4 ways to jazz up an LBD with jewelry

4 ways to jazz up an LBD with jewelry

Every woman has at least one little black dress in her closet – it's basically a fashion fact. There are a multitude of reasons for this phenomenon. The garment is universally flattering, timeless and also ultra versatile. You can rock an LBD at a cocktail party, a networking event, on a hot date at that new lounge downtown or a night out dancing with the girls.

The best part about the little black dress? It provides an ideal backdrop for showcasing all your favorite pieces from Fine Jewelers. Whether you're dying to show off that elaborate brooch or jaw-dropping earrings, the simplicity of an LBD gives you the freedom to have fun with your jewelry.

Truthfully, the possibilities are endless when it comes to accessorizing. Still, here are some of the best ways to add excitement to a black dress with your baubles.

A dash of dazzle
Don't be afraid to bring on the bling with an LBD. An oversized cushion-cut cocktail ring is enough to spice things up, especially if it's got some sparkle. A dress with a high neckline is perfect for showing off a crystal-studded collar necklace, which lends a demure yet glamorous vibe.

If your frock has elaborate detailing, go with a simple pair of diamond studs – they'll add just enough sparkle without overpowering your look.

Classic pearls
You can never go wrong with pearls, but they pair especially well with a black dress. Why? The combo is logical – neither piece ever goes out of style.

Sport pearl post earrings with a black shift, pumps and retro cat-eye glasses and you'll be channeling Audrey Hepburn.

Or, for an edgier effect, mix pearls and chain-link jewelry.

Layering several pearl strand necklaces is always a chic look, especially with a plain, form-fitting black dress that hugs all your curves.

Chunky metallics
When you're going for a sultrier look, bold metallic pieces add a flash of intrigue without distracting from your attire. You might try a pair of slender dangling chain earrings that graze the top of your shoulders with a strapless black dress. Or, consider a long metal pendant, which has a delicate yet eclectic effect.

Don't be afraid to mix metals, either. The beauty of an LBD is that it offers your a lot of flexibility to have fun with your jewelry. So a tri-color set of bangles with silver, yellow gold and rose gold could be a fun way to jazz up your dress.

Why not try a silver cuff on each wrist? This look adds symmetry to an outfit and has a mod appeal.

Vibrant stones
It's summer, after all – so go big and go bold. A black dress is a blank canvas, meaning you can be liberal with color. Adding baubles in bright hues not only punches up the visual intrigue of your ensemble, but also adds a playful, less austere feel.

A bright coral statement necklace is feminine and right on trend, while simulated emerald earrings instantly brighten your otherwise neutral ensemble.

If you want to keep your look super sophisticated, you can still achieve a striking effect with white jewelry. The stark contrast is bound to draw attention to your outfit.