Alright, so you’ve said yes to your dress. What’s next? Well, it’s time to accessorize, of course! Though they may be small in size, your choice of accessories will play a big role in your prom ensemble as a whole.

Depending on the decade and style of your dress, you’ll want to choose different accessories that best compliment your dress’s “personality,” so to speak. Classic dresses call for classic accessories and fun, more “out there” dresses (or jumpsuits!) call for more daring accessories.

In keeping with my last post, we’ll begin with a few ideas for classic accessories to pair with more traditionally formal looking dresses!


Simple pearls, light-catching rhinestones, and ivory lace – all the perfect pairings for a timeless prom ensemble!

  1. 1960s graduated pearl necklace, $12
    1960s pearl cluster earrings, $9
  2. 1960s rhinestone cluster earrings, $14
    1960s dangling rhinestone earrings, $9
    1950s rhinestone shoe clips, $12
  3. 1950s navy blue beaded evening clutch, $33
    1920s look ivory beaded evening clutch, $16
  4. 1960s ivory gloves (with original tags), $14
  5. 1960s ivory lace Stuart Weitzman heels, 6.5, $28

Now onto some funkier, more daring accessories to complement a more funky, daring prom outfit!

Unique jewelry, interesting bag shapes, and pops of color – so many great ideas to take your already amazing look to the next level!

  1. 1970s cut gem + pearl cluster necklace, $16
    1960s black + gold simple cut gem necklace, $14
    1960s cut gem cluster earrings, $9
  2. 1970s brushed gold tassel earrings, $9
    1980s gold mesh bracelet with magnetic closure, $12
    1960s gold rosette kitten heel slippers, 6, $18
  3. 1980s jeweled metal pill purse with long chain strap, $23
    1950s designer grey lucite boat purse, $349
  4. 1960s mint green lace gloves, $16
  5. 1960s bright silver Neiman Marcus block heels with rhinestone buckle detail, 7.5, $28

And there ya have it, my picks for prom accessories! Of course these are just a few of many pieces we have here at Vintage Tex, so set aside some time to come down to Main Street and take a look at all of our fun accessories – you just might find the necklace, earrings, or evening bag of your dreams!