October 4, 2018

What nail colour goes best with a red dress?


Are red nails always the best choice for a red dress?

Well, it all depends on the dress itself, the occasion, and your accessories!

You attend your first formal dance at university.

And you’ve bought the most delectable red, off-the-shoulder dress, floor length, with a high – low hemline.

It is beautiful, yet sexy, and the perfect vehicle to bring out your inner princess, and your inner vixen.

You want to convey your desirability to all the handsome, single men in the room.

Now glam up your outfit with perfectly matching red nails.

Red nails come in many different reds…a quick guide look at your red dress. Find out whether the red tone is bluish or yellowish – have a good look what red dress you’ve bought.

If your red dress has a yellow undertone, then match same red with yellowish red nails. You’ll see difference once you compare reds together.

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Different Occasions, Different Personalities

On the other hand the nail colour that best suits your red dress is usually heavily influenced by the event that you are attending.

If you are going to church, a wedding, shower, or a brunch, you will probably favor a classic look, steeped in elegance.

But, if you are at the club dancing, or attending an evening formal, then it is more about standing out and showing off your radiance.

You would want to shine and show off your timeless glamour!

Match Your Accessories and Shoes

If you are down playing your red dress for a more demure gathering, pairing it with a neutral or black handbag and pair of shoes is a start.

However, to finish the look, you should match your nails to the shoe and bag color as close as possible, and you will look well put together.

Or, if you want to spice it up, try bold accessories like a chunky gold or silver necklace with matching shoes and tinge your talons accordingly!

Back to Basics…and Nudes

For a look of refined class, you should tone down nails with only a hint of colour.

Try pale pink, nude,  sheer pink or a chocolate kissed beige if you have a darker complexion.

Even a French tip, or a basic black or white will complement a sophisticated red frock without overpowering it.

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Metallics and Glitter

If you want to make a dazzling statement, try metallic golds and silvers with mirror finishes.

This can especially work well if you have metallic highlights in your dress or you are wearing silver or gold rings and bracelets.

Even bronze mirrored polish matches the scarlet tones of a red dress perfectly.

Or, if you find that to be too dramatic, try a sparkly glitter infused clear overlay over a solid white, black, or French manicure or go for holographic nail polish.

Together the colours will pop vividly.

Go Bold!

Remember, red nails certainly make a statement, and the vibrant hue is definitely the go-to when wanting a make a sexy splash in a red dress, but it is not your only bold-coloured option.

You can always run with other jewel tones, such as a bright blue, emerald green or a deep purple.

Or, you can use other warm-based hues, such as fuchsia or orange to create a dynamic contrast.

If you do go with red, however, make sure it is a pretty even match with your dress, and, if it’s not, spread some glitter over your crimson tips and no one will even notice the difference!

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