Black and gold are two colors that look great separately and even better together.  We saw gold and black gowns at the 2012 Emmy red carpet, as well as all over the runway.  The thing about this striking color combination is that it looks great on all skin tones and it has a sophisticated vibe. To help you master this fashion trend we have our list of top 3 ways to combine black and gold.

Black and Gold Striped Dress

Whether it’s a maxi dress or a mini dress a striped black and gold dress looks sexy and classy, especially for holiday parties. If you’re thinking ehhh stripes aren’t for me, than think again. Stripes in black and gold are figure flattering and very appropriate on most body types.  Pair your striped dress with nude pumps that have a hint of shimmer and you’ll be good to go.

Gold Wide Leg Pants and a Silky Black Top

This look is great because it has a couple of variations, which make it appropriate for the office environment or a party. For the office version, opt for a dulled gold pair of pants and toss on a black blazer over your silky black blouse. For the party version of this look, loose the office blazer and go for shimmery metallic gold pants that make a bolder, sexier statement.

Black and Gold Swimsuit

We just love the look of a black and gold bikini against tan skin, the color combination is lovely.  It can be a sexy string bikini, modest yet curve hugging one piece or a sweet tankini, as long as it’s in black and gold you’re sure to look great.  Don’t forget about cover-ups as well, a gold and black swimwear cover would look super sophisticated while vacationing in the summertime.