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5 Wonderfully Stylish Ways to Accessorize a Black and White Dress

5 Ways to Accessorize a Black and White Dress
Discover a whole new world of accessorizing! We have the scoop on how you can transform an otherwise simple black and white dress into a glamorous showstopper!
Sujata Iyer
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018
For a funky look, wear a bright-colored (read purple, tangerine, or turquoise) jacket with your black and white dress.
A classic LBD is a piece of clothing that every woman swears by. Its distant cousin, the black and white dress, though, is heating up the fashion circuit these days. Designers, bloggers, supermodels, corporate professionals, college students―every woman wants one, and why not! From retro polka dots to the more toned stripes, from feminine floral prints to whimsical digital prints, there's a style for everyone. But how does one accessorize a black and white dress? Should you stick to the norm and wear something black or white? Or should you try something a little crazy? Fashionhance will help you solve this little conundrum.

Accessorizing a black and white dress is all about how much fun you're willing to have. Are you in a rush to leave for work? Or do you have the time to pick and sort through your wardrobe for mismatched accessories? Do you want to ooze style and elegance or do you wanna just try something new? Whatever the mood, we have a styling option for you.
The 'I'm the One Your Mom Warned You About' Look
Red accessories with black and white dress
Red. Hot. Red. It is one of the best options when it comes to accessorizing anything black/white or black and white, as you can very well see. We also suggest other bold colors like tangerine, turquoise, sunny yellow, and emerald to kick this look up a notch.
The 'I'll Try Anything Once' Look
Bright accessories with black and white dress
If going all out loud with color is something you want to gradually graduate to, fancy up your B&W dress with just bold-colored jewelry. Keep your shoes and bag black. The pops of color will add a bit of fun and also take away the starkness of the black and white. Our suggestions for color: cobalt, siren red, tangerine, chartreuse, sea green, amethyst, and other bright hues.
The 'I'm So Classy' Look
Metallic accessories with black and white dress
Metallic tones have never been more loved. Opt for a chic and luxe look by wearing accessories in metallic tones, like gold, silver, bronze, copper, and the like. This is a perfect way to glam up an otherwise casual dress into something fit for a black tie affair.
The 'I Mean Business' Look
Neutral accessories with black and white dress
So, you want a look that demands that it be taken seriously the moment you step into a room. No problem. Just throw on a pair of nude pumps in colors, like beige, tan, off-white, or gray. Even colors like taupe and mauve will help you work this look wonderfully. Match it with a similar colored bag, a stylish coat, and you're all set.
The 'I'm in a Rush' Look
Black and white accessories with black and white dress
For those days when you have absolutely no time to hunt at the back of your closet for an offbeat jewelry piece or a pair of earrings that will offset the starkness that is black and white, maintain the color scheme with your accessories. A simple black clutch with a pretty cocktail ring and printed B&W shoes should do the trick.
There are, of course, many other ways in which you can rock a B&W number. The ones mentioned above are the easiest to put together, and chances are you probably own a lot of the accessories mentioned here, them being so versatile and all. So, all you have to do is mix and match and up the drama quotient in your outfit! What's more is, you don't need to limit these accessorizing ideas to just dresses. Use them to glamorize any black and white outfit, and make heads turn!