How to Choose the Best Earrings for a Black Dress

The perfect little black dress is undoubtedly a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. It’s the ideal piece to wear for a variety of occasions and is a timeless option that will be cherished for years to come.

But in addition to owning a little black dress, it’s important that you pair it with the perfect earrings. Doing so can help instantly elevate your look and create the perfect ensemble for a variety of outings.

With so many earring choices on the market, it can be difficult to know exactly what earrings to wear with a black dress and what pair is right for which occasion. Consider the following factors to find the perfect pair for any outing.

The Type of Event

Exactly where you are going will undoubtedly play a large factor in the earrings that go with your little black dress.

A Casual Outing

If you’re going to a day-time luncheon, fundraiser, or simply a lunch date with your partner, consider more colorful, playful earrings to wear with your black dress. Be bold with a fun, bright pair of earrings that dress down your dress.

Consider a pair of festive tassels that add a pop of color or go the bolder route and pair your dress with lightweight colorful hoops. Whatever pair of earrings you choose, make sure they are casual enough to wear to your event. Remember, your dress is a statement on its own, and the earrings should complement it!

An Office Event

Work-related events or other middle-of-the-line occasions require an outfit with a bit more sophistication. In this case, opt for slimmer, simple earrings for a formal black dress to look elegant but still professional in front of your coworkers.

We specifically recommend a sleek pair of hoops in the metal color of your choice or even a festive pair of winter bows around the holiday season.

Formal Events

Of course, formal events require earrings with a bit more sparkle and shine to further elevate the black cocktail dress you’ll be wearing. Consider a show-stopping tri-hoop pair of earrings adorned with mini crystals; these are even lightweight to ensure they are comfortable to wear wherever the night takes you.

If you want something even bolder, consider high-shine wreath crystal earrings that are perfect to wear with a black sequin or lace dress. These beauties feature over 200 tiny Swarovski crystals and catch the light just right to show off a beautiful reflection and glow.


Because you are starting with such a versatile color, don’t be afraid to take a risk with colorful, bold earrings. Think of the black dress as a blank canvas to let your styling imagination run wild. Play around with different shapes, sizes, and colors to see what pair works well with your vision.

Because earrings are so easy and fast to try on, you can try on multiple colorful pairs to see what looks the best with your shoes, jacket, and purse. As a general rule of thumb, try to avoid brown or navy gems, as these colors may clash with your black dress.

If you don’t love incorporating a ton of color into your wardrobe or your accessories, that’s okay, too! As long as you feel confident with your dress and earring combination, that’s all that matters.

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While the earrings that you pick out are extremely important in creating a look that makes you feel confident, also consider the neckline of the dress. Different necklines lend themselves well to different necklace styles and lengths.

Generally speaking, always choose a necklace that hits either above or below the neckline. If your necklace ends at the same spot of your neckline, it will create a bulkiness that can distract from your overall look.

V-shaped and square-shaped necklines often pair well with pendant necklaces while strapless dresses pair well with shorter chokers or simple chains. Swap out multiple necklace options to see what looks best with your earring and dress choice.

Body Type

Consider your body type when deciding what jewelry to pair with your stunning black dress. Those with curvier, hourglass-shaped bodies should strive to play up their curves by wearing jewelry with rounded shapes. Hoops and structured statement necklaces look especially beautiful on this body type.

If you are naturally slim or petite, consider what areas of your body you want to draw attention to and choose jewelry that helps achieve this. Opt for shorter, wider necklaces instead of lengthy necklaces that draw the eyes downward.

Choosing the right jewelry based on your body shape is all about balance, so play around with what works best for your particular shape.

High Shine Mini Hoop

Your Dress’ Embellishments

Finally, consider your dress and how much embellishment or sparkle it already has. If your dress is already adorned with sequins, stones, or other flashy details, keep your jewelry as simple as possible.

Combining too many elements into one look can take away from it and become distracting. After all, your jewelry choices should add to your look, not take away from it.

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One of the best parts about dressing up in your little black dress is pairing it with the perfect jewelry. At SAISO Jewelry, we offer a wide variety of jewelry at affordable price points to bring some sparkle to your every day. No matter what your personal style preferences, you’ll surely find something that speaks to you.

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Rainie Tian