With so many options out there, it may be overwhelming finding the right necklace to use for an especial occasion. Here is a list of questions that you answer use to choose the perfect necklace:

1. Does your dress have a printed pattern?

Generally, if your dress has a print you may want to go for a necklace with solid colors. You can choose a necklace with multiple colors as long as it does not have any eye-catching patterns.

2. Is your dress’ color neutral?

Usually, neutral colors like white, black or beige are compatible with a variety of necklace styles and colors. In this case, you may want to choose a necklace with colors not too saturated such as olive green, brown, burgundy, black, and white. If your dress has bright colors, you can play with other tones such as pink, yellow, blue, and red; just make sure you answer the following question when dealing with these colors.

3.  How complex is the design of your dress?

This is where things start getting interesting. If you are planning to use a dress with multiple layers, eye-catching patterns, and vibrant colors, you want to find a necklace that is equally or less “complex” as your dress is. Obviously, this is very subjective, but generally your jewelry should complement your look. If the combination of your clothing and accessories is too vibrant, your look will seem overly complicated and overloaded. In contrast, a simple dress will give you the freedom to choose a necklace as simple or complex as you want.

Choosing the right accessories is an art, so it may take you a few tries before you find your perfect look. Have fun!