Fashion Costume Jewelry
"Fashion Advice on How to Buy & Wear Jewelry"
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On this page you'll find shopping tips on fashion costume jewelry - what jewelry to invest in and what styles to look for that complement your personal style.
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These guidelines are meant to help you get the most out of your fashion jewelry and select the pieces that flatter your face shape and body figure - helping you look your best!
What Fashion Costume Jewelry to Invest In?If you want to get the most out of your money you first need to secure jewelry in simple, versatile styles and colors that cover all-year-around occasions and major daily activities. The color should be neutral such as silver, gold along with clear, white, black and browns.
An example is the classic pearl necklace. They go with your outfit from day to evening, and are versatile enough to work with various fashion looks.
This is the minimum list, and it doesn't matter if you're a jewelry person or not. These will keep you covered on all those inevitable occasions that we all have to face throughout our lives, from wedding parties to your family gatherings.
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For example, if you have a simple crystal cocktail ring, add another one in one of your favorite colors. Or if you're a trendy fashionista who loves creating fashion statements, opt for those jumbo sized ones with a cute snake figure.
Gold or Silver Fashion Costume Jewelry?
Basically, gold and warm-hued colors look best on those with a golden/peachy skin tone, hair and eye colors.
Silvery metals flatter cool-tone women (with a bluish-pinkish undertone). Click here to take the Gold or Silver test.
Note: If you have a neutral coloring (eg. Jennifer Aniston), a "Soft" in the seasonal color analysis, you'll be able to pull off both cool and warm metals.
Colors worn above your waist will affect your appearance, good or bad. So I advise you to pick colors and nuances that make your face glow and that can really bring out the natural beauty on your eyes and hair color. Eg. Coral and warm turquoise flatter skin tones with a warm undertone. Learn how to find your best colors.
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Does It Complement Your Face Shape?
It's the same concept as dressing your body shape. We want to create good proportions on your face, to really make room for your best facial features.
We're all attracted to symmetry and a lean vertical line. In fact,
an Oval face shape is considered the most ideal face shape because it has great proportions that are neither too wide, short, long, angular, and etc. And it's easier to style with various jewelry styles and haircuts.
Learn more about selecting the best fashion jewelry styles for your face shape.
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Does It Complement Your Body Figure & Size?Believe it or not, but jewelry can have a huge impact on your body frame and scale.
With jewelry you can:
On the other hand, wearing the wrong jewelry can add non-flattering pounds to your frame; emphasize features you're not that proud of; make you look smaller or bigger, etc.
A good rule of thumb is this:
Enhance the parts you like with jewelry details or/and in light/bold colors.
And the parts you don't like? Don't place anything there. Or at least wear something simple that doesn't draw too
much attention to those areas. Learn more about the "Enhance & Minimize" trick in the body proportions-section.
Scale Baby, Scale!The dimension of any fashion costume jewelry (or any ornament worn on your body) should be in balance and in harmony with your body size and proportions.
A voluptuous, tall woman wearing a dainty necklace will look invisible on her frame and at the same time, make her look
bigger in comparison.
If you have big facial features, opt for larger-scaled jewelry. Smaller ones will make them look bigger.
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If you have small facial features, look for smaller-scaled jewelry. Larger ones will only make them smaller.
If you have average-sized features, choose medium scale - but you can also wear large or small, depending on your personal preference.
Scale of Face
If you have a large and/or wide face shape, you don't necessarily have to wear jewelry scaled to its face size, but rather work with the shape and length to slim and elongate your face.
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The same applies if you have a small and narrow face shape. But your focus is to add width with the right jewelry shapes and lengths. Learn more about how to style your face shape.
A large bust needs larger necklaces to avoid making it look bigger.
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However, if you're petite, opt for necklaces that cascade (multiple thin necklace strings) and are see-through.
Smaller busts look best with delicate necklaces.
Wrist & Hands
Select watches, rings and bracelets that are scaled to the size of your wrists and hands.
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However, if you have a thin wrist but want to sport an oversized watch look, then that's perfectly ok. But because of the fashion statement it gives out, go minimal on the rest of your outfit. Not necessarily less accessories, but less eye-catching details.
Full Neck (short and/or wide neck)
Avoid anything that create a horizontal line at your neck. Opt for faceted diamond studs instead of full and round button earrings. Stick to long necklaces to make your neck appear longer and leaner. The ideal length is as long as your face from your chin down.
Otherwise, select low'ish necklines to open up your chest.
Note: If the fashion costume jewelry guidelines contradict with the fashion advice for your body shape, try to look at your body figure as a whole.
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Time to Shop for the Latest Fashion Costume JewelryNow that you've gone through my fashion tips and shopping advice on fashion jewelry, it's time to shop!
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