How to Wear Jewelry

Wear Jewelry
Wear Jewelry

How to Wear Jewelry. A woman should wear her jewelry; it shouldn't wear her. What this means is that while the right jewelry can pull an outfit together, the wrong jewelry can make a woman look at best careless and at worst ridiculous. The following will help you wear jewelry while looking fashionable and chic.

Go easy when going big and bold. If you're going to wear large bangles or necklaces, don't wear delicate jewelry also. Also, try to stick to solid color, simple clothes rather than frills or prints. Big, bold jewelry should be the focal point of your outfit.

Wear only the cocktail ring. If you're wearing a large cocktail ring, don't wear other, smaller rings (except for a wedding ring).

Mix metals but not styles. It's okay to wear gold and silver jewelry together, but keep to the same style. For example, wear two delicate chains rather than one that's delicate and one that's thick.

Wear the right length. A necklace that falls just below the collarbone goes better with a plunging neckline than a high one. A necklace that falls below the bust goes with a high neckline. Chokers look great with strapless dresses. Never wear a necklace that falls to the top of the bust with a plunging neckline.

Wear pins anywhere. Pins can go on handbags, belts and even shoes. Attach a scarf to your outfit with a pin. Use pins to hold up the brim of a hat or place several pins around the band. The most ho-hum place to wear a pin is on the shoulder.

Go easy at work. For most offices, it's acceptable to wear your watch and wedding ring, plus one ring on the other hand, one necklace, one bracelet and one set of earrings only. The earrings shouldn't dangle. Anything more is considered by most employers to be excessive.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always put your jewelry on after putting on make-up and hair products. Handle pearls and gems as little as possible.

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