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emeralddancer
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« on: April 13, 2009, 12:35:43 AM »

Ok so what jewelry would be elegant for standard?

I really dislike those appliqué big looking necklaces. Primarily because I have such a short neck.

So ........ ideas?

Also with regards to earrings ... I know pierced. But do they have to be so big and gaudy?
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 12:54:25 AM »

Ok so what jewelry would be elegant for standard?

I really dislike those appliqué big looking necklaces. Primarily because I have such a short neck.

So ........ ideas?

Also with regards to earrings ... I know pierced. But do they have to be so big and gaudy?

I think, you can wear anything you like.

Do however remember, that you will be seen at a distance and not close-up. So what you think looks good in the mirror in the bathroom or the hotel room will be watched from a much greater distance then that.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 12:15:40 PM »

Sweetie, don't worry about a necklace yet, until you try on the dress, as it has a built in necklace.  Big, big, big, but classy earrings for Standard.  Look at Stefanie Somers' collection; she has some beautiful stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 02:54:21 PM »

Pics are in the mail, emerald, but I don't know that they will be clear enough for malakawa to see.  I am hoping to free my dress soon.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 04:30:35 PM »

Pics are in the mail, emerald, but I don't know that they will be clear enough for malakawa to see.  I am hoping to free my dress soon.

send it also to my e-mail.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 04:52:16 PM »

I only got paper copies of pictures other people took.  However, there are a few pics (very bad ones) from Alliance photography from last years. Cincinnati comp, which I could e-mail you, if you have an address I can use.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 05:02:23 PM »

I only got paper copies of pictures other people took.  However, there are a few pics (very bad ones) from Alliance photography from last years. Cincinnati comp, which I could e-mail you, if you have an address I can use.

I can scan in what you send to me and then forward to Masha!  Plus I'll head on over to alliances site and search you and the dres out. LOL
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 06:01:09 PM »

They are terrible pics.  I look huge.  But, the dress looks beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 08:30:16 PM »

I only got paper copies of pictures other people took.  However, there are a few pics (very bad ones) from Alliance photography from last years. Cincinnati comp, which I could e-mail you, if you have an address I can use.

click on my profile. there you have my e-mail.
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 08:38:48 PM »

i Bought some bling for my first comp and it has damaged my dress, I am not sure how obvious it was on the floor I had danggly earings but in the photos I can't see it, I think that is why most of them wear big!

I believe you need to pick jewerly that suits you and if you have a short neck then you have to pick perhaps more long  or perhaps a link chocker?




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Ok so what jewelry would be elegant for standard?

I really dislike those appliqué big looking necklaces. Primarily because I have such a short neck.

So ........ ideas?

Also with regards to earrings ... I know pierced. But do they have to be so big and gaudy?
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 10:00:25 PM »

I usually wear whatever necklace came with the dress, usually made of matching fabric with same color rhinestones. As far as earrings, small stud earrings for standard and loop earrings for latin is the norm. I saw some girls wear large loop earrings for standard, just doesn't look right. If the dress isn't low cut, or dress already high neck, necklace not necessary.
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 10:16:29 PM »

lovely to see you here SD - talk later OK
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 10:30:10 PM »

Welcome SD


We always value your input :-)

I usually wear whatever necklace came with the dress, usually made of matching fabric with same color rhinestones. As far as earrings, small stud earrings for standard and loop earrings for latin is the norm. I saw some girls wear large loop earrings for standard, just doesn't look right. If the dress isn't low cut, or dress already high neck, necklace not necessary.
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 03:56:50 PM »

I think, you can wear anything you like.

Do however remember, that you will be seen at a distance and not close-up. So what you think looks good in the mirror in the bathroom or the hotel room will be watched from a much greater distance then that.

Dora-Satya Veda

In theater, this is called the "30-foot rule," and I think it applies perfectly to ballroom competitions too.  Basically, you have to look at (or think about) whatever makeup/hair/jewelry/costuming/etc. you're wearing from 30 feet away, where the judges/audience will be seeing it, to realistically evaluate whether it's appropriate or not.  Is it big enough to be seen from 30 feet away?  Is it bold enough?  Strong enough?

Or, on the flip side, if there's an imperfection somewhere, can it even be detected from that far away?  If a stone is missing from the dress, for instance, or if your hair isn't as perfectly slicked down as you'd like it if you were being photographed close-up, is it noticeable from a distance or is it okay to let it slide?

You have to suspend your judgment of what's tacky, gaudy, oversized, etc. a bit when you're dealing with performancewear, LOL...
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 09:30:48 PM »

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Thank you this sounds very sensible advice, I struggle to judge how much is enough.

Dora-Satya Veda

In theater, this is called the "30-foot rule," and I think it applies perfectly to ballroom competitions too.  Basically, you have to look at (or think about) whatever makeup/hair/jewelry/costuming/etc. you're wearing from 30 feet away, where the judges/audience will be seeing it, to realistically evaluate whether it's appropriate or not.  Is it big enough to be seen from 30 feet away?  Is it bold enough?  Strong enough?

Or, on the flip side, if there's an imperfection somewhere, can it even be detected from that far away?  If a stone is missing from the dress, for instance, or if your hair isn't as perfectly slicked down as you'd like it if you were being photographed close-up, is it noticeable from a distance or is it okay to let it slide?

You have to suspend your judgment of what's tacky, gaudy, oversized, etc. a bit when you're dealing with performancewear, LOL...
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