Entertainment Fashion & Style What to Wear to a Cocktail Party Share PINTEREST Email Print Fashion & Style Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Hair Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Kori Ellis Updated December 12, 2017 01 of 06 How to Accessorize a Cocktail Dress Nanette Lepore 'Midnight' Minidress. Courtesy of Nordstrom If you have found the perfect cocktail dress but aren't sure what to wear with it, here are some terrific suggestions. With these shoes, bags and other accessories you can get glamorous with crystals, jewelry and other glitzy details. Pull up you hair, add a glossy red lipstick and you will be the highlight of the party. 02 of 06 Add a Pair of Statement Earrings Photo: Getty/Luca Teuchmann. Start out with a fabulous pair of drop earrings. Choose earrings that are embellished with diamonds and other gemstones. They will look great with a black cocktail dress. While statement earrings are designed to do just that, there are some guidelines for the size and length of earrings you can follow to look your best. 03 of 06 Make a Statement With a Bold Necklace Photo: Getty/Axelle/Bauer-Griffin. If you are wearing a dress with a simple neckline, add a bold statement necklace that uses chunky stones, colorful baubles or bold beads. Not sure of the right necklace length for you? Look at some trendy necklaces to find your perfect match. 04 of 06 Stack a Few Evening Bracelets for a Blingier Look Photo: Getty/Vincent Sandoval. You don't want to wear too much jewelry. However, if you decide to forego the necklace, wear a cuff bracelet adorned with diamonds, stones, or crystals instead. You don't have to go with one bracelet. Stacking bracelets is a hot trend, even for evening. 05 of 06 Carry a Beautiful Beaded Clutch Photo: Getty/Vincent Sandoval. For a cocktail party, you need to carry a great bag. A metallic or beaded clutch is the perfect complement to the rest of your outfit. A beaded clutch can make a simple black daytime dress look perfect for night. Check out other ways to accessorize your little black dress. 06 of 06 Put on a Pair of Strappy Heels Photo: Getty/Barry King. Now you just need a pair of fabulous shoes. For a summer cocktail party, select high heel sandals in bold bright colors or shiny metallics. For cold weather months, you can select patent or suede peep-toe pumps to go with your cocktail dress.