TAKE YOUR TIME
What's the smartest way to find the best jewelry to show-off your bare skin in your barely-there evening wear ? Answer: Slowly. Don't wait until the last minute and wind-up throwing on the same gold Swiss watch, pearl necklace and diamond stud earrings you wear to work.
About a week before your big-time event, start going through your fine jewelry stash of earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Pull out all jewelry pieces that are sparkly, long and chunky items.
Then pull out the trendy unique stuff you've bought over the years, for example, feathered earrings and animal rings. Don't forget your costume jewelry, it can be just as striking as items by top jewelry designers.
Start testing the jewelry combinations you are comfortable wearing together. Then take everything off.
TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Don't stop there. Next start putting-on jewelry combinations you've never worn before but have seen other people wearing online, on TV, in magazines, at church, walking down the street and so on.
Long feathered earrings are making a big statement now. Maybe you can combine them with your big diamond studs. The South Asian, eclectic look is popular.
One large bracelet with an animal design like a jeweled snake can be attention grabbing. Big colored gemstones make the biggest fashion statement. Bold gold jewelry is always classy.
Don't have what you need? Start shopping at once online or go to the jewelry store.
MAKE SURE EVERYBODY CAN SEE YOUR JEWELRY
Look in the mirror and make sure you can see every jewelry piece from ACROSS THE ROOM. Then decide which rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces you are going to wear with the dress you'll barely be wearing.
Take your time and you'll find a rare look that's precious with your evening gown.