How Do You Accessorize a Strapless Dress?

The strapless dress is a summer staple. Formal, casual, or somewhere in between, this style makes a great choice for all kinds of warm-weather events.

What’s the best way to accessorize your favorite strapless dress? Plenty of styles look great, so what you choose will depend on your own preferences. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Accessorize Your Arms

Bracelets and bangles are a simple, versatile way to accent a strapless dress. Wear several thin bangles, an elegant chain or string of pearls, or a chunky cuff, depending on the look you’re going for. You can opt for color, particularly if your dress is neutral, or something more subtle like diamonds or plain metal. Of course, you can always pair bracelets with other pieces, such as necklaces or earrings. However, in some cases you may find that a tasteful bracelet or two is all your dress needs.

Feature a Necklace

There are some stunning statement necklaces available today. A strapless dress is the perfect excuse to showcase one. After all, there are no collars, straps, or sleeves to compete with it! Look for chunky stones, elaborate metalwork, multiple layers, unique shapes, and intriguing embellishments to take your outfit to the next level. People often think statement necklaces only work with plain dresses, but that’s not always the case. Just make sure your statement necklace doesn’t clash with your bold strapless gown and you won’t have anything to worry about.

Dress Up Your Ears

A statement necklace may not be your style, or you may have trouble finding the perfect piece for your dress. In that case, another option is to dress up your ears with a fun pair of earrings instead. Long, dangly styles look particularly nice with strapless dresses. If you’ll be wearing your hair in an updo, chandelier earrings will fill the space between your hair and your shoulders nicely. As a bonus, you won’t have to worry about intricate earrings getting caught in your hair. The caveat with earrings is to make sure they work well with your makeup. Since they’re so close together, these two aspects of your look should work in harmony.

Stick with Simple

The three options above are fairly bold. There’s no reason you have to go that route, though. Maybe you prefer an understated look, or maybe your dress makes a strong statement all by itself. If that’s the case, opt for simple. Pick pearls or a pendant necklace with matching studs, for instance. Silver, gold, and a small precious stone or two can go a long way in the right outfit.

What will work with your favorite summer strapless? We at Midtown Jewelers would be glad to help you decide. Peruse our designers or stop by our store today!

Our 2 Favorite Summer Jewelry Styles

With the weather warming up and the sun shining down, we’re itching to break out our favorite summer jewelry styles. Two we’re especially looking forward to this year are color and movement.


Nothing says “summer” like a burst of color. The natural world is full of vibrant hues at this time of year. It’s no wonder we want to get in on the action. This season, two different approaches to colorful jewelry are shaping up.

First, there’s the pastel look. It’s both sophisticated and delicate. Light and breezy shades like sky blue, mint green, creamy yellow, and blushing pink are showing up in summer lines across the board. That means we’re seeing gemstones like blue topaz, pink and yellow sapphire, peridot, citrine, and aquamarine in beautiful settings. The more subtle gems like pearl, quartz, and moonstone are also a great choice for a pastel summer. Because they aren’t as bright, they are more versatile and work with just about any complexion.

The other option is to go bold. Think exotic Indian motifs, African themes, and Asian patterns. Such pieces often feature vibrant colors to complement the stronger patterns. They also tend to be on the larger side. For an even stronger statement, consider wearing these in multiples.

There are plenty of reasons why colorful jewelry is perfect for summer. For one, it goes well with just about any style of clothing. Whether you prefer neutrals and pastels or bright, bold hues, you’ll be able to find colorful jewelry to accent your look. You also don’t have to wear as many pieces to make an impact when you opt for color. That’s good news when the thermometer starts creeping up. Plus, colors can really show off your tan!


Think of your favorite swingy summer dress. We’re seeing that same sense of easy movement in the season’s jewelry. It fits in perfectly with that playful, laid-back vibe we all love about our hottest season. The loose-fitting nature of many such pieces also makes them easy to wear in the heat.

What does movement look like in accessory form? Long, simple pendant necklaces that swing as you walk. Dangling earrings that brush your shoulders as you turn your head. Geometric bracelet links that slide together as you raise your arm. This season’s picks are often studded with gemstones or beads. They also favor classic motifs and soft, rounded shapes.

Does your accessory collection need some summery additions? Stop by Midtown Jewelers today. We’d love to help you pick out something perfect.

Designer Spotlight: Jorge Revilla

Do you favor sterling silver? Is organic and modern your style? Then we think you’ll love the work of designer Jorge Revilla. Together with his sister Gloria, he creates beautiful, unique jewelry with the modern woman in mind. His aim is to express the beauty of natural stones in silver settings. This passion fuels his work and leads to pieces that delight women around the world.

A Passion for Natural Stones

Jorge Revilla hails from Burgos, Spain. It’s a place renowned for its long tradition of fine sterling silver craftsmanship. That’s where Revilla began his fashion and design studies. He continued them in London. These experiences gave Revilla a passion for travel and world cultures. Of particular interest to him were the natural stones found in each country. In 1993, this fascination blossomed. Revilla decided to choose the most beautiful stones to represent each country. He then sold them in Spain. Three years later, he and his sister, also a designer, founded the Jorge Revilla Company.

Everyday Inspiration

The inspiration for Jorge Revilla’s work comes from all kinds of sources. Sometimes he designs a piece to showcase the beauty of a natural stone. Other times he starts with a shape and picks stones to enhance it. He is always creating. That’s because for him, his silver designs are a way of expressing himself. Changing seasons and shifting rhythms might inspire a piece. Anything from an event, a place, or a person to a fleeting moment or a sip of wine can prompt him to make something new. The many cultures that blend in his native Spain influence his work, too. No matter the inspiration, though, Jorge Revilla designs for the modern woman and her needs.

Signature Style

To Jorge Revilla, silver is the ultimate material for bringing his visions to life. He gets his stones directly from their place of origin. He picks each one for its superior qualities. Then he brings metal and stone together. His designs are at once sophisticated, sensual, and warm. He blends patterns and textures with the natural smoothness of his materials. He chooses shapes that reflect the world around him. The arrival of Jorge Revilla’s lines in the United States has sparked excitement across the country.

The Ultimate in Sterling Silver Collection

The latest collection from Jorge Revilla is called The Ultimate in Sterling Silver. Of course, it features the silver and natural stones that he’s known for. However, this new line also features pieces that use other metals. These include rose gold, yellow gold, and ruthenium.

If you’re excited to see what Jorge Revilla’s designs are all about, stop by Midtown Jewelers today. We would be happy to show you!