You’re probably spending a bazillion hours hunting for the perfect dress — whether that means shopping marathons at the mall or nonstop pinning to your prom Pinterest board. But how much time are you devoting to shopping for prom accessories? [Insert cricket noises here.]
We get it. Prom accessories are typically an afterthought. But if you leave it to the last minute, you’ll have zero time to find that cute clutch or those dramatic earrings. Accessory procrastinators are stuck wearing basic black prom heels and borrowing their mom’s pearl necklace — totally passable ways to style your look, but lacking that extra oomph. The way we see it, any prom dress, no matter how phenomenal, could use some embellishment to make it yours.
Skip ahead to see all of the best prom accessories for 2013.
Another important reason to pile on the prom jewelry? If another girl is spotted wearing your same exact dress, your accessories will customize it for you — and you’ll be the undisputed winner of who wore it best, prom edition.
So, here’s a collection of our favorite bling; we’ve got prom jewelry, shoes, and clutches to take your outfit from pretty to absolutely stunning. Plus, with everything less than $100, adding on a bunch of extras doesn’t mean you’ve gotta go broke. We’ve got one sparkly bangle bracelet in our roundup that’s only $9!
Ready to take your dress to the next level? Keep clicking to see our favorite prom accessories of 2013.