Prom might not reach the importance level of, say, your wedding day, but, as a high school student, it’s a monumental occasion. So naturally, this defining moment extends to your outfit on the big night. You know that your dress is vital, but how much thought have you put into your accessories? Your jewelry, for instance, can make or break your prom night attire. Of course, this includes your earrings! First, however, you’ll need to answer a few questions to find the perfect hoop, stud, or another jewel.
What sort of dress will you be wearing?
Your dress is undoubtedly the focal point of your prom look, so it should come as no surprise that it affects the rest of your outfit, too. The right necklace for your neckline, for instance, is essential. If a bold statement necklace works best with your dress, you should be turning toward more subtle pieces, like simple stud earrings. Of course, you could still have a bit of sparkle, but your earrings won’t have to steal the show when your dress, necklace, or bracelets do that already.
How do you usually accessorize?
If you were to define your everyday style, what sort of jewelry would be part of it? From that, consider whether you want to embrace the same sort of style or if you’d prefer to do something entirely different. For example, if you usually have an intense aesthetic, do you want to go for a more flowing, feminine look on prom night? Or, would you rather represent the style that you feel showcases your true self? Of course, neither option is the ” correct answer,” but either can help you find the perfect accessories, whether that’s gemstone studs or gunmetal jackets.
Will you be dancing the night away?
If you’re dancing for hours, the last thing you want is to be weighed down by heavy hoop earrings or constantly have to stop to ensure your statement earrings haven’t fallen out of your ears. So keep your expected level of activity in mind as you choose your earrings or other jewelry. You wouldn’t choose a dress that was less functional than it is beautiful when you intend to spend the night on the dance floor, so why would you overlook that factor in choosing the gemstones at your ear or any other accessory for that matter?
What does your dream night involve?
When you imagine the best prom ever, what comes to mind? Is it twirling with your quarterback Prince Charming as the clock strikes midnight (or, more likely, 10 p.m.), or are you determined to be surrounded by a group of your closest friends, laughing and snapping selfies until prom night comes to an end? Are you headed to a coffee shop after or on your way to an afterparty? All of these factors are a part of your prom night and should be a part of how you choose your prom look. Would you rather have a Cinderella dress or something youthful and fun? Dangling crystal gemstones or simple silver studs? Either way, you can help create your dream night with the best possible accessories.
While a less-than-perfect prom won’t ruin your life (even if it would feel like it at the moment), there’s no reason to miss out on making it the best it can be. Browse the best sellers and consider trending styles, of course, or find ways to incorporate your jewelry with your outfit as it stands so far–that extra bit of sterling silver or sparkling studs can take an already beautiful style and make it something ethereal. Best of all? You can wear your beautiful new earrings many more times long after prom night.