Off-shoulder dresses are timeless, and you could never go wrong with them, but can we all agree that it can be a bit of a challenge picking the right jewelry to accessorize the stunning dresses with?
There is always a thin line between what you can do while keeping things safe and committing a faux pas.
And you really don’t want to be on the wrong side of fashion, which is why you should read this article.
So, let’s get right into it!
What kind of jewelry goes with the shoulder dress?
Once you start wearing off-shoulder dresses, you will agree with us that you can never get enough of these dresses, your previous fashion preferences notwithstanding. But then again, the shoulder dress is not for everyone, so I digress.
If you keep getting new off-shoulder dresses but aren’t sure where to start in the jewelry front, we’ll share some of the best ways for accessorizing your shoulder dress.
So, what are the best kinds of jewelry options that go well with the off-shoulder dress? You guys also can read our relevant topic here: What Jewelry to Wear with an Evening Gown?
1. Diamond earrings
If there’s one thing you know by now, it’s that you cannot go wrong with diamond jewelry, especially earrings. These earrings are often dainty options, but they look elegant and would be the right match for you if you are looking for an elegant pair of earrings to wear with your off-shoulder dress.
Now, you have the option of wearing simple studs, but we don’t think you should stop there. If you are wearing a floral shoulder dress, you may want to wear medium-sized double hoop earrings with small diamond pieces on the lower hoop. Though simplistic, this look and combo is considered to be the very best in that it gives off that nice fashion house look.
The flirty off-shoulder floral dress offers the right balanced vibe of sweet and sensuous, while the white gold hoop diamond earring complements your overall look, giving off a cool and carefree look.
2. Diamond Necklace
The thing about diamonds is that they are timeless, and they also work with just about anything. And if you are looking for the perfect pair of accessories to go with your off-shoulder dress, a simple diamond necklace would be the perfect accessory.
Whether designed as a simple dainty diamond necklace or as a floral gemstone necklace with diamonds incorporated at the center, there is no going wrong with diamond necklaces.
3. Delicate Necklace
Despite your personality or style preferences, you cannot go wrong with a delicate necklace, especially because that small necklace gives off the perfect air of elegance and sophistication, and the necklace will go well with your off-shoulder dress or any other outfit you choose.
A plain thin chain necklace or a dainty pendant necklace that you can wear every day with ease would be a great choice for you and that stunning dress.
4. Collar and choker necklaces
Given the amount of bare skin that you have to work around, thanks to the shoulder dresses, it can be a tad too difficult for you to find the right accessories. But it doesn’t have to be. If you are not sure what to wear or find some options to be too fussy, you may want to try on a choker necklace or even a collar necklace.
Chokers and collar necklaces sit at just the right length on your neck and chest, and they are always flattering without causing any fuss while also giving you the right amount of coverage, especially if you feel that you have too much bare skin.
The best part about the choker necklace or even the collar necklace is that you can wear stud earrings or something very subtle for the earrings, and you will have this perfect, put-together look, with the dress standing out elegantly. Also, since you don’t want to take the attention away from the dress, you should let your hair down, letting the dress and the necklace stand out.
A cloth choker necklace would also work well for you.
5. Chunky necklace
How about completing that bold look with a nice statement necklace, say a chunky necklace that rests on your collar bone?
Chunky necklaces that blend well with the dress create the perfect statement look to complete your look and also ensure a more balanced look. If you prefer statement jewelry, this would be the very best option for you.
Note that you could also opt to layer the chunky necklace over the dress, but just a little bit.
6. Complementing colors
In addition to the design of the necklace, the color of the necklace is very important. While it’s easy to want to settle on a bold necklace resting perfectly on the collar or chest, you also need to find colors that complement the dress subtly.
Of course, you have the option of choosing the bolder colors, but whatever your preferences, you need to ensure that the colors do not clash.
You also need to think about your skin’s color tone and the undertones just to make sure that the necklace looks great on your skin.
7. Choose jewelry styles that match the dress.
The off-shoulder dresses can be designed in a way that they expose both shoulders at the same time, or just one shoulder could be exposed. These dresses are often the ideal option for anyone who is well-endowed because the off-shoulder design of the dresses tends to enhance the flattering design of the dress while also adding in some elegant effects around your bust area.
If you are wearing the full off-shoulder sensual and appealing dress, you will not go wrong with a choker-style necklace. But you may also want to pick the subtle style of the necklace that would draw in more focus on your skin and also on your dress.
The other option you could try is putting on the less fussy jewelry options like high-quality chokers, or even the simpler necklace designs with cute little pendants, etc. Note that the more subtle necklace designs are ideal for the single off-shoulder necklace designs, especially if the dress has some detail to it, either on the shoulder or around the bust area.
But as mentioned above, you can easily pull off the perfect look of the necklace and shoulder dress by throwing on a bold statement necklace piece.
Remember that people will stare, and you better make it worthwhile. So, get the best kind of necklace for that off-shoulder dress.
8. Long Dangle Drop Earrings
If you have shorter hair, perhaps a bang or something of the kind, you may want to show off your facial profile and the neck by throwing on a nice pair of a long drop, dangle earrings.
This pair of earrings will stand out beautifully and match with a cute collar necklace; you will have the most stunning combination of stunning earrings/ necklace combo to make your off-shoulder dress stand out even more.
The layered necklace this might not be your everyday option, but if you have an off-shoulder dress that plunges a little deeper to expose the cleavage, you could layer a few necklaces of different lengths and even include one or two pendant chains.
There are many accessorizing options for off-shoulder dresses, and these are just some of the few ways that you could accessorize. So, go on, be bold and let that dress and your beautiful shoulders stun!
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.