Wearing accessories and jewelry with your cocktail dress can be a very top idea, as long as you know how to combine them properly. The color of your skin and the style of your dress will be the ones that will mark the right direction you should take. But in addition, your hairstyle and shoes must also be consistent with the message you want to convey.

It is important to be clear about each complement you are going to use, to make sure everything fits perfectly and cooperates to make you glow. 

Guide to accessorize your cocktail dress

Depending on the top design of your cocktail dress and its ending, you can choose different matching earrings and necklaces. For example, if your dress has a long tail or a lot of details, the best way to accessorize your outfit is with some neutral or simple complements. 

But we better go step by step!

Necklace selection

Picking the right necklace for your cocktail dress is the easiest step. This is because you must always, always select it according to the neckline of your dress. You should try to play with the length of your necklace, depending on the depth of the design of your dress

Some necklaces you can use:

  • Pendant
  • Choker 
  • Princess
  • Charm
  • Opera
  • Bib
  • Matinée
  • Lariat
  • Multichain
  • Locket


The fashion environment is all about figures. It couldn't be more geometric. The choice of your earrings should be tied to the shape of your face. Not because there are suitable earrings for each face, but the shape of these will help highlight your most striking features. 

As straight as math, to choose the earrings of your cocktail dress, you must know one rule: opposites attract. If your face is round or oval, you should wear long, square-shaped earrings. Or, if on the opposite, your face is square or with thin features, you can give an incredible touch to your look with round and striking earrings.

Now we go with the rings!

Rings are a complement that can hardly be out of tune. They are always a welcome accessory, as they give any outfit a touch of elegance and glamour. However, you should pick them according to the number of details in the rest of your look. If you have too many details, it is better to select a simple ring, and likewise, if you have a simple dress, you can pick a ring (or a pair of them) a little more striking.

If you have already chosen your cocktail dress, choosing the accessories will be a matter of a few minutes. You just have to make sure that everything is in balance with your total outfit.

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