How to Wear Black and Gold Dress: 15 Top Outfit Ideas

best black and gold dress outfits

Having talked about a lot of black dresses and gold dresses in other blog posts already, I decided to explore what happens when the color of black and gold are put together. I admit that it is a little adventurous to wear a black and gold dress for a cocktail party or a prom, but that’s exactly where the fun comes from. I am not asking you to wear such a unique dress everytime you go to a party, but do it occasionally to give your friends a nice surprise. Afterall, such a dress is unique and beautiful at the same time. To help you dance around the edge of your comfort zone, I am going to share with you some of the best black and gold dress outfit ideas. Let’s dive right in.

Black and Gold Long Sleeve Floral Bodycon Dress


To start off the list, I am going to show you an absolutely unique dress that has some traditional Chinese style detail. It is a black long sleeve bodycon dress with some gold floral pattern. Simply wear it with black heels to complete the eye catching outfit.

Black Sequin Sheath Dress with Gold Random Stripes

black sequin sheath dress gold random stripes

It is no surprise that I am going to mention a sequin dress as a it often comes in the form of a black dress or a gold dress. This is a stylish black sequin sheath dress that has some random curly gold stripes. A pair of nude heeled sandals would be the perfect choice for shoes.

Black Fit and Flare Mini Dress with Gold Cute Pattern

black fit and flare mini dress gold cute pattern

When I see this cute dress, it simply caught my attention and I just have to put it here on the list, regardless of whether some of you may think that this is simply “too cute”. It is a black fit and flare dress that comes with some gold animal-shaped pattern. To be consistent with the cute look, wear black ballet flats instead of heels.

Half Sleeve Gold and Black Sequin Bodycon Dress

half sleeve gold and black sequin bodycon dress

This outfit is a stunning one that has gold and black applied to all the pieces. To achieve this remarkable look, you can wear a gold and black sequin bodycon dress with a pair of black open toe heels that comes with gold ankle straps. Push the envelope even further by wearing a black and gold clutch purse.

Strapless Black Flare Dress with Subtle Gold Element

strapless black flare dress subtle gold element

If you are still a little hesitant to wear the above mentioned super high profile dresses, here is a black and gold dress is much more low key and you can feel very comfortable wearing it for a cocktail party. It is a strapless black flare dress that comes with just a little bit of gold element near the bottom edge of the dress. Simply pair the dress with black ankle strap open toe heels to complete this gorgeous and naturally looking outfit.

Gold, Black and White Striped Sleeveless Flare Dress

gold black white striped sleeveless flare dress

Here is another casual looking dress that should be well within your comfort zone. It is a gold, black and white striped flare dress. You can simply wear it with black heels. You can even wear it as a street outfit and you won’t feel awkward at all.

Gold and Black Strapless Mermaid Dress

gold and black strapless mermaid dress

For an absolutely elegant and gorgeous look that would make you shine in a prom, you can wear this gold and black strapless mermaid dress. To add an extra touch of elegance, wear gold statement earrings that match perfectly with the dress.

Wear with Black Leather Jacket

black leather jacket outfit

What jacket should I wear with a black and gold dress. Up to this point, I still haven’t answered the question but I am pretty sure that you may have already guesses the answer. The answer is the black leather jacket, the type of jacket that I call the most versatile jacket. As an example of such outfit, simply wear a black leather jacket with a black sheath dress that comes with some gold floral pattern. Complete the outfit with stockings and black leather ankle boots.

Black Knee Length Halter Dress with Gold Tribal Pattern

black knee length halter dress gold tribal pattern

I just have to say that I absolutely love this black halter dress that comes with some gold tribal pattern. I love the idea of being low-key beautiful and looking good without showing much skin. I think this dress could help you achieve just that. The tribal pattern can bring out the artistic character in you. Simply pair the dress with black ankle strap open toe heels.

Gold Collar Black Bodycon Mini Dress with Cutouts

gold collar black bodycon mini dress with cutouts

This gold-collar black bodycon dress has some nifty cutouts just above the chest area. I like how the dress is so subtly sexy. Simply pair the dress with nude heeled sandals to complete this elegant and natural looking outfit.

Black Sleeveless Shift Dress with Wide Gold Belt

black sleeveless shift dress wide gold belt

If you are looking for a black and gold dress that is casual enough the you can wear it naturally as a business casual outfit, you may want to consider this black shift dress that comes with a wide gold belt. For the shoes, wear nude open toe heels would make the outfit very appropriate for work.

Black Semi-Sheer Chiffon Tulle Dress with Gold Tribal Pattern

black semi sheer chiffon tulle dress gold tribal pattern

This is a chiffon black tulle dress that has some gold tribal pattern. It also has semi-sheer sleeves that make the dress look even more elegant. Wear black heels to complete this relatively mature look.

Two-Toned Crew Neck Tulle Dress

two toned crew neck tulle dress

Here is a natural looking two-toned dress with the gold and black halter top upper part and the tulle chiffon skirt lower part. It is a great choice for a cocktail party if you want to look both lovely and elegant.

Gold Bodycon Mini Dress with Subtle Black Pattern

gold bodycon mini dress subtle black pattern

This is almost an all-gold look except that is has some subtle black pattern in the gold dress. To achieve this sexy and stunning look, simply wear this gold bodycon dress with gold boho style heeled sandals.

Gold Shift Dress with Black Semi-Sheer Overlay

gold shift dress black semi sheer overlay

This is a low key gold shift dress as the gold layer is covered by a black semi-sheer chiffon layer. To complete this outfit in a ladylike fashion, wear black knee high suede boots.

I hope that this variety of black and gold dresses that range from casual dresses to super high profile fancy dresses does inspire you to come up with your outfit idea for the next party you go to. Let’s have fun playing some trial and error game. Dance around the edge of your comfort zone and you can slowly expand it.