Picture this: you've found the perfect blue dress, it fits just right, and it is the exact style you wanted. But, now you are unsure of what accessories you should wear with it. Should you opt for metal accessories or choose a pop of color? Fortunately for you, we've researched which color accessories you should wear with your blue dress and have some suggestions for you!
With a blue dress you should wear accessories in the following colors:
- Other blues
Now you have several colors to choose from when it comes to picking accessories for your dress. Sometimes, seeing is believing, so keep reading as we show you some image examples of each one! We'll also answer some other questions you might have about what to wear with your blue dress.
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Accessorizing A Blue Dress: What Colors To Choose!
When it comes to accessorizing an outfit, you don't have to choose only jewelry; accessories can include belts, bags, shoes, and scarves. Anything in addition to your dress is an accessory, so let's look at some examples of different colors and different items you can pair with your blue dress!
If you're trying to glam up your blue dress, silver is a great color to choose. Try accessorizing with different silver jewelry pieces, or throw on a glitzy pair of silver pumps for a classy look of elegance and style. Silver accessories can go with almost any outfit, which means you can get even more use of them than just saving them for your blue dress.
Gold, like silver, can just as easily be used with other outfits as well. Authentic gold accessories might be more pricey, and their faux counterparts aren't always the highest quality, so if you want jewelry that will last and resist the elements, you may have to drop a penny or two. Gold has always been a statement of wealth. If you opt for gold accessories, you can bet you will exude elegance and class.
Yellow is a fun way to add some sunshine to an outfit. It often signifies happiness and positivity. While this example showcases a bold, bright yellow, other shades like mustard can also work. Mustard works well with dark blues, but try googling "yellow and blue color palettes" to see which shades best match each other!
There once was a saying that "blue and green should never be seen," While this can be true for certain shades of the two colors, as you can see from this photo, it can be a visually stunning combo when paired correctly. With some shades of green and blue, you might find the two clash, so you have to be careful when opting for green accessories, but it can be done!
Try pairing your blue dress with pink accessories for a fun and feminine look. Lighter pinks will soften your look, while bold, bright pinks can help make you stand out. You don't have to overdo it either. Notice how the models in the image above chose a dainty pink belt and bag? Sometimes less is more. She always chose pink lipstick to complement the look even more.
This model opted for a pink sun hat and heels. Both models chose a similar pink to accessorize their blue dress, but the two blues are different shades. This pink is an excellent choice for any shade of blue.
Don't be afraid to try pairing your blue dress with other blue accessories. Try pairing different shades of blue together. You can create contrast in your outfit by pairing light blue accessories with a dark blue dress and vice versa. You can also match your shoes to your dress for a uniform look like in the image above!
Here are a couple of examples of how you can pair red accessories with a blue dress! As you can see, it doesn't matter whether your dress is dark or light blue; red can go well with any shade. If you want to avoid looking like you're dressed for the 4th of July, opt for a darker shade, or don't if patriotic isn't the look you're aiming for!
We included this one to give an example of less common shades of blue and red. This dusty coral red bag works perfectly with this light baby blue dress.
Complementary colors, which are opposite on the color wheel, will often pair well together in other applications. Orange is blue's complementary color which means these two will almost always work with each other.
Make a statement with this bold color pairing. Try some orange heels with an orange purse like in the image above, or for a more subtle look!
If bold colors like orange, red, and yellow aren't your thing, nude is a subtle option that can still look stylish and classy. Choosing nude accessories also allows the main focus to be the dress. So if you don't want to detract from the dress, nude is a great choice. It's also a neutral color which means it will pair well with almost any color in your wardrobe, meaning you can use it for other outfits.
A quick internet search of brown and blue together in fashion will show that this color pairing is widely and primarily used in the men's fashion world. However, that doesn't mean you cannot adapt it to work with your blue dress.
This turquoise blue dress and light brown accessories work perfectly together. It also helps that the jewelry has hints of blue to tie the look together.
What color goes well with a navy blue dress?
Most of the colors we mentioned above can go well with a navy blue dress. However, the more popular colors to pair with navy blue are red, silver, and gold.
Pink, yellow, and orange can also be good options if you want to add a more fun pop of color to your outfit. Other shades of blue and white will also work well. Be careful pairing navy with different dark colors such as black or dark green.
Does gold or silver look better with navy blue?
Both gold and silver can look stunning with navy blue, so you can't go wrong with either one. Gold will stand out against navy blue, which can promote a look of elegance and glam but silver creates a similar vibe. If there are any buttons or clasps on your dress, either silver or gold, use that to choose which metal you opt for.
Hopefully, you feel more confident about what color accessories to choose for your blue dress from reading this article. That being said, blue is a flexible color that, when done correctly, can be paired well with almost any other color. The easiest way to choose accessories is by opting for a contrasting look. Choosing contrasting colors can help you avoid an outfit that clashes with its accessories.
If in doubt, choose a metallic color such as silver and gold. Silver and gold are timeless and will work with any shade of blue to create a classy and elegant look. These colors work best for nights out or formal events, so if you're looking for a more casual pairing, choose one of the other colors, such as red, yellow, pink, or orange.
Fashion is about what makes you feel happy and confident! Don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with it!