What Accessories To Wear With A Black Dress ?

Accessorizing A Black Dress

To choose jewelry to a black dress is a real pleasure! On such a noble elegant background, most of the products and accessories look especially sophisticated and elegant.

  1. Use a miniature black clutch, black gloves for a little black dress.
  2. Use metal, pearls, crystals and other Traditional jewelry for classic black dress.
  3. Use elegant jewelry for day option.
  4. Use diamonds and jewelry with crystals that look luxurious for evening option. 

“Fashion passes, but style remains,” stated the unforgettable Coco Chanel

The secret of the popularity of a black dress is its versatility. This is an outfit that lives outside of time and fashion. This is a special charm! Special elegance. With a black dress you can appear in a restaurant and at a corporate event, it is quite appropriate to wear for any holiday, to visit, and even to the office work! Using different accessories with the same black dress, you can create a variety of images each time and always look stylishly emphasized.

Decorations are a continuation of your style and dress, they allow you to create original images that fit the very different environments. 

Little Black Dress

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It so happens that the black dress in the whole world is associated with the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel. It was she who introduced the fashion to the little black dress, claiming that it is feminine and extremely stylish. In 1926, Coco Chanel managed to completely reverse the idea of what should be the modern image of a stylish woman. This is a kind of code that literally obliges every woman of fashion to have in her wardrobe a little black dress. However, this is not enough, it is important to learn how to properly decorate this concise, but very bright outfit, creating an emphasized stylish look. Little black dress requires you to look your best!

A timeless classic -a little black dress of classic cut almost always fits perfectly on the figure of any warehouse, emphasizing all advantages and hiding disadvantages.

Of the accessories to the black dress necessarily need a miniature black clutch. Another elegant attribute of such a dress in the evening version is black satin or velvet gloves. If the dress is sleeveless, then gloves to the elbow or slightly above the elbow look very stylish. They visually lengthen the hand, adding to the image of aristocracy and noble chic. Material for gloves and clutch is selected taking into account the fabric of the dress.

Classic Option

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A classic black dress is always an average length. Maybe just below the knee. With a semicircular neckline, short sleeves, or three-quarter sleeves.

No drapery! This is a universal option that should look harmoniously both in the office and in the restaurant. A great example of a classic versatile black dress is a sheath dress. For an evening out, all you have to do is change your shoes into more elegant shoes and change decorations! 

Traditional materials and jewelry for a black classic dress are metal, pearls, and crystals.

A graceful pearl
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Accessorizing A Black Dress With Traditional Jewelry

A graceful pearl necklace that adds a unique charm along with the classic style is always appropriate to the restrained classic look. Choose a not very small pearl – it can get lost on the black background of the dress. Very large pearls help to create flirty and bright images. 

Massive monochrome decorations
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Always impressive with a black dress look are accessories like a moonstone as well as jewelry with Murano glass. Laconic black dress looks great with massive monochrome decorations. You can wear bracelets made of large beads. Black dress with turquoise – necklaces – beads, earrings, bracelets, rings – is brightly underlined. The form of jewelry is selected taking into account the oval of the face, shape and other parameters.

Fitted dress jewelry 
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With a fitted dress-case jewelry in black and white looks very stylish. The black dress of asymmetrical cut can be supplemented with a massive and bright necklace of silver and blue-black enamel. Extravagance adds are a wide belt, black clutch and high-heeled shoes.

Classic black dress 
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This is a great scope for your imagination! It is not forbidden to experiment in your own pleasure. Every time you will look different, but always extremely attractive!

The long black dress of an elegant classical cut is successfully combined with ornaments of emerald shades. This luxurious palette is suitable for all brunettes. Choose long earrings with green stones, as well as a ring with the same stone. But the blondes and redheads in this outfit look gorgeous with black decorations. 

Day Option

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During the day, the little black dress must be worn with a minimum of accessories and jewelry. For a strict dress with a laconic cut, select not very expensive, but certainly elegant jewelry.

When the black dress does not look very prim in the afternoon, wear with it shiny (but not evening) bijouterie, as well as flesh-colored tights and stilettos. The image will turn out, of course, strict, but at the same time very elegant.

For Formal Daytime events ,more details can be found on How To Accessorize A Black Dress For A Formal Event?

Lightweight jewelry 
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If the black dress is made of lightweight silk and weightless chiffon, select the most lightweight jewelry – thin chains, elegant bracelets and earrings. Flying flared dress will be decorated with light colored earrings and bracelets. 

Earrings and beads made from inexpensive natural stones, preferably matte shades, are ideal as daytime jewelry. To create a bright and memorable image, complement the black dress with corals of purple tones. Moreover, if you choose such a bright decoration, give up other jewelry. A large necklace during the day looks too catchy, so it is better to save it for the evening and get by with large, refined earrings or brooch. 

Unusual cut
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With a black dress of unusual cut, with embroidery, patterns on the fabric, with a characteristic texture of the material, wear very elegant jewelry in the form of thin chains, bracelets, and so on.

Do not forget about pendants! A small black dress with a triangular or asymmetrical neckline will decorate the original large pendant on a thin long chain of various metals. In addition, you can choose a bracelet or earrings of similar metal, the shape of which follows the shape of the pendant. 

Evening Option

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Evening version of a small black dress is, most often, a long dress or a dress above the knee. Restrained, but certainly a solemn dress made of velvet, satin, chiffon. Such dresses are decorated with exquisite deep cuts, neat drapery, elegant ruffles.

On an expressive black background, diamonds and jewelry with crystals, of course, look luxurious. It is, first of all, a classic evening necklace.

A short semicircular necklace, or a necklace that fits tightly against the neck, fits the U-cut. Their shape should visually follow the shape of the dress neckline. Such a necklace will emphasize a beautiful chest in a particularly effective way. 

For a V-neckline, select a short necklace with a pendant. The decoration as a whole should have the shape of the letter Y. A graceful suspension going down will make your look more refined. Again, beautiful breasts are emphasized. A multi-layered necklace is extremely suitable for a black dress with such a neckline. The perfect complement to the black V-neck dress is the square and triangular decoration. Incredibly beautiful look great earrings-rings. Another question is whether they suit your face shape? 

A strapless dress let you wear a necklace of any shape. Especially elegant look are round-shape ornaments, emphasizing the beauty of the neck.

A closed neck
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For a dress with a closed neck or collar “under the neck”, it is difficult to choose an ornament. Focus on the original large earrings and the same ring in the set. A complex necklace made from Swarovski crystals and many chains will look very interesting with a stand-up collar.

Almost any large costume jewelry is combined with a black evening dress. Ideal – bulk beads. Just do not forget that such decorations look beautiful only on a long elegant neck.

The classic evening version of jewelry
Women Off-The-Shoulder Bodycon Club Dress Vestidos Elegant Black Slash Neck Celebrity Runway Party Dress
Women Off-The-Shoulder Bodycon Club Dress Vestidos Elegant Black Slash Neck Celebrity Runway Party Dress
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Non Standard Jewelry Made From Natural Stones-Accessorizing A Black Dress

The classic evening version of jewelry – thin pearl threads. It all depends on the shape of the face, hair length, hair type, body features. Some are more to face the average length of beads, others are more suited to the threads of very different lengths. The color of the pearls is selected taking into account the color type of the exterior.

For a dress with an asymmetrical silhouette, choose fantasy decorations of unusual shape. It turns out some very attractive, mysterious appearance. Non-standard jewelry can be made from precious stones as well as from semi-precious natural stone. Silver and gold look great, pure and transparent rock crystal, chrysolite, mysterious moonstone, brilliant aquamarine, amethyst, garnet. Asymmetrical outfit harmoniously complement the decoration with flowers, curls and all sorts of floral motifs, as well as geometric ornaments. For an evening black dress in a luxurious style, the expensive shimmering costume jewelry is ideal. A black dress with a necklace of leather laces, elegantly twisted around the neck, will look very interesting and unusual.

As an additional accessory for an evening black dress, you can use stylish belts and belts with buckles made of shiny metals and colorful rhinestones. A wide suede belt or a luxurious silk belt-bow with a large decorative buckle will look very elegant.

Some More Recommendations:

  1. If you do not “dilute” a black dress with bright strokes in the form of stylish costume jewelry and accessories, then you risk to look like a school teacher. Even the smallest bright detail will help to avoid such an overly strict image.
  2. Choosing the style of a little black dress, be careful with “Victorian skirts”, corsets and draped bodices – in miniature versions such elements often sit poorly on the figure.
  3. Little black dress is not worn with leggings!
  4. If the dress has a complicated cut, it is not recommended to get carried away with accessories too much.
  5. You should not wear a black dress with a black jacket – charm is lost, the image becomes dull. Also, do not get carried away with complicated hairstyles and too bright makeup – black color requires conciseness and respectability of the image.

Do not forget that the abundance of jewelry does not always give your image elegance and seductiveness! But restraint in choosing bracelets, pendants, brooches and other jewelry will just emphasize your refined taste. With a black dress there is no need to wear rings on each finger and bracelets to the elbow. If you chose beads, then the brooch will already be superfluous!

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    8 thoughts on “What Accessories To Wear With A Black Dress ?

    1. Aly

      The little black dress (LBD) is the best wardrobe staple in that it can styled up or down to fit almost any occasion. The classic color is elegant and flattering for all sizes and complexions. I enjoy accessorizing the black dress with one single pop of color — either a handbag, scarf, or belt. After I’ve chosen the pop of color I most often choose metal jewelry in either gold or silver for an easy, timeless look!

      1. Marena

        Aly! The basic dress in black is a classic that has not gone out of fashion for many years and a thing that is perfect for any event, whether it’s an evening walk, a business meeting or shopping day with friends. Such clothes will help create the image of a real, sophisticated lady and is in demand in any format! Thank You!

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