Tips on Avoiding the Fashion Accessories Police

The fashion accessories police are on the prowl when it comes to the bag and outerwear you choose to go with your gown. Every gal needs a bag, and you may also need a jacket or wrap.

The big danger is getting too bulky with your bag or drowning your gown with your outerwear. Big handbags rock, but not for the prom! Straps on big bags can pull at your gown and the bulk can ruin your silhouette.  Regardless of how gorgeous your gown is its beauty means nothing beneath a ratty or over sized wrap or jacket.

Do go small and sleek but functional. Clutches are the way to go to fully compliment your gorgeous look. Make sure it’s large enough to accommodate the bare essentials and make sure you pare down the bare essentials to what you honestly may need.

Opt for outerwear that keeps you warm and offers the protection you need while blending into your ensemble. A cozy wrap may work as can a tailored jacket that follows the silhouette of your dress.

Color and style. The color and style of your bag, wrap or jacket should compliment your gown without overpowering it or distracting from it. Opt for matching hues and the same elegant, vintage or playful style that graces your dress. If your dress is overly wild or embellished, however, stick on the simple side with your accessories.

These tips can help you remember that your gown is taking center stage and your accessories are there to support it, not take away from its glory!

Tips for Channeling a Hollywood Goddess in Your Formal Attire

The Hollywood goddess look is once again hot on the red carpet and you can channel that look with a few tips.

Gown style. Hollywood goddess gowns are definitely long, lean and super-sultry! A floor-length sheath dress is your best bet to get the Hollywood glam style, with a body-hugging fabric that shows off your curves. Hourglass figures have a heyday in the Hollywood goddess style, but the look can also work for anyone who is comfortable enough to show off in a form-fitting gown.

A sweetheart neckline rocks on the body-hugging sheath, and you can go strapless or with prominent straps that are part of a sizzling halter. The waist should be fitted and the skirt long and lean, accented with a high, leg-baring slit if you dare!

Accessories. Strappy shoes compliment the goddess look, preferably in a hue that also compliments the dress. Small, beaded clutches can add one more layer of pizzazz; opt for one in a 1940s-era vintage style. Chandelier or other prominent earrings can top off the dazzle, especially if you get them in rhinestones! Forget about the necklace if you go for eye-catching earrings and let your dress’s neckline speak for itself.

Hair. Big, loose curls were the rage for this bygone era, as long as they were contained in a smooth and polished style. Think Marilyn Monroe. Another option is a dramatic upsweep that once again highlights your neckline.

The only other tip is to be read for gads of attention as your enter your prom or big night, as the look has a way of turning heads in your direction!