how to accessorize a black dress for a wedding

GIVENCHY Red Gemstone Necklace | ROBERTO CAVALLI Renaissance Gemstone Earrings | ROBERTO CAVALLI Cocktail Ring | Opal and Ruby Bangle Bracelet

Wedding season is descending upon us and I know how stressful it can be to find the right dress, the right shoes, and the right accessories, especially jewelry.  When I’m styling wedding looks for clients, that’s always one of their main concerns, what type of jewelry to wear with their dresses and how to wear it?  Well, I know it’s summer and people opt for colorful dresses, but the one style tip I always give is ‘you can never go wrong with a black dress .’  It’s classic, it’s simple, it’s elegant and it can be bejeweled so many ways; you can make the same dress look different every time you wear it.  In the end, a black dress will always stand out and look more sophisticated in the sea of bright colors and crazy patterns people like to wear to parties.  Or that could be my dark side talking…

But, I especially love a dress like the Rosie Assoulin one in this post, it’s simple and elegant with dramatic ruffle sleeves which is perfect for an evening wedding, but you can detach them! It’s genius, there’s no telling what you can do with a dress like this.  Here I created four different looks with the Rosie Assoulin dress just by changing the jewelry.  Notice how the mood changes in each one; they’re all still very opulent of course, but since it’s a black dress, it still looks elegant and mysterious.  This particular dress is more suited for indoor weddings that take place at night, but there’s also many great black dress options for the summer that are lightweight.  I myself will be wearing a black dress to my cousin’s wedding in Mexico in two weeks.  I can’t wait to share it here, but first I have to look for my jewels.

So, if you are going to a party and you do have a black dress, save time and stress, look for those statement jewels instead…

xo Saretta

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