accessorizing a little black dress


Do you have any fancy parties to go to this holiday season? For Christmas or New Years? If you are sticking to the classic “lbd” (little black dress), play around with some new jewelry to change up the look. Below are some suggestions of necklace/earring combinations, but keep in mind if the neckline of your dress is different, some of these combinations may not work.

Other ways to spice up your little black dress are with fun tights, a unique clutch, or colorful shoes

Most of all, wear something you are comfortable in so you can enjoy your evening!

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  1. Posted December 19, 2012

    Great post! I love all of the options – it inspires me to wear something that is already hanging in my closet for my hubby’s work holiday party tomorrow night, just accessorizing differently to change up the look!

  2. Posted December 19, 2012

    Cute ideas! I just bought that first necklace from Target and wore it a holiday party. Love it.

  3. Alissa says
    Posted December 19, 2012

    I really like that first necklace! It’s always hard for me to accessorize my basic black dresses for some reason.

  4. Posted December 19, 2012

    Cute options…I really need a little black dress!

  5. Posted December 19, 2012

    all about the statement necklaces…
    that one is super cute!

    xo – heather

  6. Heather says
    Posted December 19, 2012

    Cute ideas! You may have mentioned it before but where did you get the earrings in the last picture? I have been looking for some everywhere!

    • Kate says
      Posted December 19, 2012

      They are from Stella and Dot!

  7. Lex LB says
    Posted December 19, 2012

    I love that statement necklace!!

  8. Bethw says
    Posted December 19, 2012

    Love all the options! Where is the long necklace from, it could go with so many thing!

    • Kate says
      Posted December 19, 2012

      very old from Banana Republic Outlet!

  9. Lauren says
    Posted December 19, 2012

    lovey love!

  10. Posted December 19, 2012

    I love the versatility of an LBD. So many options!!

  11. Posted December 19, 2012

    Too cute! Loving all of these ideas!

  12. Carly says
    Posted December 19, 2012

    Love this, the perfect LBD will go with EVERYTHING!


  13. Sydni says
    Posted December 19, 2012

    this is so helpful! can you do more posts like this? i never know how to accessorize – i feel like i always have a necklace i want to wear, but can’t figure out which earrings would look good, what bracelet to wear with it, etc.

  14. dani says
    Posted December 19, 2012

    I like to pair simple black dresses in the wintertime with a colorful cardigan and a black belt around the waist. If i want it to be causal i wear flats, if i want it dressy i wear heels. So versatile! Thanks for this!

  15. Posted December 19, 2012

    I love these practical tips to dressing up that “LBD!” My favorite is the long necklace with dangle earrings. 🙂

  16. Posted December 19, 2012

    I have a royal blue v-neck (maternity) wrap dress to wear to a wedding this weekend and a holiday party in a couple weeks. I have no idea what jewelry to wear! Any tips for v-necks? All of your options look so cute!

  17. Posted December 19, 2012

    I love that first necklace, so pretty! I’m going all out with my party dresses this year so probably super minimal jewelry for me!


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  18. Posted December 20, 2012

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  19. Lisa says
    Posted December 20, 2012

    Wonderful suggestions. I love my LBD’s and need to really know how to accessorize them properly to distinguish them!

  20. Posted December 20, 2012

    Thanks, Kate! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time. Perfect timing on this post – I’m going to a cocktail party on Friday night and I wasn’t sure the how to accessorize my LBD in just the right amounts!

  21. Posted December 21, 2012

    Where did you pick up this adorable LBD? I’ve been on the hunt for a new one and this one is amazing!

  22. SH says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    I love this post! I have big chunky necklaces and am never sure how to wear earrings that don’t take away from the necklace. Awesome!

  23. Vicky says
    Posted January 7, 2013

    Aome long necklaces could also be worn as a unique & stylish belt to fancy up a plain dress. ^_~