How to Accessorize Your Traditional Thai Dress

The vibrant colors and intricate details of a traditional Thai dress are enough to turn heads on their own. But to truly elevate your look and capture the essence of Thai culture, accessorizing is key. Here's our guide to help you accessorize your Thai dress.


Opt for a statement piece like a bold gold or silver pendant, or a delicate choker for a more subtle touch. Pieces adorned with gemstones like rubies or emeralds add a regal flair.


Balance the necklace with your earrings. Choose long danglers to compliment a simple neckline, or studs to flatter the bolder necklaces. Gold or silver earrings are a timeless choice, but consider colorful gemstones to match your dress or add a pop of color.


Choose gold or silver bands that complement the dress without overwhelming the look. You can also choose pieces with gemstones or designs that match the rest of your jewelry. Try to keep these simple and elegant.



Traditional Thai belts come in a variety of styles and colors to suit any taste, however, a well-chosen belt will cinch your waist and accentuate your figure. Choose a small belt for a minimalistic touch or draw attention to your waistline with a statement belt featuring a large bold buckle.
Body Chains
The beauty of the body chain lies in its ability to complement the Thai dress. The shimmer of the metal against the rich fabrics of a vibrant dress will captivate viewers. Choose one that creates this interplay of texture and light. 


Hair Ornaments
Pins or combs adorned with pearls and gemstones add an elegant finishing touch. You can even adorn your hair with flowers! Fresh jasmine flowers or orchids woven into a braid or pinned to an updo add a touch of femininity.


Headpieces or Crowns
For a truly special occasion, consider a jeweled headband or a traditional Thai crown for a regal appearance.


Traditional Thai clothing is often paired with sandals or heels. Nice sandals are a casual and common choice but for a more formal event, consider kitten heels or wedges that complement the dress without sacrificing comfort. Closed-toe shoes inherently convey a sense of formality. The added coverage provides a more professional and polished aesthetic, making them perfect for dressy occasions.

Pro Tips for Accessorizing

Balance is Key: Avoid overwhelming your outfit with too many accessories. Let your dress be the main focus and use your accessories to complement it.
Color Harmony: Ensure your jewelry uses the same metal (gold or silver) to create a cohesive look. Choose jewelry and belts that match the colors in your dress or create a complementary color scheme.
Consider the Occasion: Dress up your accessories for special events and keep it simpler for casual gatherings.
Comfort Matters: Choose accessories you feel comfortable wearing throughout the event.
Express Yourself: While these tips offer a great starting point, don't be afraid to add your personal touch!  You can incorporate family heirlooms or pieces that reflect your style. Experiment with different combinations and find what makes you feel confident and beautiful.
Bonus Tip: Many traditional Thai clothing stores offer accessory sets specifically designed to complement their dresses. Consider purchasing a set for a guaranteed harmonious look. You can shop our accessories here.
By following these tips and embracing your personal style, you can elevate your traditional Thai dress and create a look that's both elegant and authentically you. So, get creative, have fun, and let your Thai side shine!