How to Choose Jewelry for a Fancy Evening

The right jewelry pairings can make or break your ensemble for an elegant night out. You don’t want to overdo it, but you still want to make a bit of a statement. Here are a few tips to help guide you in choosing jewelry for a fancy evening. 




The easiest way to determine which style of earrings to wear for an upscale evening is to base it on your hairstyle. If you’re choosing to wear your hair down for the night, we suggest keeping things simple with a classic pair of diamond studs that will add a touch of glamour and pair well with almost anything. If you’ve decided to go with a bun or some other form of updo, a set of tasteful hoops is usually a safe bet. 


It’s important to strike a balance when you’re picking out jewelry for a fancy evening. Try to weigh the opulence of your earrings against the embellishments or details of your outfit’s neckline and the other jewelry you’re planning to wear. 




Picking out the perfect necklace to wear out for a fancy evening can be hard, but you can make the process a little easier and narrow down your choices if you consider the neckline of what you’re wearing for the night. For example, plunging necklines are usually complemented best with small pendant necklaces or chains with delicate drops. On the other hand, you’ll want to go with a more dramatic pendant necklace or a choker if you’re wearing something with a square neckline. 


If your evening wear is strapless or has skinny straps, you have the freedom to choose any style of necklace that coordinates well with your other jewelry. Check out our guide to choosing the right necklace for every neckline for more tips when you’re selecting your jewelry for a fancy evening! 




Just like with the jewelry categories we’ve already covered, you should consider the other jewelry options you’ve selected for your special night out before deciding on bracelets. An understated cuff bracelet is an excellent choice that is nearly guaranteed to pair well with almost anything. If you’re wanting something that makes more of a statement, a vintage bangle will add an element of interest and is sure to turn heads. 


Another way to determine which bracelets to wear on a fancy evening is to evaluate your wrist size. Balance adds the class and elegance you need for an upscale night, so you’ll want to choose bracelets that complement your wrists. If you have skinnier wrists, choose a chunkier bracelet. On the other hand, larger wrists can be made to look smaller with delicate bracelets.  



Since your rings and bracelets are worn so close together, you should try your hardest to make sure they balance and complement each other. You can’t go wrong with a simple birthstone ring or a tasteful cocktail ring. If you aren’t wearing anything else particularly bold or flashy, try picking out a fashion ring that makes a statement. 


Custom Jewelry for a Fancy Evening


What could be better than jewelry that’s made to coordinate perfectly with your evening wear? If you’re planning what to wear for a special night out and just can’t seem to find what you’re looking for in your current collection, we suggest taking advantage of our custom jewelry services. Here at Isbell Jewelers, we can do everything from creating an original design from scratch to updating outdated jewelry and making it new again. Stop by our showroom or browse our gallery online. Our professional jewelers would love to style your jewelry for your special night!


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