For the longest time, black has always been the go-to colour for clothing. Now it has actually been proven in a study based on people’s perception of others that actually confirms wearing black makes you appear more attractive, intelligent and confident.
"Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don't bother you - don't bother me."
― Yohji Yamamoto, Fashion Designer
Sometimes black gets a bad rep as being the lazy person's choice only because clothing like the little black dress (or LBD as it is infamously known) goes with just about any accessory out there.
When it comes to assembling the perfect outfit from your closet for a night out, a little black dress is a timeless option that is flattering on virtually any body type.
Though black is versatile, with all the options, it has the danger of becoming seriously overwhelming when it comes to pairing the jewellery.
So how do you go about choosing jewellery for a black dress? We have a few popular LBD style options that may help you pick the right jewellery to suit your taste and will also highlight your black dress.
Black Dress #1
What better way to accentuate a little black dress but with more black accessories! Now, before someone starts calling you goth, go easy on the eye makeup with light eye shadow and natural tint on the cheeks and lips too.
Black Dress #2
We notice more and more style bloggers like Ashleigh opting for a monochrome wardrobe and we completely understand because it is simply magic – you never have to worry about clashing patterns or colours. But the best part is being able to play with all sorts of jewellery like our beads and bangles.
The beads are always interchangeable, so one day you may want a monochrome palette of black and silver and on another perk it up with some red and purple. Totally doable! Put together your own collection of beads HERE.
Black Dress #3
A classic strapless little black dress makes for great cocktail attire. While black may be seen as serious and professional, girly vibes can be echoed with your choice of jewellery. Pearls and a black dress is unquestionably a salute to classic elegance. We are suckers for cute ribbons, so this version of a LBD with a large bow screams modern day Audrey Hepburn.
If you’re also wondering what earrings to wear with your Pearl necklace, check out THIS guide.
Black Dress #4
The black shirtdress is a no-brainer choice on those mornings when Monday blues be hitting you hard and your brain is still in OFF mode. No need to worry about which top and bottom to match, just slip it on with a simple piece of jewellery like this Glitter Waterdrop necklace from JEOEL’s Minimalist Collection and head out. Nobody will be any wise you are still recovering from all that Sunday shenanigans.
Black Dress #5
A cotton black dress with comfy sneakers is suitable look for heading to class or a lazy weekend. A large tote for plenty of bag space for books or weekend shopping. Encompassing both beauty and function like our Kaleido Diamond dual function pendant, an interchangeable pendant that can be worn in more than 3 ways.
A simple Diamond necklace that is a legacy piece to be kept for a long time – like Diamonds, a little black dress is evergreen.
Black Dress #6
With Spring around the corner, while the others may be donning floral left right and centre, a black sundress may be the only way to stand out an outdoor party. You also don’t have to worry about sweat patches under the blistering heat plus paired with laidback jewellery in sweet pastel colours like this Kismet bracelet made of silk strands and Pearls, you will be comfortable and trendy.
Black Dress #7
According to the same study, red was second as the colour that is most closely associated with confidence. Hence, a combination of red and black is made for the sexy vixen. Deep red Rubies have often been associated with the bold and daring. If you are that girl with a passion for adventure, our Find Your Bliss ring is made for you.
An alternative to red is maroon check out our lookbook.
Black Dress #8
A black dress is always a safe choice when attending an interview. A pop of bright colour will suffice but when it comes to jewellery, this is the moment when less is more – avoid over accessorising with too much bling as it can get distracting especially when you’re literally being judged.
Our range of pendants are special as it may be opened as a locket, to keep something special from a loved one. Perhaps a motivational note you got from Mom or a special lucky charm from Dad?
Black Dress #9
Ok, so we cheated, the last look is a jumpsuit that looks like a dress because… who can be in a dress all the time? Sometimes we gals have to wear the pants. There’s even a song dedicated to this colour combination aptly titled Black and Gold. We jazzed up ours with a choice of Rose Gold jewellery.
Keep in mind that even though your dress will make a marvellous canvas for a variety of jewellery, do not pile on unnecessarily. Focus instead on matching the appropriate neckline, occasion, and venue when you don’t have to worry about the colours and pattern.
So whether you are drawing inspiration from these actresses’ who wore black to make a stand in something they believe, we would love it if you could make your own statement with a black dress and fabulous jewellery to rock a 'super chic' look.
But if you are bored of black already, why not try a brighter colour? Check out some tips about how to mix and match jewellery with maroon outfit.