Dresses with choker necklines, especially basic black dresses, can be dressed up with many different types of accessories. Jewelry is a great way to dress up a black dress. A statement necklace and simple earrings or just statement earrings can be enough sometimes. Multiple necklaces together, colored jewelry or a pendant or pendants are another way to accessorize a dress with a choker neckline. A brooch with or without a necklace is another way to accessorize your dress. Decorative belts , scarves and hats will also dress up a black dress.
A Holiday Staple –The LBD
Black dresses are a holiday staple reflecting the modern woman and can be fun, au courant, and free-spirited. The LBD (Little Black Dress) still remains the ultimate wardrobe staple after fifty years. Audrey Hepburn is responsible for putting it on the fashion map when she wore the glamorous black Givenchy cocktail dress in the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” movie. Alive and well today the LBD is not always as serious as the one worn by Ms. Hepburn.
Is black hosiery current if one chooses not to go bare-legged with a LBD? It is for a semi formal event.
Black or sheer black hosiery are the most current, chic and trendy stocking colors to wear with a LBD (Little Black Dress) to a semi-formal event. A very understated black hose with tiny dots will also work with a simple style black dress. Avoid any black stockings that are flashy (prints and heavy lace or fishnet styles) if you want to look elegant and be in-style. Not all fashion divas (those under 30) agree about wearing sheer neutral color pantyhose / stockings anywhere. In fact many younger women have never owned a pair of sheer nude / neutral color stockings. However, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Windsor wears them when out and about attending important events. Celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Rhianna and Selena Gomez wear sheer neutral color pantyhose on stage. The good news is that you look more polished when wearing stockings. To be safe go with black or sheer black hose with black shoes to semi formal or formal events with a LBD.