• Posted :   Aug 24th, 2011

    Jazz Up Your Cocktail DressClothes make the man, but shoes complete the outfit. Red leather pointy or peep-toe stilettos can really spice up your little black dress. Light colors and those subtly tapering heels can bring out that bounce and beauty in almost any pastel cocktail dress. When it comes to shoes, options are a plenty. Kitten heels, wedges, stilettos, block heels – the choices are endless.

    Remember two basic rules while selecting your accessories. First, aim for comfort and second make sure your choice of accessories compliments your outfit. Whatever you select – you must be comfortable in it – be it your cocktail dress or your six inch high pair of stilettos.

    When wearing a thin strappy cocktail dress, attract attention to your neck with fun chunky colored beads or a classy semi-precious stone necklace and matching earrings. With thicker straps and sleeved cocktail dresses, try a small sparkling pendant dangling from thin chain with sparkling earrings to catch the eye. Dark shaded single colored dresses could be styled with large medallions for that added flair. Bling-rings add an air of sophistication with every hand gesture!

    The right bag can make or break your outfit, so it’s important to choose one which serves as both a purse and a fashion accessory. A sequin clutch can effectively help you shine at a trendy nightclub. A classic candle night dinner calls for a subtle raw silk clutch or bagette. Sometimes you can jazz up a simple cocktail dress with a gorgeous clutch.

    The trick to accessorizing lies in knowing the right blend. If your dress is heavily sequined or bright or has loud print, opt for simple jewelry. Subtle jewelry works best with strong printed dresses. On the other hand, if your dress is a solid color or on the simpler side, you can pick out something more flashy or shimmering. Cocktail dresses look absolutely stunning with the right combinations.

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