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What to Wear

What Kind of Jewelry Should You Wear with a Black Dress?

When it comes to pulling 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 and is a practical, yet always fashionable choice. Though black is versatile, it does call for one thing to make it truly stand out: jewelry!

Complement Your Black Dress

So how do you go about choosing black dress jewelry? This decision may seem overwhelming at first because a black dress can be paired with just about anything!

Where do you begin? Here a few tips that may help you pick the right jewelry for your style and taste… that will also complement your black dress.

Cultured Pearl Collar Necklace in Sterling Silver #814628 Andrea Candela Turquoise Doublet Ring #476675
Andrea Candela 8-8.5mm Pearl Double Drop Earrings #821920 Turquoise Necklace in 18kt Gold Over Sterling Silver #782566

Make A Statement

Wearing a little black dress is the perfect opportunity to make a statement with your jewelry. If you have a particular piece of jewelry that is a statement maker – an oversized gemstone cocktail ring, a long bib necklace, or a dramatic stack of bangles, a black dress is an ideal canvas to put those pieces on display!

Italian 14kt Yellow Gold Bib Necklace #841432 8.00 Carat Amethyst and .20 ct. t.w. Diamond Ring #829898
14kt Yellow Gold Hammered Link Necklace. #840359 Via Collection Set of Twenty-Five Tri-Colored Bangle Bracelets #828750

What to Consider

There are a few factors to consider when choosing what jewelry to wear with a black dress…


For a formal occasion…

For a casual occasion…

  • Lighten things up by adding bright colors with coral jewelry or turquoise jewelry
  • Pile on a stack of bangles for flirty and feminine fun
  • Choose a bold cocktail ring to gain some attention


For a deep, V-neckline…

  • Choose a pendant necklace on the longer side (try 18" and up), that mirrors the same v-neckline
  • Add a long chain necklace, station necklace or lariat pull-through design

For a square or scoop neckline…

  • Choose a necklace length that is either shorter or longer than your neckline to keep things neat
  • To go shorter, try a choker necklace or short pendant necklace (try between 14"-16")
  • To go longer, try a long station necklace, rope chain necklace or layers of long beaded necklaces

For a strapless dress…

For a halter-top dress…

  • Since a halter neckline takes the place of a necklace, add a chic pair of drop earrings or a charming bangle bracelet or cuff bracelet to complete the look

And remember…

No matter what jewelry combination you choose, remember with a little black dress, it is hard to go wrong, especially when you shop the Ross-Simons collection! At Ross-Simons, our legendary low prices will allow you to style your outfit with the finest jewelry, down to every last detail. And remember, wearing your jewelry is a way to express your own unique style and have fun in the process. Wear the Ross-Simons pieces you love with confidence and grace, and everyone will see your beauty radiate from the inside out!

Swarovski Crystal 'Sensation' Crystal Chandelier Dangle Earrings #798533 Andrea Candela Black Onyx Doublet Ring in Two-Tone Ring #771769
5.00 ct. t.w. Diamond Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver #795866 C. 1980 Vintage Black Onyx and 2.85 ct. t.w. Diamond Collar Necklace #835130