Tips for Accessorizing Black Dresses for Work and Fun

The little black dress has been a closet staple for decades, it’s easy to wear, and looks good on all shapes and sizes. However, without the right accessories it can appear a little boring. Fortunately, it’s easy to elevate little black dresses from simple, to extra special with accessories.


Wearing a black dress doesn’t mean that one has to wear black from head to toe. In fact, in most cases, one shouldn’t wear head to toe black. Add a pop of color by using a pretty scarf or a brightly colored jacket worn over the dress. Skip colors such as gray, or white, instead go for something that will stand out. Yellow, or pink both grab attention and are suitable for work, or a night out with friends. Shoes are another way to add color. Opt for shoes in red, yellow, pink or any color that will stand out.


If you’re not comfortable wearing a brightly colored shoe with your dress, consider a metallic shoe, or a glittery black shoe. Both will add some pizazz to your look and will help to break up the solid black. Stilettos, pumps, and strappy sandals, and even flats, all look wonderful with this dress.


Silver and white gold both look stunning against a black dress. Pearls, and other gemstones all work this this color dress, as well. Keep jewelry simple for work, a pair of studs, a dainty necklace, and bracelet are lovely. For a night out, pair a statement necklace, along with some drop earrings, and a cuff bracelet, or bangles, for a fabulous look.


A thin belt looks wonderful with this dress. It breaks up the black and adds interest. The belt also accentuates the wearer’s waist.

When it comes time to accessorize, don’t be afraid of color, use it in a scarf, jacket, or the shoes. Wear pretty jewelry in jewel tones, silver, or white gold. A belt can add a lot of impact when it’s worn with a solid color dress. Keep the above tips in mind to help make the little black dress even more fabulous than it already is.