Make Your Dress Runway-Ready With The Right Accessories

Ask any fashion designer and they’ll readily agree that accessories are what make or break an outfit. Your choice of accessories can either elevate the look of your outfit or make it look gaudy, in an instant. Choosing the right accessories is an art in itself. You should know how to colour coordinate, what materials go well together and how to enhance the look of your dress without going completely OTT and ruining the look.

We asked the evening dress specialists at Vivid Dresses what are the top 5 must-haves when it comes to accessorizing dresses? Read on to find out their top picks and what makes them so special.

Bag It

Brown Leather Crossbody Bag With Eyeglasses

Whether you’re opting for an understated clutch or a bright-coloured crossbody bag, a bag is one of those accessories with the power to transform your outfit. It’s also one of the accessories that people take note of, so be sure to invest in a high-end designer bag to immediately up your style quotient.

If your outfit is a spring/day dress, you can even accessorize with a nice big tote that can hold all your stuff. Fashionable and practical, just the way we like it.

Footloose Fun

Of course, what’s on your feet will determine how you look to people. You can go for the sex siren look with a pair of killer heels, the demure goddess look with some sparkly ballet shoes or nail the naughty gal look with some thigh-high boots. It’s all about what you want to project.

Every woman should own a pair of bold red heels, a quality pair of nude pumps and a pair of black heels (very versatile). These three pairs of shoes can be mixed and matched with many different dresses and work well with a wide-range of colours.

Bling Is In

Closeup Of Girl Holding Necklace

So, you’re going out for drinks with friends, right after work? One of the easiest ways to transform your work look, taking it from corporate woman to gal-up-for-some-fun is to add some statement jewellery to the mix. It can be a pair of pretty dangle earrings that sparkle and shine with every step that you take. Or a strategically placed pendant that draws the eyes to your décolletage. Or if you are feeling particularly adventurous, maybe a delicate body chain that wraps around your torso and shows off both your curves and your outfit.

Depending on the colour, style and texture of your dress, you can choose from gold, silver, bronze or even bright coloured statement jewellery. The idea is to complement your dress with some much-needed bling to give it an edge.

Slay It with Layers

Layering your outfit to add some details by way of textures and colours is a sophisticated way to accessorize your outfit. Layers are great when you want to break the mould and give the dress your unique twist. A white jacket with an LBD will make for a shocking contrast that can elevate the look of the dress. Or a gorgeous silk scarf with a floral pattern can add a touch of spring to your outfit. There’s so much you can achieve with some clever layering.

Colour Me Pretty

You’ve got the killer dress on and accessorized with some statement jewellery and sexy shoes. But something is missing. Your look still looks incomplete. Well, duh! We need to take care of hair and makeup. Hair and makeup are the final secret weapons in your arsenal to help you make your dress runway worthy. If your dress is off-shoulder or backless, then putting up your hair in a pretty messy-bun will allow you to show off your outfit to its best advantage.

Likewise, you can paint your lips a bright red or a pale pink, depending on what kind of look you’re going for and which colour works well with your outfit. With makeup techniques like contouring and highlighting, you can accentuate your best features and make your outfit runway ready.

Accessorizing can be fun and exciting. Don’t be afraid to play with colours and add some unique touches to the outfit with your accessories. How about wearing a bracelet as an anklet? Or using a scarf as a belt? When it comes to accessories, there is so much you can do. The secret is to think out of the box and not be afraid to take some risks. That’s the biggest difference between a trendsetter and follower. Be the trendsetter, do it your way and make that beautiful dress that you grabbed at a sale look like a designer outfit that cost a fortune.

Gemstone ring

Natural Stone Ring or Engineered Stone Ring? Which one is Best for You!!

Significance of Natural Stones

There are different number benefits of wearing natural stones, varying from one gem to another. Every stone holds a different significance and an unusual power within itself, and it can amazingly transmit its energy to the wearer. In many cases, rings made out with natural stones are used as a treatment to certain negative vibes, as these stones give energy and strength to the bearer. This startling concept of using natural stones in rings goes way back into history, that still in the modern age is immensely popular, and people have faith in it.

Professional designers like Joseph George Jewellery recommends some of the benefits of wearing natural stone rings, concerning some favourite gems,

1 Amber

This beautiful bright and glistening, honey coloured gem hold some amazing benefits within. Amber helps in clearing depression, stimulates calmness within your mind and body, and is highly protective against negative vibes. Amber is known to have protective characteristics against psychic attacks. This stone attains healing qualities and balance out your emotions, ease your stress and keep you away from anxiety.

2 Emerald

Emerald is an amazingly powerful gemstone, as it has been used for strengthening of immune system, healing of respiratory tract, increasing liver function, strengthening of eyesight, recovery from various infections, and detoxification of blood. Emerald grows peace, harmony, love, and patience within one’s self. This stone is not only beautiful but also is a general healer.

3 Pearls

Tiny little sparkling pearl not only looks stunning, subtle, and elegant as any jewellery, but this incredible natural beauty also imparts purity, serenity, wisdom, focus, concentration, and integrity.

4 Amethyst

This lustrous stone of elegant beauty and sparkling grandeur is associated with two amazing qualities of selflessness and healing. Amethyst is also called as “metamorphosis” or the stone of transformation by some. This aristocratically beautiful stone is also linked with spirituality, inner peace, nobility, self-control, positive change, and psychic abilities.

5 Diamond

The most stunning, royal and much-loved stone of all, diamond. It gives victory, power, and royalty to the bearer. Surely the most favourite choice of every girl.

Variety and Significance of Engineered Stone

1 Synthetic Diamond

Diamonds made chemically in the lab are called as synthetic diamonds, artificial diamonds,  cultivated diamonds, lab created, cultured diamonds, or laboratory grown diamonds. Most commonly known as and sold under the name of synthetic diamonds, these engineered stones are chemical, optically and physically identical to natural diamonds. These synthetically made diamonds are approximately 15- 20% less expensive than natural diamonds.

Synthetic diamond has more clarity than the natural diamond because synthetic diamonds are created through a well-controlled process in an isolated environment. So, if your wish to get a diamond with the same chemical and natural properties but in fewer rates, then go for the synthetic diamond.

You can easily have a clearer, finer and flawless synthetic diamond in very less price, and you don’t have to pay an enormous amount for expensive diamond.

2 Diamond Simulant

Diamond Simulants are not at all anywhere near natural diamonds, but surely they look the same to the naked eye and reflect same beauty, aura, and splendour. Diamond simulants are least expensive and the most affordable of all, as these engineered gemstones are cheaper than both synthetic and natural diamonds.

Diamond simulants are particularly crafted with an approximate flawless finish and colourless clarity. These stones can be crafted in any shape, style, or design as natural diamonds. The most amazing thing is that these cheaper stones are impossible to distinguish from natural diamonds with the naked eye.

In addition to that, as these diamond simulants are not created with carbon, but have same optical characteristics as natural diamonds, these engineered stones will not have any imperfections, visible impurities or inclusions.

3 Three Stone Diamond Rings

For unmatchable elegance, sheer vibrancy and unique style, three stone diamond rings are the best of all. Choose any diamond, in various sizes, shapes, and carats, and go for three stone diamond ring. Nothing can go wrong with this beauty. It adds a startling elegance and passionately romantic approach to a relationship like nothing else.

All gemstones, either natural or engineered have a lifetime guarantee. Now, this is entirely up to personal preferences and desires to what to choose. Diamonds are surely a preferable stone for engagement or wedding rings. If you want something extraordinary and do not wish to compromise on the price than a natural diamond is the best gem to go for. Whereas, keeping things economical and affordable diamond simulant gives you the best quality and unimaginable elegance to your wedding or engagement ring. On the other hand, some people like to wear natural stones, suiting to their personality. For that matter, a wide range of natural stones is available having so many beneficial characteristics.