A special event needs a special dress and finding the right one is enough of a task within itself without having to worry about the intricacies of styling it, and yet here we are! Struggling with just how to accessories that beautiful frock that you’ve secured! Accessories, embellishments, hair and makeup really do make your entire look, so you’re right in being thoughtful about just how to put together a perfect outfit. If you’re on the hunt for a little inspiration, read on, here are a few evening dress styling ideas to make you stand out from the crowd…

Gilded and Golden

Stacked gold jeweler is an easy and glamorous way to elevate any evening dress! This one is all about volume, you’ll need to do some serious layering in order to achieve that illuminated, eye-catching look you’re going for. You can take the gold jewellery trend any way you like, but two of the biggest movements of the moment are bohemian and 90s glam. For a beautiful boho look, layer as many delicate chains as you can, different lengths and eclectic embellishments help big time here. Add some intricate studs, a couple of subtle bracelets and a gem ring here and there to add a whimsical look to your dress. Extra boho points, add some vintage espadrille wedges and an airy silk kimono.

Feeling like going a little more contemporary? The 90s trend is for you! To get the perfect glam look, you’ll need a boyfriend chain necklace, chunky gold hoops and a few statement shining rings. Swipe on some moody brown lipstick, slick your hair into a low bun and add some stiletto black heels for the ultimate 90s evening vibe a-la Kate Moss.

Dark Romance

Want to bring some moody romance to your evening get up? It’s as easy as adding a few deep dark accents! Pair a lacy frock with rose gold studs, bangles and rings, throw on a pair of patent leather heels and add a burgundy velvet headband for a gorgeous outfit. This is the perfect combination of unique and on-trend, so it’s a great way to go for your fall or winter events!

Ladylike Elegance

For a perfectly polished evening look, go back in time! Pearls are a huge trend right now and they are a great way to add an elegant touch to literally all evening wear. For a contemporary ladylike look, add a pair of drop pearl earrings and a choker pearl necklace layered with a few other golden pendants.

Pull your hair into a neat bun, throw on some slingback mules and you can even add a cropped cashmere cardigan to really sophisticate it up! This looks especially amazing on a sleek satin back dress!

Creative Contrasts

A great way to bring drama to your evening look is by adding a little contrast! Now, this can take any form that you like, as long as you have two complementary yet contrasting colours in the mix. Think green and pale pink, emerald and blue or cream and black! Layer stacks of resin bangles, a pair of statement toned earrings and some soft metal accents to create the foundation of your contrast. Grab a clutch in your highlight tone but be sure to find shoes that match your dress to avoid your evening gown’s gorgeous hue getting lost in all the accessories.

Any one of these style ideas is sure to make you the most noticeable and stylish woman in the room! Remember to hero your own personal style so as your evening look still feels like you!