So you’re going to your 2023 Homecoming dance! How are you going to choose your homecoming jewelry? Does it matter what kind of dress you’re wearing? What about the latest jewelry trends? There are so many questions to consider. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
Below are three tips for choosing your homecoming jewelry for Homecoming 2023.
A Quick Homecoming History
Every September and October, high schools and colleges around the United States (and Canada) celebrate Homecoming. This annual celebration started as a tradition of welcoming back alumni to the school and dates back to the 19th century. It generally centers around a football game, and often includes a parade, and, of course, the Homecoming dance, which is kind of like a fall Prom, though generally a little less formal than Prom.
How to Choose Your Homecoming Jewelry
Unlike Prom, Homecoming is usually a little less formal. That means your accessories can be a little less formal, as well, and that you can have a lot of fun when deciding how you want to accessorize. There are a few things you’ll want to consider, however: (1) the style and color of your dress; (2) the metal finish of jewelry you prefer; and (3) the fall 2023 jewelry trends.
The Style and Color of Your Dress
When choosing your homecoming jewelry for the style of your dress, one of your biggest considerations should be the neckline: is it a halter? Round? V? Sweetheart? Your dress’ neckline will affect the type of necklace you choose.
Take a halter dress, for example. Because halter dresses have a high neckline, you want to wear a simple chain that sits high on your neck or a pendant necklace. Our 17” Flat Ball Chain Necklace, Twisted Chain (in a Gold or Silver finish), or even our Paperclip Chain Necklace (in Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold finishes) are all excellent options.
A pendant necklace is also a great option as it hangs low and creates a beautiful statement. The Forged Statement Necklace can hang 20” low and has a great look for fall with enough sheen for a semi-formal dance; you can also choose a snap accent for the centerpiece of the necklace that will complement your dress, giving you a personalized Homecoming look.
For dresses with V- or sweetheart-necklines, you have several options. You can wear a choker necklace like the 17” Flat Ball Chain. Depending on how deep the V is, you may also opt to wear a necklace that hangs lower, like the Classic Original Waterfall Necklace.
Dresses that have a round neckline require necklaces that have a round shape. Don’t choose any necklaces that have a V-shape or pointed pendant. Your necklace should shadow your neckline. Many of the layering necklaces mentioned above would work beautifully with a round neckline.
Depending on the color of your dress, you can easily customize the color of your accessories by choosing interchangeable snap accents in the color you want: mix and match to create your ideal Homecoming look! Shop by color, or take a look at our collection of fall Dots, perfect for an autumn-time dance.
The Metal Finish of Jewelry You Prefer
You may have a finish of jewelry you already prefer: silver, gold, or even rose gold. Or maybe you prefer to mix your metals, which is totally on-trend for 2023!
To create a customized Homecoming look, choose your Foundations in the metal finish you want, then find the interchangeable snap Dot in the color you want, and you’re ready to go!
If you’re not sure which finish of jewelry looks best with your skin tone—or even what skin tone you have—take a look at our post about choosing colors and jewelry that are the most flattering for your skin tone.
The Fall 2023 Jewelry Trends
If you want to stay on trend with your Homecoming jewelry, then it’s important to know what the fall 2023 jewelry trends are!
- Mixed Metals: As we mentioned above, mixing your metals is a big fall trend! So whether you love silver or you love gold, have some fun and mix them together. This goes for necklaces, bracelets, and rings.
- Layering: You don’t have to pick out just one necklace or one bracelet or one ring. Layering is a huge trend right now! Find two or three of your favorite necklaces that work with your dress, and layer them up! Pick out a few delicate bracelets, and wear all of them.
- Pearls: Pearls are huge right now! You can’t go wrong with these modern pearls that are mixed with modern elements like silver, crystals, and pops of color.
- Crystals & Gemstones: Go ahead and add in some crystals and natural stones to your jewelry. We’ve got a huge selection to choose from!
Homecoming and the memories you make should be one of the greatest times of your life! Don’t let how to choose your homecoming jewelry mar that experience. Interchangeable jewelry makes it easy to create your perfect customized look.
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