Know your necklines: Picking the perfect pieces to add flair to any dress style

Jul 22, 2013

Boat neck, cowl neck, one-shoulder and strapless - if you're like most ladies, you've probably donned a dress in each of these necklines, if not more. While it can sometimes be easy to figure out what accessories will help accentuate your gown - wither it be a stunning cocktail ring, a few bangles or a pair of statement earrings, sometimes choosing the right piece is not as clear cut. Even though it's a bit more challenging with a unique neckline, finding a perfect necklace, ring or bracelet is possible - with the right tips. Here are a few pointers on picking a perfect accessory:

One-shoulder design
The one-shoulder style continues to steal the hearts of everyday ladies as well as A-listers in Hollywood. According to Lucky magazine, this is one of the hardest necklines to accessorize since it already has an asymmetrical vibe and a stand-out feature. Despite the issues that can arise, the experts report you can't go wrong with a gorgeous cuff. 

People magazine further emphasized this point when it listed the best one-shoulder dresses stars have recently worn. Major players like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez have all donned this cut - as well as cuff bracelets for added sparkle. You can bring drama to your one-shoulder frock by accessorizing with a stunning bracelet like the 1 TCW Round Cubic Zirconia Platinum Over Sterling Silver Multi-Circle Bracelet 7 1/2".

Crazy for keyholes
Another trend that everyone from Amanda Seyfried and Kim Kardashian to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus has rocked is the keyhole dress. This sexy silhouette offers a flash of skin without being too revealing. Since the eyes are meant to focus on the cutout, it's best to keep the neck simple and sans any bling. 

However, the style experts at Lucky report you can add major flair to your keyhole frock by wearing a stunning cocktail ring. Whether your dress is in a bold color, or dramatic lace, a sassy ring is sure to help you stand out and shine. A great option that will work with most styles and fabrics is the chic 6.01 TCW Round Cubic Zirconia Black Rhodium-Plated Dome Ring. This large and blinged out ring is sure to add plenty of sparkle to your favorite frock. 

Lovely and low cut
There is perhaps nothing sexier than a dramatic, low-cut dress aka a plunging neckline. According to New York Daily News, leading ladies like Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Blake Lively have all been known to go low and look fabulous doing it.

You can look just as fabulous as your favorite stars by adding the right accessories to your plunging neckline frock. For this show-stopping trend, less is certainly more in terms of jewelry, and the experts at Lucky recommend going for thin bracelets or stud earrings to look polished without taking away from the main event of the dress. 

The breathtaking 4.91 TCW Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings Platinum Plated are a great pair of earrings that work to add bling to a formal ensemble, and they can provide the right amount of sparkle for a more low-key outfit. Make sure to rock a fabulous updo when wearing these studs to help garner plenty of attention. 

Sweetheart style
When it comes to strapless silhouettes, the sweetheart neckline certainly takes the cake. This romantic style helps give the girls some life, while still looking darling and polished. Not only is this shape perfect for most body types, but it offers women a chance to go big and bold with their necklaces.

Stars like January Jones and Jessica Chastain have all proved that nothing goes better with a sweetheart neckline than a major diamond or gemstone statement necklace. Make sure to find a blinged-out accessory to dazzle your sweetheart gown in the future.

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