Varations with my Little Black Dress

You have seen my little black dress with and without a peplum. This time you will see the dress with necklaces and with my limegreen jacket which is a complete failure.

The necklaces are an obvious choice. Such a black background screams for bulky necklaces and I own quite a few pieces. The top one is made by a friend called Ina, who sadly died a couple of years ago.

Ina’s necklace with red beads, 2 jade and 1 copper pendants.

This green necklace is by Angela Caputi (have a look at the website). I bought it in Rome, knowing nothing about the brand. It has two gold-coloured round beads near my neck en flat black beads at the back. It is difficult to show the right colour of the green. The last photo shows it best.

Now for the failure:

Above and below, my failure. Trying to combine the LBD with the lime-green jacket and short booties.
I hate this look. Very unflattering.

Till Friday.



  1. 26 December 2012 / 21:53

    The LBD always works well and seems made especially for you. All you have experienced combinations are beautiful. I love the green necklace of large stones, is great and is a blast on black. I like the yellow jacket with the LBD, but without boots. I think the shoes look better. I would add something else: a necklace, a scarf, … Anything that did less formal.

  2. Anonymous
    27 December 2012 / 01:15

    The best thing about this dress is how it highlights you. I think “What a beautiful woman” instead of “What a beautiful dress”. 🙂 That is why it is worth having clothes tailor made in a lovely fabric. If it is a simple design you can wear it for years. Both necklaces are gorgeous and very on trend. I just read an article about what will be popular in 2013 and one is the color green and the other is Asian style like your first necklace. You are just too cool dear Greetje!I hope you had a fabulous Christmas with your family. USA Suzanne

    • 27 December 2012 / 02:11

      Hope you had a lovely Christmas too Suzanne. Must have been such a fine feeling, all your loved ones around you.And yes, a piece of clothing is right when people say exactly what you wrote. I always want to achieve that all the time, but don’t.You have to give me 10 out of 10 for trying though.

  3. 27 December 2012 / 02:07

    Love the looks! Very Classy and sophisticated. Those statement necklaces are gorgeous. You wear them so well!!! Especially love the green one.

    • 27 December 2012 / 01:12

      Thanks Dixie, how nice of you to visit. I appreciate your opinion as I saw on your blog you know what you are talking about.

  4. 27 December 2012 / 06:08

    Love the outfits. Amazing how just a change of necklace changes the feel of the otherwise identical outfit! I like the lime jacket on the dress, but I’d keep the shoes instead of the boots. That jacket seems a lot more functional than we would think initially. Interesting.

  5. 27 December 2012 / 16:26

    Love the little black dress, and want all your necklaces. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New yearXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • 27 December 2012 / 17:26

      I will photograph them all and write an article about them. Well, not all of them. I have heaps of them as I never throw them away and I am a necklace person.Thanks for your visit and comment and have a great new year too.

  6. 27 December 2012 / 17:23

    Hmmm perhaps it is indeed the boots who are ruining the dress with the jacket. The jacket looks too long as well, but I will give it a try. Have to submit different ways of wearing a dress for the challenge at 40plusstyle this week, so I’d better get to it.

  7. Marianne van den Berg
    27 December 2012 / 20:55

    I don’t agree with you, I do like the dress with the jacket. But I agree with the others I prefer shoes with it. Your have such a variation in necklaces, and they all are one of a kind, especialy the ones made by Ina. This dress gives you lot of possibilities to wear them.

  8. 28 December 2012 / 04:25

    One of the many gifts of a LBD is the freedom to wear glorious neckwear, which you do so well. Hope that your holiday season was a delight!

    • 28 December 2012 / 13:04

      It was! And so restful. I needed that. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  9. 28 December 2012 / 14:49

    That dress is so chic! I like it better with the green necklace, as beautiful as the first necklace is, I think the style would go better with a less formal outfit. But that’s me, and it is a lovely and very special necklace. I personally love metallics with black – gold, silver, bronze or rose gold, all look good with black:)

    • 28 December 2012 / 18:40

      You have a point there Nanne. I used to wear the jade/copper necklace with a baroque jacket.

  10. Anonymous
    28 December 2012 / 15:52

    All beautiful! Simple dress and very special necklaces! Unique! Have fun and wish you a splendid 2013 !

    • Anonymous
      31 December 2012 / 13:31

      I am sorry I thought I put my name also in the comment…. (almost 40)! But it is me Peggy! Reason why I came back is that I saw yesterday a Dutch celeb with a black dress and a green necklace! Maybe she saw your outfit on the internet 🙂

  11. 28 December 2012 / 18:42

    Thank you Anonymous. Please leave a name next time? Even if it is a fake name?

  12. Mala
    24 March 2014 / 11:56

    Hi!!! Thanks for the ideas. Actually I was looking for ideas to accessorize my black dress which has a deep neck. I want to accentuate the look with a beautiful neckpiece. Suggest me if you have any more ideas.

    • Greetje
      24 March 2014 / 21:51

      Hi Mala, I would love to give you advice, but I don’t know whether I can. I am struggling with styling myself believe it or not. And without seeing the dress and the neck it is even harder. Perhaps you can email a photo? I am not an expert but like to help.
      email is :

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