What style & color shoes & stockings do I wear with a black strapless, cocktail dress? The dress has a silver brooch & it’s for a winter sweet sixteen party.

What style & color shoes & stockings do I wear with a black strapless, cocktail dress? You cannot go wrong with black pumps or black slingback style shoes and sheer black stockings with a black strapless, cocktail dress. Other stocking options are black with silver shimmer or black patterned stockings with black shoes.


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How to Wear a Brooch
An attractive brooch can turn an ordinary outfit into something fabulous. The brooch can go in an out of style but a brooch is a classic jewelry piece to own. In fact it is fun to have more than two or three.  Brooches come in a variety of materials, styles and sizes and are very versatile jewelry pieces that can be worn with casual or dressy clothes.

Madeline Albright Creates A Personal Style
Read My Pins was an exhibit of the former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. Her collection consists of over 200+ brooches/pins. The Madeline Albright exhibition examined the collection’s historic significance and demonstrates the power of jewelry to be “ice breakers,” convey and/or communicate messages in social and political situations and create a personal style.

Sheer Stockings – This Seasons Style Choice
Thank goodness for the “Duchess of Cambridge,” who cannot be seen without sheer stockings, and celebrities like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Beyonce` for wanting flawless looking legs.  Now a polished look for day and evening is back with neutral sheers.