The 20 Best Stand-Out Prom Accessories
May 09, 2011 - by Amanda Gabriele
Prom is right around the corner, and everyone is running around in a tizzy looking for the perfect dress. And what's more, after finding the ultimate gown, you need the perfect pieces to accessorize with. Check out our guide to the 20 best prom accessories so you can choose the bag, shoes, jewelry and hair piece right for you. Forget cheap rhinestones, dye-able shoes and tiaras - these are the pieces you want for prom 2011.
Jewelry - These accessories sparkle and shine without tacky rhinestones or matching set disasters. If you're looking to stand out with bold statement pieces, look no further than our top five.
Clockwise from top left: Trina Turk Nugget Earrings $70, maxandchloe.com
Robindira Unsworth Juicy Bangles $450, robindira.com
Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise Beaded Octopus Ring $165, macys.com
Lagos Caviar Ring $375, nordstrom.com
DANNIJO Florence Necklace $545, dannijo.com
Shoes - Get your head out of the prom salon and into something that will make a statement. If you chose a dress based on elegance, minimalism and fit, an architecturally divine shoe will be a perfect pairing for your frock.
Clockwise from top left: Chinese Laundry Hot Island in Red Suede $200, chineselaundry.com
House of Harlow 1960 Pearl Pumps $169, bloomingdales.com
United Nude Frame Shoe $545, solestruck.com
Bebe Gold Brice Pump $144, heels.com
Rock & Republic Loretta Chain Platform $295, zappos.com
Bags - Why settle for a plain, boring bag when you can turn up the volume and the bling? These bags won't be tossed to the side after prom night is over because they're too cool not to carry again.
Clockwise from top left: Whiting & Davis Art Nouveau Wristlet $145, endless.com
Chloé Elsie Crystal-Embellished Leather Clutch $1,835, mytheresa.com
SANG A Plush Clutch $1,740, kirnazabete.com
Paco Rabanne "Le 69" Bag $1,152, colette.fr
Botkier Night-Out Crossbody Clutch $137, couture.zappos.com
Hair - You don't need to be queen to flaunt a regal hairdo at prom. Feathers, crystals and flowers add a fun touch to a sleek hairdo. Ditch the curls and braids for one of our five favorites above.
Clockwise from top left: Jacques Vert Dusty Blue Royal Affair Fascinator $129, houseoffraser.co.uk
Eugenia Kim Claudia Feather-Embellished Headband $125, net-a-porter
Topshop Large Lime Orchid Clip $25, us.topshop.com
1928 Winging It Filigree Vintage Hair Barrette $14, 1928.com
Colette Malouf Crystal And Pearl Flower Wire Comb $96, boutique1.com
How do you plan on accessorizing for prom 2011?