What Jewelry Do You Wear With the Little Black Cocktail Dress?

The little black cocktail dress provides a girl with many options when it comes to jewelry.

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Congratulations, you have the prefect "little black dress," a staple that should be in every woman's closet because of its versatility. Think of your black cocktail dress as your palette; you can dress it up, down or leave it as it is. When it comes to pairing it with jewelry, there are endless possibilities. A good rule to go by is to accessorize depending on the occasion.

Formal Occasion

If you are going to wear your little black dress to a formal occasion, such as an important and dressy work-related event, a ball gown or wedding, choose classic pieces to bring out your elegance. This is where you can show off your nicest jewelry pieces with authentic jewels. Select your jewelry pieces that for the most part, remain in your jewelry box waiting to unveil themselves for special occasions, such as your diamond earrings, your garnet cocktail ring, your grandmother's pearl necklace or your tennis bracelet. The little black dress paired with fine jewelry goes hand-in-hand and perfect for a black-tie look.

Night Out

For a night out on the town with your friends or beau, fashion jewelry can give an extra oomph to your cocktail dress. You can have some fun here and wear your trendy pieces. Show some flash and wear that tiered necklace, your feather earrings, that sexy cuff or those dramatic earrings. Have as much fun as you dare.

Alternative

For the fashion forward, or for those gals who are looking for an alternative look, the black cocktail dress also lends itself to nonconventional jewelry and accessories. Pick stand out, unique pieces such as an extraordinary vintage brooch, a tasteful jeweled clutch, a dramatic silk scarf or an elaborate headpiece. Just remember that when you have that loud piece, it's best to tone everything else down and keep any other jewelry additions to a minimum.

Minimalist

No matter what jewelry pieces you select, always remember that your sleek, black dress looks great alone. A well-fitting black cocktail dress with a nice silhouette is enough to make any woman look and feel her best. Emphasize your dress by pairing it with one or two dainty jewelry pieces that won't take away from the dress but will still add a nice touch for anyone who takes a closer look.

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