Tell me if this isn’t familiar: You’ve found the PERFECT black lace dress, but now you’ve got to figure out what goes with it. This can be a dilemma, especially if you are going to a special event, like a wedding or prom. Follow along as we look at different ways to accessorize black evening dresses worn for all occasions.
Tip One: Choose Bright Accessories
Pops of neon color are hot right now, and can transform a demure look into something fit for a fun girl on the go. Short black cocktail dresses will look charming with a cinched waist, circled by a traffic light green belt. If you are feeling very adventurous, add a purse and shoes in complementary bright shades, or choose a sleek black heel for a more elegant feel. Finish the look of with bright red lipstick for the perfect 80′s music video look.
Tip Two: Go for the Gold! (or Silver, or Bronze…)
Metallic accessories, such as a satin clutch or jeweled sandals, are a simple and chic way to lend polish to black evening dresses. If you do choose to wear metallics, keep in mind that the look will work best if they are all in the same color. Silver, since it reflects the most light, is the way to catch people’s eyes, while gold and bronze will create a gentle glow. Consider a neutral makeup palette to avoid looking overdone.
Tip Three: Gothic Lolita
Gothic Lolita dresses are the ideal way to explore your wild side without breaking the bank. Add black lace gloves, lace hose and Victorian style granny boots to complete a Harajuku inspired look. If you want something that doesn’t quite feel like a costume, simple black accessories will make a lovely accent to the outfit, putting all the attention on your beauty. Try fuchsia lips to mix up things a little bit.
Tip Four: Black Tie Weddings
For modern brides, the sky is the limit when it comes to colors, and many are now choosing black wedding dresses.Elegant and simple, adding vibrant touches will create a stunning image as you walk down the aisle. A black lace dress with a red satin sash would be a unique option for ceremonies that take place in the wintertime.
Tip Five: Little Maids All in a Row
Perhaps you have been dreaming about wearing that white wedding gown your entire life. You can still have an elegant wedding party by placing your attendants in black bridesmaid dresses. Have them accessorize with white purses and strands of pearls for a clean look, or bring in some color with candy colored hair bands and shoes.
Tip Six: Make it Office Ready
Not every black lace dress will be able to transition to office wear, but a sensibly cut shift that comes to the knee can be worn with a cardigan and tights. Pair with a charming pair of flats and you’ll be ready to face the day! This style needs more casual jewelry and handbags, to prevent it from looking like you’re playing dress up.