Lighten up with pale, delicate hues that show off your softer side.
SHOP THE LOOK (left to right): Rayon jacquard, Single by Galina Sobolev, $285; singledress.com. Polyester with beaded trim, Robbi & Nikki, $295; 213-629-2800 for stores. Chiffon, Express, $98; at express.com.
Just because it's black doesn't mean it has to be basic.
SHOP THE LOOK (left to right): Silk-rayon, Frock by Tracy Reese, $198; 614-299-7693. Viscose with sequins and beaded trim, French Connection, $228; 212-219-1197. Silk with beaded strap, Tibi, $395; 901-682-1128.
Plum & Gray
Go for a subdued glamour in shades of aubergine and slate.
SHOP THE LOOK (left to right): Velvet, Walter, $298; at shopwalter.com. Polyester, White House Black Market, $178; at whbm.com. Nylon-spandex, Thatcher by Alisse Thatcher, $198; at shopbop.com.
Black & Gold
A perfect pairing of rich and bold, these two always get it right.
SHOP THE LOOK (left to right): Silk with beaded neckline, Myne, $260; at catchboutique.com. Silk with paillettes, Foley + Corinna, $495; at foleyandcorinna.com. Polyester jacquard, DKNY, $395; at select Macy's stores.