How To Accessorize a Black Dress

Ladies, we all know that we have at least one or two little black dresses in our closet which serve as backups. You tend to just wear what you're used to, and comfortable with, whenever you have a wedding, a night out on the town, a hot date, or even a funeral and just can't find the right outfit.

We all do it - but we don't want everyone to know that we're wearing the same thing to Susan's wedding that we wore to Mark's funeral last month.  The good news is, they don't have to know.  You can creatively accessorize a black dress and take it to the next level. The goal is to make it look like a new outfit each and every time. With a little creativity and a few helpful pointers, you'll be on your way to redefining your wardrobe.

The keys words are accessories, accessories and more accessories! Those being said, don't overdo it...less is always more. For a hot date or a night out on the town, pair your black dress with a pair of brightly colored heels, say in red or gold. Take it one step further by wearing gold earrings which will really make both accessories pop. The key with this look is to have fun and don't be afraid to experiment! Also, make sure your purse is small and understated. You certainly don't want people not knowing where to look because you have too much going on.

For a wedding, you clearly don't want to be as loud. Try adding a simple waist-hugging belt to give your dress flair while accentuating your waist. If this look isn't exactly your style, feel free to experiment with shawls. Not only are they classy, they also serve dual purposes: they can keep you warm during an autumn or early spring wedding without the inconvenience of a jacket. Make sure shoes and jewelry are classic and elegant. Always remember that the goal of the wedding is to showcase the bride; you never want to overshadow her!

If you have a funeral to attend, conservative is always key. Pair a cardigan or sweater with your dress and you have a polished, feminine look. Throw on some pearls and a handbag and you are set. This look can even transition into the office: matching different suit jackets with your black dress can certainly spice up your 9-5 wardrobe.

The little black dress is a woman's oldest friend in the world of fashion. As you can see, it can be worn everywhere from weddings to funerals. The trick knows how to make the black dress work for you.


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