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I'm wearing a navy cowl necked dress to a works dinner. What jewelry do I wear with it?
Style & Beauty / 4:05 PM - Thursday August 18, 2011

I'm wearing a navy cowl necked dress to a works dinner. What jewelry do I wear with it?

I have black shoes and a black clutch with a silver clasp.

I've tried a colored necklace, looks silly. Longer ones look too casual. A Swarovski crystal looks a little OTT, even though it's only 6mm across.

Should I wear earrings? Bracelet?

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- Asked by alex86, A Hippie Chick, Female, 29-35

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I would not wear a necklace with a cowl neck, and silver earrings and bracelet.. but that is just me...

- Response by rumloverreturns, A Cool Mom, Female, 46-55, Glasgow, Other Profession

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How about some simple silver earrings and a few silver bracelets. Since the dress has a cowl neck, I think it looks lovely to leave your neckline bare.

- Response by surrealoptimism, A Creative, Female, 29-35

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1. Wear silver to go with the silver clasp on the purse.

2. Wear a silver bracelet, watch or ring. Or one of each, if they're small. If you're wearing a huge silver bangle bracelet, you don't need anything else on your hands.

3. If you wear BIG silver earrings, you don't need anything around your neck at all.

4. If you wear small silver earrings or no earrings, and your cowl neck is low enough to leave an opening around your neck (that shows skin) wear a silver chain which fills that opening and lays against your skin.

5. If your cowl isn't low enough at the neck to show skin, then either wear a long silver chain around the cowl OR a silver pin/brooch ON the cowl.

6. Think about a silver anklet if your shoes are plain.

Trust me. :)

- Response by justpassingthru, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Financial / Banking

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Yes, no need for a necklace with a cowl neckline. Navy dress with black & silver accessories sounds elegant and perfect.

Subtle earrings like little hoops or pearls will complete your look. If you have a dress watch, no need for a bracelet. Or, a silver-tone bracelet is fine, but not necessary.

Have a great time!

- Response by newyorker80, A Thinker, Female, 29-35

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Cowl neck dresses are perfect with necklaces. Choose something long and use either black or silver or black/silver. Silver or Black earrings. Choose silver studs or small earrings. Rosey

- Response by roseytalks, A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, Tampa, Who Cares?

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Simple earrings and bold bracelet. With the neckline you have, any more around the neck would be too busy.

- Response by randyl, A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, Technical

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