It’s almost that time again, when balloons and cupcakes, glitter and gowns, all come together in one magical whirlwind night that we like to call prom. You’ve got the dress, you’ve got the glass slippers, but what about jewelry and accessories to finish off your look? Here are some simple and practical ideas to help you dance the night away in style:
Yellow gold is coming back for 2013, especially when it comes to jewelry for prom. When matching dress color to jewelry, this trend will go best with frocks in neutral hues, nudes, pinks, and jewel tones (sapphire blue, amethyst, ruby red, etc.). The easiest way to rock yellow gold is with a pair of dangle or chandelier earrings that alleviate the need for a necklace. That way, no muss, no fuss, no pulling a necklace pendant out from underneath your dress’s neckline all night.
If you’re looking to make a big impression with something daring, temporary tattoo art is where it’s at. Not quite confident enough to rock the cheek art trend? Some equally cute places for your temp tatt that are less stare-worthy include the shoulder, the nape of the neck (just below that gravity-defying up-do), the wrist (in lieu of a corsage), and the outside ankle area. Add simple crystal jewelry, and you’re done.
Although pearls are equally pertinent worn as earrings or an embellished necklace, what we really wanna talk about is making them your secret weapon if you’ve got a two piece prom dress. If you have a belly piercing, it can be difficult to find navel jewelry that enhances your two piece dress’s beauty without overshadowing it. This is where pearls are the perfect choice. They’re simple, classic, and make the perfect compliment to a bare belly and a flowing skirt.
Now that we’ve got that covered, all that’s left is to survive the endless stream of parental photography that’s bound to occur before the big night. Good luck!
(fashion photography sourced via WGSN)