The crisp contrast of a black and white dress works wonders for evening attire during the summer as these stars so beautifully demonstrate. Of course, many will scoff at the horizontal stripes, but it’s not the pattern that counts, it’s the striking balance of color that gives this style its appeal. You can see from the selection of dresses below, that you can get this look in any cut, depending on your body type and personal comfort.
The trick to making the look work, regardless of whether you go with stripes or not, is pairing the dress with the right accessories. Black shoes are essential, whether you choose sandals, pumps or flats, and the same goes from handbags, either in black or white. As for jewelry, carry the trend over as you lay on the bling with this simple, yet elegant black and white glass pearl necklace from Megumi, a new Japanese-inspired jewelery company, or this intricate Lace Ribbon Necklace adorned with flowering cherry blossoms.
For a variety of elegant dresses to choose from, check out this selection from ShopStyle.