of the color spectrum (think reds, oranges, and yellows), you may want to wear gold-tone accessories. If the clothing you are wearing is in the cool family (think blues, greens, and purples), silver-tone may be best for you. Some people already have a preference when it comes to jewelry, so the tone you decide on may be no question. Evening gowns with plunging necklines look great with statement jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. If you are wearing a high-neck dress, you might want to forego the necklace and stick mainly to earrings and/or a bracelet. It is really all about the design of the outfit you are wearing, and of course your personal preferences. You may love wearing bold pieces of jewelry that help you stand out in a crowd. On the other hand, you may not be much of a jewelry fan. Accessorizing your outfit with the proper shoes is also a good idea. The right shoes can add that extra bit of pizzazz to your ensemble. Just keep in mind that accessorizing your evening wear does not have to be a dilemma.

Less is More

When it comes to accessorizing your evening wear, try to remember that less is usually more. You do not want to over-do it on accessories. Try to keep things simple by not mixing too many pieces of bold jewelry. Pearl necklaces often look elegant with many types of evening gowns, so always consider them an option. If you wear a pearl necklace, some simple earrings should be all you need to complete your look. If you choose to wear earrings that are long or very boldly-designed, they may be the only accessory your evening wear needs.  As for shoes, wear a pair that accents your outfit without taking away from it. Also, think about comfort when deciding on a pair of shoes. You certainly do not want to be in pain all night.

Consider Makeup an Accessory

The right makeup can also be an excellent accessory to your evening wear. If your ensemble is on the simple side, try to play up your eyes and lips in a dramatic way. Think black eye liner and brightly-colored lipstick. If your outfit is more bold or colorful, you may want to keep your makeup as simple and carefree as possible. Consider neutral shades of eye shadow and lip color. Also, paint your nails a hue that will complement your evening wear. A fresh manicure is always a great accessory to any outfit.

Now that you know a little more about accessorizing evening wear, you should have no trouble polishing off your look. With just a little time and effort, you will be elegant, beautiful, and ready for your night out.

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