You have an important event to attend, and you have finally found the perfect dress: a stunning, strapless piece that complements your figure and makes you feel absolutely gorgeous. You even have the perfect shoes picked out. But you just can't seem to figure out what jewelry matches with your strapless dress! The good news is that there is a wide range of gorgeous jewelry for strapless dresses.
There is no need to fret over what type of jewelry to wear. By following a few easy guidelines, you will indeed find the right jewelry pieces to accessorize your strapless dress.
How to Choose The Perfect Jewelry for Strapless Dresses
Jewelry completes the outfit, and you must pick a piece that matches the look. The last thing you want is to wear a killer dress and make it boring with just stud earrings or your wedding ring. A dazzling dress requires elegant accessories. Here's a look at some of the tips to do exactly that:
Strapless dresses are dramatic. The jewelry you wear should be dramatic, too. However, you do not want to select pieces that compete with that drama but rather enhance it.
Choose a single statement piece to act as a focal point of your ensemble - like a pair of elegant cluster earrings. People will not be sure if they should compliment you on your dress or your jewelry. If you decide to go with a necklace, you must ensure that it matches your dress's neckline.
Collar and choker necklaces easily frame your face without interfering with your neckline if you want to play it safe. However, long necklaces that fall nearly to the waistline are the latest fashion trend - and they look fabulous.
Pattern and Embellishments
The jewelry you select depends on the style of your dress. As strapless dresses are dramatic, you may want to just pick out your best statement piece and call it a night. Chances are, you will look amazing.
But suppose your dress is patterned or features different embellishments like ruffles, beads, and other embroideries. In that case, a bold statement piece may be too loud. It would be best if you considered more subtle jewelry, like simple chain bracelets.
Ladies, Your Hair Matters
Please, please, please decide how you will wear your hair before making any jewelry decisions. If you have short hair or are going for an up-do look, dramatic dangling earrings are the way to go.
But do not waste your time choosing out earrings if you are just going to wear your hair long. What is the point if no one can even see them? In this case, necklaces and bracelets are better options.
What Necklaces are Appropriate for a Strapless Dress?
Bracelets, rings, and earrings are one thing. But picking out the right necklace can be a difficult choice. You must ensure the necklace matches the neckline. As always, less is more when it comes to jewelry for a strapless dress.
Chokers and Bib Necklaces
If the main point of your outfit is your dress, go for a choker or a bib-style necklace. The style of the choker should match the style of your outfit. If you are wearing something elegant, pair it with a delicate choker. Casual dresses should be paired with something with a bolder personality.
Long Chain Necklaces
Long-chain necklaces are back in style this spring and summer. By layering several necklaces together, you can create a striking look that is guaranteed to impress. If you are not sure how to balance a layered look, aim to have a pendant length, chest-length, and one that falls at the waistline.
Pendant necklaces are a simple way to accessorize any outfit. They are meant to drive attention to the neckline, regardless of what type of pendant necklace you wear.
How to Pick the Right Jewelry for the Right Occasion
As you can imagine, you would not wear the same dress while hitting the town as you would to a formal event. The same goes for your jewelry. It is essential to distinguish the difference between formal, high-fashion, dressy, and more casual jewelry.
Formal attire is typically what you would wear to the fanciest events on your calendar, whether it is an extravagant cocktail party, an upscale reception, or an art gallery opening. The rule of thumb when picking jewelry for strapless dresses at formal events is to keep it simple. If you are attending a formal professional event, you would typically keep the jewelry as light and simple as possible.
Wearing something as simple as hoop earrings can be enough to add an element of elegance. However, if you are attending formal events such as weddings or balls, you have a chance to wear something more attention-grabbing. In these cases, you will likely be wearing a long gown or something similar, and you have more options to be as dressy as you want.
Consider something out of your most prized possessions, or choose a timeless piece that accentuates your unique style.
Save those pieces for special events. When you are going out to hit the town and have a drink with the girls, you will want to show off your excellent accessorizing skills. Strapless dresses are not just for special events – there are plenty of beautiful designs that can be worn for various occasions!
When it comes to casual jewelry, you can't go wrong with a great pair of studs, some stylish layered necklaces, or a special bracelet.
So, that leaves high-fashion jewelry for strapless dresses. High-fashion jewelry is one-of-a-kind masterpieces created by the most prestigious jewelry designers. They feature rare stones, complicated crafts and techniques, and are the ultimate expression of the designers' creativity.
When thinking of high-fashion jewelry, we tend to think of the stunning diamonds that celebrities wear. This season, designers have also sourced 30-carat Colombian emeralds and even worked with NASA to incorporate the mystery of space into their pieces.
Met Gala 2021: The Stunning Strapless Dresses Celebrities Wore – And Their Matching Jewelry
Fashionistas worldwide know all about the Met Gala. It is the evening where designers, models, and Hollywood's brightest stars convene in the year's most over-the-top styles. Typically, it is scheduled for the first Monday in May. However, due to COVID-19, the 2021 Met Gala was postponed and was held right in the middle of fashion month.
Many of the world's most recognizable celebrities took the red carpet on September 13, including:
- Billie Eilish
- Amanda Gorman
- Kendall Jenner
- Gigi Hadid
- Simone Biles
So, naturally, who rocked strapless dresses at this year's Met Gala?
Gigi Hadid, an American model, wore a stunning strapless Prada gown to the Met Gala. She accessorized it with a stunning, one-of-a-kind diamond necklace and matching stud earrings. When it comes to jewelry for strapless dresses, diamonds beautifully enhance the looks.
Ladies, take notice of how Gigi wore her hair. She tied it back to show off those 10-carat diamond earrings. A simple high ponytail can easily show off your gorgeous locks and your stunning accessories.
Love denim? Then you will love Lupita Nyong'o's stunning strapless denim and sequin corset dress. The actress paired her outfit with gorgeous diamonds. She wore dangling earrings, layering diamond necklaces, diamond bracelets, and matching diamond rings on both hands.
Model Hailey Bieber walked the red carpet in a sleek black strapless gown by Anthony Vaccarello. The dress with a plunging V-shaped neckline was adorned with crystals and accessorized with a square-diamond necklace from Tiffany and Co.
Poet Amanda Gorman wore a breathtaking royal blue asymmetric strapless gown by Vera Wang. Her jewelry matched the vivid colors of her dress. She wore matching diamond earrings and a ring, each embedded with a gorgeous sapphire.
Claire Danes, an American actress, wore a lustrous white strapless dress for the Met Gala. Claire's statement piece was simple and effective: 18-karat white gold South Sea Pearl ear cuffs.
Bridal Jewelry For Strapless Dresses
Whether you are attending the wedding as the bride herself, the bridesmaid, or just a guest, you will be thinking about what jewelry you will be wearing. When wearing a strapless wedding dress, you will want to pair it with something sparkly (think diamonds, crystals, and other gemstones!) Here are some tips to help you pick the right jewelry sets that suit you and your dress.
- You do not want to overwhelm your dress. The key is to never interfere with the dress but instead to accentuate it subtly.
- With wedding dresses, you'll want necklaces to fall between your neckline and collarbone, rather than choosing long, rope necklaces. That way, the necklace will not overwhelm your dress and will instead balance out your appearance.
- The location of the wedding can impact what jewelry you wear, namely the design. For example, if it is a beach wedding, you may want to add a little pop of color to your jewelry. A blue pendant necklace and matching earrings can make for an excellent choice.
Choosing the Best Jewelry for Strapless Dresses Is Easy and Fun!
We hope these tips and styles for jewelry for strapless dresses have inspired you for your next big event – or perhaps a party. Remember, less is more when it comes to accessorizing a strapless dress. Your jewelry should only complement your dress, not be the main feature.
Even high-fashion celebrities on the red carpet do not overpower their designer dresses with their handcrafted diamond masterpieces. The right simple, elegant jewelry pieces are all you need to make the dress.
Liz James designs amazing collections of elegant jewelry for all occasions, from wedding styles for brides to casual looks for everyday wear. No matter what event you are attending, we have the perfect piece to match your strapless dress. Browse and shop your favorites today.