Milly Designer Weighs In On Accessories & Embellishments

Jun. 15 2009, Published 9:32 a.m. ET

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Along with the metallic trend, print and embellished numbers with sequin, stones, mirrors and more are hitting red carpets and department stores alike.  The question is: How do you accessorize an embellished frock?

Milly dresses, known for fab prints and  beading, have become a spring and summer staple for celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and numerous socialites.

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Michelle Smith, the design genius behind the flirty collection, spoke with and weighed-in on how to wear embellishment the right way.

"If embellishment is at the neckline, a chunky necklace or long dangling earrings are unnecessary, especially if the jewelry grazes the garment’s beading.  The beauty of embellished or patterned designs is that they do not need to be heavily accessorized."

The point--never look like you're trying too hard.

Michelle says these looks "should stand on their own as a focal point. Keep shoes, jackets and other pieces simple."

Look to glamorous star style like Cameron Diaz, not teen-beat queens like the overly-accessorized Miley Cyrus' of the world!

Having worked for Hermes and interned at Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Couture, Michelle brought her "appreciation for chic designs and luxe fabrications to the States."

She tells us that she designs "for real women who want to dress in a way that is smart, sexy, and glamorous."

Simple Style Rhyme: When wearing embellishments and prints, take the designer's hints. Leave the statement to the dress or you'll be an overly fashioned mess!

(Photo: WENN)


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