Black is always a safe bet when dressing for an evening event. I know it’s my go-to choice, not because it’s easy, but because it’s elegant and sophisticated when done right. I’m taking notes from these women who individually pull off beautiful black outfits for the “God’s Love We Deliver” dinner at the Golden Hearts Awards.
In my opinion, three things consistently take a black outfit from boring to wow…fabric, fit and simplicity. Rich velvet gives depth to a smartly tailored pantsuit, above, while embroidery and lace add eye-catching texture to figure flattering dresses and jackets, below. Keeping accessories to a minimum is essential too. A strappy sandal and pair of earrings are all that’s needed to successfully achieve a chic, refined look. Continue pared back elegance with hair simply parted and left down or neatly pulled back. It’s these thoughtful details that create memorable outfits and I like to keep them in my mind when shopping.
photos: © Getty Images taken from The Golden Hearts Award