Ask Alison | Style my Ball Gown

It’s time for Ask Alison, my regular feature where I provide virtual styling solutions for your fashion questions.  This week’s question comes from Stacy.

Hi Alison, I am borrowing a gown for a Mardi Gras Ball. It is a classic chocolate brown sheath. I would love to update it a bit with jewelry, but still be classic. Could you give me a few ideas? – Stacy

 Lucky you, Stacy!  What a fun event and gorgeous gown.  Chocolate brown always looks so rich and elegant.  There are many accessorizing options for this gown.  Here are three different ways that I came up with to accessorize it without overpowering it.

Black + Brown – I have a real thing for this combo this year.  It looks fresh and unexpected.

Classic – You can’t go wrong with a classic crystal combo.

Modern – The turquoise in the earrings and bright gold necklace perfectly compliment chocolate brown.

And the winner is…

 The Modern Combo

Here’s Stacy all dressed up for the big night.  She looks gorgeous!

 [Accessories from Versona]

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