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Your evening party essentials

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Evening parties are the perfect excuse to look good and enjoy yourself. However, it is a cause of turmoil finding accessories that go with every outfit. Investing in a few basic accessories will ensure that you make heads turn whatever your dress. Mix and match these with your favorite dress or formal gown to create the perfect any-party ensemble.

Topping the list are diamond earrings. Every woman should have at least one pair, even if it is a simple pair of studs. If diamonds are beyond your budget, crystals and zirconium are also available in many varieties. They add sparkle and glamour to your look.

Another fashion item gaining popularity are necklaces in varying lengths. Wear them as a set with the same color scheme or contrasting colors all together. The cocktail ring is another attention grabber. Choose a large colorful center stone surrounded by rhinestones or other crystals.

Footwear is highly essential to make the perfect statement. To add a little glitz to your look, a pair of strappy sandals in silver is the perfect option. Silver works with just about any color. You can wear them with your little black dress, a sequined mini-dress or even a full-length formal gown. If silver is not your color, stick to the basic black.

Chunky handbags are out, clutches are in. It is best to go with a clutch that complements your sandals. Pick a small clutch in neutral colors like beige, off-white or brown so that it gels with any outfit.

Don't cover up your party dress with a coat. Instead, add a sheer wrap to provide a little warmth and still let the beauty of your outfit shine through.

Handy Hints:

• Pick basic colors when you choose accessories.

• Add sparkle to your evening look with diamonds.

• Wear a sheer wrap instead of a coat on cold evenings.

Source: Special to Classifieds