After your last break-up, it took you a long time to get back into the dating scene. You were so nervous because you were with your ex for over three years and it just didn’t work out the way you thought it would, yet you were comfortable around him and you knew what to expect. However, your new escort is a new presence in your life, and you want to impress him. You just know you can not go wrong with a little black dress, but you are sure how to style your nails. You figure that since you are seeing a play, a classic ivory to match your pearls is in order.
Here are more nail colour ideas when wearing black outfit.
Is white the perfect choice for all black dresses? Of course, not! It all depends on the event and the style you want to convey.
Different Events and Different Moods
You may be planning on wearing a satin, flowing ensemble to host a brunch for your best friend’s baby shower, or you may be considering an appropriate power suit for a crucial meeting at work. What do both outfits have in common? They are both basic black, but they couldn’t be more different. You wouldn’t wear the same shoes and jewelry to both events, so you should also change up your nails depending on the dress’s style and the occasion.
Nudes and Whites
White nails and a black frock will always ring as classic and refined. The color complements the dress without detracting from it and works well with subtle make-up, such as light pink gloss and silver-tinged eyeshadow. You can try a solid white or an irridescent hue that is reminiscent of pearl, or any other pastel creme. You can even add a touch of gray in the mix to off-set the severity of the black in the dress, or jazz it up with a silver holographic if you feel that grey is too plain.
Shades of Red
There is real power in classic cherry red nail polish. Trends may come and go, but red will always be here to stay! For evening, try a deeper shade of scarlet, such as cranberry or a deep burgundy. Candy apple red is fun, but deep maroon and plum shades promote such a sexy, mysterious vibe when paired with a red dress, that they are my go-to for first dates. Top them with a clear lacquer top coat for extra shine and to prevent chipping.
Something Completely Different
Sometimes a bold manicure can really bring out the life in your simple little black dress. If you like taking style risks, truly any color can match a black dress except for black itself. Perhaps pale yellows may distract from your outfit, but sometimes a simple lavender, electric blue, or mint green can add personality to an otherwise common wardrobe staple. After all, almost everyone would default to a red or pink hue.
Another way to stand out is to paint your toes in a basic red, while adorning your fingers with a classic French manicure. The contrast is vibrant, yet not unheard of. Just think, no one ever said that all 20 nails had to match!
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