The decorations were of somewhat gaudy stucco.
The jewelry should neither overpower the dress by being too large and gaudy, neither should it be so understated that the jewelry gets lost in the finished ensemble.
While some of the colors and styles of dress may seem gaudy when seen up close, the fact is they are not meant to be seen except at a distance - often over twenty-five feet away.
To keep them from looking boring, the boots have just enough detailing to make them interesting, but not so much that they look gaudy or out of place with patterned outfits.
When it comes to buckles, you generally want to avoid anything too big or flashy, as you run the risk of looking gaudy, unless you're going for a real cowboy look.