How to Accessorize a Black V Neck Dress for the Evening

By Dori Pinkerton

A black V-neck dress is a classic wardrobe staple that's super flattering for any body shape. A V-neck slims the waistline, makes the neck appear longer and accentuates your feminine curves up top. You can wear the dress to all kinds of events—casual dinners, cocktail parties, even formal affairs. Just accessorize with jewelry depending on the occasion.

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How to Accessorize a Black V Neck Dress for the Evening

Casual Jewelry

A simple necklace and a pair of studs or dangling earrings are all you really need. For a casual event or cocktail party, pair the necklace with studs. Stay consistent: if you wear a diamond, pearl or any other gemstone necklace, wear matching studs. Do not over-accessorize. It's all about balance. If you're wearing a colorful, flashy necklace, definitely keep the earrings low-key.

Formal Jewelry

For a more formal look, wear a pair of sparkling, dangling earrings with no necklace. The V-neck looks especially elegant and graceful when there's nothing to detract attention from the neckline.

Wrap or Coat

If it's chilly outside, drape a matching shawl or stole over your shoulders. If you must wear a coat, a simple black peacoat complements a V-neck dress without overwhelming.