Articles on Proper Selection
Now that you’ve settled on a wedding gown, it’s time to complete your look with just the right jewelry. We’ve got you covered.
The vintage look in gowns is currently the most popular, and this coincides with our most popular design, Annabelle Wedding Necklace and Earrings Set – a real beauty with a mixture of Clear and AB genuine Austrian Crystals mixed with white faux pearls on a vintage-styled base. Our Carelee Wedding Set and Pearl Exclusive are also designed by us to fit into the vintage category.
What if you have a V-neckline dress? Choose a necklace which also follows a V pattern, such as, Flower Power Wedding Set, Pearl Slenderite Necklace Set (also comes in all Rhinestones), Fall-in-Love Wedding Set, Ultimate Floral Wedding Set, Monaco Rhinestone Set, or the beautiful 3pc Ferenzia Set in all Clear or AB-Reflective Rhinestone set.
For a halter top, a choker would be a good choice. It can be as simple as a simple rhinestone choker set, such as Straight Lines Choker Set, or it can be more ornate, like Pretty Please Choker Set, Moment of Beauty, or Wheel of Pearls Wedding Set.
Other popular choices for a simple neckline are Donna's Choice Wedding Set and Pearl Perfection Wedding Set.
What if your gown has lots of lace and frills on the neckline itself? In other words, the dress has built-in ‘jewelry.’ Then simply wear a beautiful hair clip or silk flower hairclip, or maybe a fabulous pair of earrings. Again, choose the style that goes with the look of the dress.
Whatever you decide, we know these jewels will add just the right touch to your look and enhance your entire wedding experience.
Building a Business Wardrobe From the Bottom Up - Women
Women definitely have more options when it comes to business attire, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that things get any more complicated when building up a basic work-appropriate wardrobe. In actuality, many of the most essential items are the same for women and men. Just as with men’s clothing, the essentials should always be purchased with quality in mind, not quantity.
Young women looking to establish a great work wardrobe should invest in these items first, as they offer the most versatility and will help anyone look professional from the get-go.
• Dress pants: Dress pants are likely to get the most wear out of anything in your work wardrobe, so it’s essential to choose a style that suits you and get them tailored to fit. Wool blends will be the most durable and every woman should own at least three pairs in neutrals like khaki, navy, brown, gray, or black to take her through the week.
• Blazer: A dressy jacket is another wardrobe basic that every woman needs, as it can instantly make any outfit look more professional and serious. While brown and beige can work, most experts advise going with black, gray, or navy.
• Pencil skirt: A black pencil or A-line skirt is an excellent wardrobe staple. You can pair it with everything from a sweater to a suit jacket to adjust the formality of the look. If black is too boring for you, colors like navy and gray can also be good choices.
• White shirts: Crisp, white shirts are essential for completing your professional look. While the classic tailored look is best, you could also add a few shirts that incorporate ruffles or short sleeves to mix things up. Add two to four of these to your wardrobe, and ensure that the fit is perfect as you don’t want any gaping or buttons coming undone at the office.
• Black heels: Work-appropriate shoes are one area where you should feel comfortable spending a little more, as comfort is key when you’ll be wearing a pair of shoes all day, every day. Look for high-quality leather pumps in black, with a mid-height heel. Ideally, they should be closed-toe as that look is both comfortable and professional. You can always branch out later.
• A suit: If your workplace is formal or conservative, then you’ll need to invest in a suit or two to take you through the week. Suits can actually be a great investment, as you can wear each piece separately, too, so you can get a lot of mileage out of a single suit. To start out, choose a suit in a solid black, navy, or gray. Later, when you’re ready to get an additional suit, you can branch out and play with color and pattern. Like with dress pants, fit really matters on suits, so make sure to invest in alterations if necessary.
• Dressy tops: A few dressy tops should also become a key part of your work week wardrobe. Solid colors or prints can be paired with blazers and suits to build outfits that can easily transition from the workplace to a night out.
• Leather belt: When starting out your wardrobe, you’ll need at least one black leather belt to pair with suits and dress pants. Later on, you can add belts that cinch around your natural waist and can be worn over shirts, cardigans, and dresses.
• Classic bag: A nice, classic handbag that you can tote your personal and professional essentials around in should be one of the first things you invest in after you’ve hit all the other wardrobe essentials. Choose a neutral color and a high-quality material and you’ll be able to enjoy the bag for years to come, and may even find yourself using it on the weekends, too.
• Cardigans: Cardigans and sweaters can help you to take your wardrobe from the warmer months into fall and winter or just help you make it through the day in an over-cooled office. Cardigans can be worn over a dress, under a suit jacket, buttoned, unbuttoned, and in a myriad of other combinations with the other parts of your wardrobe, helping you add color and versatility to your basics.
• Dresses: Tired of the same-old pants and shirts week after week? Mix things up by adding a few work-appropriate dresses to your wardrobe. While the classic little black dress is always a welcome addition to a work wardrobe, simple, printed dresses can also help to mix things up and pair perfectly with blazers and suit jackets. Remember, nothing should be too short, tight, or low-cut.
• Colored and patterned shirts: Break away from the basic white shirts and buy yourself some dress shirts in a variety of colors and patterns to give your wardrobe a little variety. As with anything else, choose things that are in accordance with the attitudes and dress policies in your workplace.
• Hosiery: Some offices require women to wear pantyhose with skirts or dresses, so it’s always a good idea to have some on hand. Hosiery in other colors and patterns can also help make wearing outfits that bare your legs more practical in the colder months.
• Layering pieces: Camisoles, tanks, and other layering pieces can quickly become everyday essentials for women working in offices, as they can help to add a little extra detail, comfort, and professionalism to a wide range of looks.
Once you’ve established a great everyday wardrobe, consider adding a few of these luxuries into the mix that are both office-appropriate and stylish.
• Work coat: While your everyday coat will certainly suffice until you can afford a nicer version, the ideal way to top off the perfect work outfit is with a classy coat. Opt for a trench or pea coat in a neutral color for a classic look that you’ll be able to wear for years to come.
• High-end denim: Casual Fridays will be a lot more fun if you have a nice pair of jeans to wear along with a cardigan, sweater, or nice top. Obviously this isn’t an essential, but you can justify it as you’ll get to wear the jeans when not at work, too.
• Dressy boots: Fight off winter chill by outfitting your feet with a pair of nice leather boots in black or brown. These boots can work well with work-ready dresses and skirts, and look great paired with tights. Just make sure they’re below the knee and have a matte (not shiny) finish.
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