How to Accessorize a Black V Neck Dress for the Evening

By Dori Pinkerton

A black V-neck dress is one of the most flattering dress styles for any body shape. A V-neck flattens the tummy area, makes the neck appear longer and flatters the chest area. Whether you choose a low-cut V-neck or a higher cut, accessorize your dress with jewelry to emphasize your best features; simplicity is the key to maximizing this easy-to-wear style.

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A V-neck dress screams for at least one accessory item.

Step 1

Purchase a simple necklace and two pairs of earrings to enable varied looks; choose one pair of studs and one dangly pair for variety. Simple necklace options include budget cubic zirconia, pearls and diamonds. Your V-neck dress can be worn for a formal affair, a cocktail dress or as dinner attire; mix and match jewelry for each occasion.

Step 2

Wear a pair of dangly earrings with no necklace for formal wear. The V-neck looks especially stunning when there is nothing to detract attention from the neckline. If you're going with a bare neckline, pair your dress with a pair of sparkly dangles for a graceful, feminine look.

Step 3

Pair a simple necklace with a set of earring studs for a cocktail party or dinner engagement. Stay consistent; if you wear a pearl necklace, wear pearl studs. If you wear a diamond or cubic zirconia necklace, wear matching studs.

Step 4

Purchase an off-black or cream shawl for cooler months. Wear jewelry with the shawl or wrap according to the occasion. If you must wear a coat over your V-neck dress, a simple black peacoat complements a V-neck dress without overwhelming.