The colour black is no doubt the colour of sophistication, elegance, mystery and has a great deal of raw sex value. It is one of the few colours that is figure flattering and goes with almost anything. But black magic is not all. If you really want to stand out at parties, you have to accessorise, accessorise and accessorise.
Today in parties 70% women wear black but to stand out in the crowd and make heads turn you have to add something more to the black dress. Your black gorgeous dress can be toned down with posh hand bag, jewellery and sexy sandals. You can wear Swarovski bracelets that will make you the centre of attraction. You must also concentrate on your hair-do because that also makes lot of difference.

Says fashion expert Sophie Andrews, If you're wearing colour, think about jewellery that's more about the metal - gold or silver - and not the stone. You don't need to be matchy; you can go two shades darker. If the dress is metallic or black, wear very simple stone jewellery and stay away from big jewellery, especially if the dress is beaded. If you're wearing a beaded strapless dress, maybe all you need are earrings. But just remember not to overdo.

Adding a pair of over-the-elbow gloves to a sleeveless black velvet dress will flatter your dress. And a splash of pink -- the most talked-about shade this season and it will give an instant update to an all-black outfit. Choose a pair of strappy pink heels with crystal accents for your little black dress. she adds.