14 Game-Changing Accessories to Elevate a Basic Prom Dress

Pair them with an old standby or the new prom dress you just bought—you know, the one that's looking at you like it needs something (but what?)—either way, these accessories will make a ho-hum dress so much cooler. Plus, unlike that prom dress, you'll probably wear them again a lot, not just for some distant relative's black tie wedding, which makes it much easier to justify buying them. (Also, they're great.)

Plate Belt

It'll give a flowy gown a '70s glamour, "Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface" sort of look.

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