It may be August, but chances are the formal events on your calendar aren’t coming to an end any time soon. There will be those last end-of-summer and early fall weddings and then before you know it, the holiday festivities will be upon us.
Formal dressing can prove tricky for even the most fashionable among us, so we’re here to help. Finding a gorgeous special occasion dress isn’t hard these days, but accessorizing it? That can prove a bit more difficult. Luckily, we teamed up with the jewelry experts at ZAXIE to create a comprehensive guide to finding the perfect accessories for your formal attire. Bookmark this page now; it will come in handy for years to come.
What to wear with a one-shoulder dress:
One-shoulder dresses are a great option for showcasing beautifully sculpted shoulders. The uneven neckline means you should steer clear of a necklace, but you can play up this dress silhouette with an eye-catching pair of drop or chandelier earrings like Emily Ratajkowski in her sexy two-tone one-shoulder red carpet look above.
What to wear with a halter dress:
Dresses with a halter neckline are a great pick if you’re looking for a bit more coverage in the chest area. Rather than accessorize this dress style with a necklace, take a cue from Allison Williams and opt for a pair of statement studs or a gorgeous bracelet. You can even get away with both if you choose a bracelet that’s not too flashy, like a simple tennis bracelet.
What to wear with a strapless dress:
Lots of women–including Black Panther star Danai Gurira–love to show off their décolletage in strapless dresses and for good reason; it’s a very flattering look. Strapless dresses beg to be accessorized with a sparkling collar-style or choker necklace that doesn’t hang too low. Just a hint of twinkle around your neck can totally take your strapless dress to the next level.
What to wear with a V-neck dress:
Last but not least, a layered necklace is the perfect pick for a dress with a V-neck. Opt for something light and delicate a la Rihanna in the photo above so it doesn’t distract from your gown.
Ready to add some new pieces to your jewelry box for your upcoming events? Head over to ZAXIE to treat yourself to gorgeous jewelry that works for any and every occasion.