Apparently there aren't a lot of styles that don't work with this type of dress — as long as they aren't too over-the-top and don't interfere with the simple neckline of the dress — but Cole loves the look of classic, undulating waves. "A strapless dress showcases beautiful, sexy shoulders and the collarbone; waxy waves cascading over the shoulders are the ultimate accessory," he says.
Just as you can't really go wrong with a hairstyle for a strapless dress, there aren't many accessories you can't wear, either. "Strapless dresses are suggestive without being trashy," says Rose. "Let your accessories do the same: Keep the neck and clavicle bare, with minimal jewelry. If you're going to wear jewelry, focus on the ears, on the wrists, and on the hands."
Rebecca Taylor Lil Bit Leather Strapless Dress, $495, available at Rebecca Taylor.
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