Last night at the 2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards, Busy Philipps wore a sexy plunging black gown, but it was her Irene Neuwirth boulder necklace that really stole the show. Even if we're not attending fabulous red-carpet affairs, we all have black dresses that are in dire need of accessorizing. Whether your black dress is plunging like Busy's — here is something supersimilar by Issa ($588) — or it's high-neck, strapless, or any other style, it will get a major injection of life the next time you go out when you select one of our handpicked statement necklaces below.
While debuting her perfume in London, Dita Von Teese chose plunging-neckline gowns on two occasions. The first one, a forest-green number by Herve L. Leroux, was for the daytime photocall, while the gold lamé gown was for an evening soiree. Plunging gowns can veer toward cheesy, but Dita's selections prove that they can also be super sophisticated if the cut and color are right. Inspired by Dita's, we set out to find equally chic plunging dresses for all your upcoming soirees. There's everything from bright red to sequined to leopard print to sexy black. Step inside to see and shop them all.