What Jewelry Do You Wear With Black Lace?

Sarah Jessica Parker wears an eye-catching necklace with her lacy dress to the Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Gala.

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If your favorite little black dress -- or later evening wear -- is embellished with beautiful black lace, make the sensuality of the garment stand out by complementing it with eye-catching jewelry. You want all eyes on you, right? Adding some bling is the way to go. From diamonds to a gold chain, you'll sparkle all evening.

A Simple Touch

For a memorable black-tie affair think simple and elegant. A single teardrop-shaped white diamond on a princess-length chain rests on your collar bone, adding sparkle to a plunging neckline or a more modest crew neckline. If your jewelry collection allows, amp up the black lace by choosing a dark chocolate-hued champagne diamond or the undeniably feminine pink champagne diamond. You can never go wrong with diamonds and lace.

Bold and Playful

If you're headed out for a New Year's Eve celebration in a funky lace-laden black party dress, go bold and playful with your jewelry choice. Keep your jewelry inexpensive and opt for a colorful plastic beaded necklace and bracelet set. Get extra mileage out of your favorite fire-engine red pumps by going with the popular red-and-black color combo. If you're headed out as a single gal, choosing large, chunky necklaces with faux rhinestones or detailed beadwork brings attention back to your smile -- and gets you ready for a possible midnight smooch.

Timeless Appeal

You can never go wrong with the smooth surface of pearls against beautifully crafted lace. Whether you have white, ivory or a dark string of Tahitian pearls, they all coordinate with black lace. Choose an elegant choker length or go bold with a double-looped rope-style string of pearls. Both styles add beauty in a social -- or private -- situation. Pair the necklace up with a simple set of pearl earrings and a clutch in a coordinating color for timeless appeal.

Silver and Gold

Keep your jewelry simple when slipping on a black-lace corset top or black lace nightie. Add a splash of gold or silver to your skin. Small gold ball earrings, plain silver hoops or a narrow herringbone chain is just enough to finish off your sexy outfit. Remember, you're wearing a corset-style top for reason -- attention. In this case, don't draw too much attention away from what hides beneath the lace by wearing flashy jewels.

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