The rules of accessorizing are often confusing. Some people
will tell you that there's no such thing as making a mistake when it
comes to styling yourself with baubles, handbags and footwear, while
others swear there are certain combinations that you can never get away
with. But there are a few tips that might help you decide on accessories
that can play up your cocktail or formal dresses.
Glamour Magazine's fashion blog recommends choosing a simple dress if
you're planning to show off a statement pair of earrings or a large,
attention-grabbing necklace. Ideally, it should be a straightforward
shape and a solid color. This keeps your outfit from looking too busy.
If you're wearing something like a homecoming dress
that should be the focal point of your ensemble, it's best to keep your
accessories to a minimum. A pair of stud or hoop earrings, a simple necklace
and perhaps a ring or two are all you need for jewelry. If you choose
drop earrings, it might be best to pair these with a bracelet rather
than a necklace.