What Accessories Go With a Black Dress – Gorgeous Outfit Ideas

what accessories go with a black dress

Do you wonder, how you can look perfect in your black dress? Let me share some elegant, impressive ideas about what accessories go with a black dress so that you can achieve your goal to look always perfect in a black dress.

When someone mentions a black dress, I always remember a little black dress. If you don’t know, it was a famous fashion designer Coco Chanel, who claimed this dress as a stylish, elegant piece of wardrobe, that every woman should have. It was in 1926 but the little black dress hasn’t lost popularity till now.

Sometimes, when you have so many choices, it’s not hard to pick the right accessory for the black dress. But if you don’t, let me share some of them with you, right away. This way you can only grab the ones that you really need, and stop spending the extra money to buy unnecessary things.

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How do you accessorize a black dress?

Start with a handbag or a clutch

I think, there is not anything more needed than the pretty handbag. Because it is the most noticeable piece of your whole look, as an accessory. Then goes jewelry, hair accessories and etc. So, choosing the perfect handbag/clutch for your black dress can solve the most important part of your problem.

Now, let’s talk about the colors. Black is a color that can ultimately be paired nearly with every bold color. Even with black itself. Yeah, if you are looking for an easy idea to accessorize that look, go with a black handbag that has silver or gold color details on it. But if you are looking for something more unique pick more bright colors like pink or red and wear it with your black dress.

You can also try clutches with different patterns. Those can be some simple sequin pattern or any animal print that you like. In this case, I think leopard print clutches are the best.

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You can wear those outfits on every official event you have planned. But, I have another more casual outfit idea with a black dress. This is the look that you can create with your black dress, leather backpack, and your favorite pair of sneakers or even trainers. You are gonna look so chic, stylish and the outfit will be comfier as well.

How do you accessorize a black dress

Little gold chain belt

No matter what is your black dress style. Accessorize it with a gold chain belt and believe me your look will be so damn chic. Well-paired sunglasses is also OK with the outfit. And don’t forget the red lipstick if you wanna look more and more elegant and sexy as well.

I found the little chain belt from Urban Outfitters which is great for a black dress outfit. You can find it here.

How do you accessorize a black dress

Sweater or graphic tee

Well, sweaters and graphic tees can’t be accessories themselves but in this case, they are. Another way I wouldn’t mention them here, in this article.

So, here is the thing. If your black dress is slip, the perfect way you can create an outfit with it is to put the sweater (or tee) from above the dress. Then make a tie with it, so that it can sit on your high-waist line as a crop top. Or else, you can tuck the top in the belt. Just make sure you are doing it right. The higher the better.

How do you accessorize a black dress

This is not a perfect example, but this is the result (approximately) you should get. You need to make it look like a regular skirt.

Here is another option with graphic tees and a black dress. Actually, a simple striped top is great for it. So, what you should do is to wear the black dress above your top. Just like the picture below.

How do you accessorize a black dress

Oversized jean jacket

If you are thinking that I am crazy, stop doing it. Because I am going to share an amazing outfit idea of how you can accessorize a black dress. By the way, if you wonder how you can wear an oversized jean jacket in summer check out my previous post about it. Do this, only after finishing this one )

And here is my next hack you can use with your black dress. Put on the dress and tie oversized (regular jean jacket also OK) jean jacket around your waist. You can add sunglasses as an optional accessory.

How do you accessorize a black dress

Cute cap or fedora

You can accessorize a black dress outfit with a cap or a fedora as well. Obviously, these are for more casual outfits. For example, the fedora is the best choice to wear on the beach. It can help you to do two things: look stylish, and also be protected from the sun. So, why you shouldn’t try it?

Jewelry for black dress cocktail

I mentioned the cocktail because it’s easy to restyle a black dress from casual to classy, for different events with just changing shoes and accessories. But for now, we are gonna talk about only classy outfits, that you can wear at weddings, cocktail parties, meetings or whatever. Does it make sense?

Hope it makes sense. )) Now, let’s begin.

First, I have to say pairing jewelry with a black dress depends on the style of the dress itself. And there are various types of black dresses, some of them have long (or short) sleeves, high (or low) neck, some of them are with short (or long) sleeves and so on and so forth. But I’ll try to share what is the right one for almost all choices.

jewelry for black dress cocktail

If your black dress is strapless and has a V-neck, choose Y shaped necklace or pendant necklace. The woman on the image is wearing a round pearl strand but the thing is, it’s better to pair with dresses that have a more round neckline (like U). You will get better results.

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jewelry for black dress cocktail

In the case, your black dress has long tight sleeves, forget any other options, and go for a cuff or bangle bracelets. Put them over your arms and believe me you will have an amazing celebrity look.

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And if your dress doesn’t have long tight sleeves and has flattering details, like peplum sleeves forget about bracelets. Go for only rings and earrings. The necklace still depends on your dress neckline.

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You can also decide how you can accessorize your black dress outfit with your hair length. But it’s more important for earrings, not for necklaces, bracelets or rings. You can wear a 14-16 inch necklace with both short and long hairstyles.

Earrings for black dress

Now let’s talk more about earrings. I’ve already mentioned it mostly depends on your hairstyle. If you have short hair you can wear bangle or chandelier earrings. It’s not only about the haircut, if you have long hair but your hairstyle is so that your hair is all the way up you can use them as well. I mean if you have a hairstyle that still shows your ears, you can definitely go for them.

earrings for black dress
I mean she definitely could wear earrings )

But if you put all of your hair down it’s better to go for stud earrings. They pair perfectly with this hairstyle.

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I hope you discover what accessories go with a black dress. It’s time to use the tips now, get those recommended jewelry and accessories. Don’t forget to share the article to your friends if you liked it. You will help me a lot <3

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