Style It: Jewelry For a Strapless Dress

A strapless dress can really allow your jewelry to shine. Try dressing up your décolletage with these fabulous styles.

Turn up the drama by making a statement

Let one statement piece be the focus. You can never go wrong with a sparkling necklace, chandelier earrings or a chunky bracelet. Keep your neckline in mind when it comes to a necklace, though. A tighter necklace can frame your face while not competing with the low neckline of the dress. You could also choose a longer chain or pendant necklace that falls anywhere between your chest and waist-line.

An additional note, if your dress has a bold patter or ornate embellishment, keep the jewelry subtler. Your dress is doing a lot of the talking, so let your jewels play a supporting role, rather than making them the star.

Your other major accessory: Your hair

Whether you choose to wear your hair up or down impacts your jewelry choices. If you wear your hair up or have short hair, you'll open up even more space to showcase jewelry with your dress. Definitely go for some fabulous earrings and consider pairing them with a necklace. If you wear your hair down, your ears will likely be covered. Choose a longer necklace or a statement bracelet to be your focal point.

Classic or modern cool?

A look reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn or Jackie O would be a matching set of earrings and a necklace, like pearls or diamonds. This is a timeless look that will never go out of style and you can always feel confident wearing. Maybe you're more modern though, and you like a little edge. Go bold with a long pendant necklace or vivid gemstone earrings.

Find both statement pieces and classic designs online at Or shop with a jewelry consultant at your local Zales store.

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