Every woman should own a red dress. When you wear a red dress, you exude confidence and say, “Here I am!” If red is your favorite color it reflects your personality in several ways. Most likely you are an extrovert and optimist, you have strong survival instincts, people are drawn to you and you like to be the center of attention.
In every culture, there are intense associations with the color red: passion, sex, courage, beauty, purity and good luck to name a few. When used in fashion, red conveys strength and vitality that can stand alone; it can make an impact with just a single accent. It seems to be one of those colors that works well on almost anybody, day or evening and in all seasons.
But whether or not red is your color crush, it does provide a stunning backdrop for you to showcase your personal style. When styling a red dress, the common jewelry choice is often gold or silver but beaded and gemstone options add texture, color, interest and individuality to an ensemble. Let’s try on some of our favorite red dresses and see how great jewelry flatters each look.
Flaming Hot Looks with Red Dress Accessories
Traditional Doesn’t Have To Be Boring
A knee length linen dress in a classic silhouette is suitable for work or play. Enliven this timeless look with gemstone jewelry in complementary colors. Classic preppy color combinations are blue or peach with red. Our “Poppy” necklace set features peach and coral jade that sets off and softens red beautifully.
Linen Sheath Dress, AnnTaylor.com – $139
Poppy: Coral Colored Necklace Set – $68
A Clear Case For Modern Minimalism
The precise tailoring of a modern pencil dress calls for a delicate touch. Complete this sophisticated look with subtle yet striking adornment. It could be something as simple as a tiny diamond pendant on a chain and diamond studs or for an exceptional look, wear it with our “Nugget” necklace. Clear accessories are trending this season and these floating quartz nuggets on sterling silver chain are simply captivating.
Styled For Spring Romance
The artisanal details and graceful lines of this romantic dress reflect a bohemian spirit. Enhance its exotic charm with an enticing piece of jewelry. “Holly” long dangle earrings would add movement and sass to the ensemble; or the “Dancer” necklace would heighten its flirty and feminine allure.
Cybele Hand-crocheted Dress, PeruvianConnection.com – $598
Holly Whimsicals: Red Dangle Earrings – $40
Dancer: Cranberry Pearl Twist – $65
High Fashion Flair
The cosmopolitan style of a bold red jumpsuit requires jewelry that matches its drama. Pair it with a graphic design for a jet-set statement. “Harlequin’s” over-sized agate and metallic pyrite gemstones create a dynamic and polished look.
Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, KarenMillen.com – $240
Harlequin: High Fashion Necklace Set – $98
Sail Through Spring In Style
A linen shift dress with sweet button-hem details has a darling nautical tone. Elevate this casual outfit with appealing accessories that augment the maritime theme. A smart bag in rich red leather adds a touch of luxury. Our “Fiesta” necklace set anchors texture and artistry together in a lively seafaring palette. Linen Buttoned-Hem Dress, Jjill.com – $99
Tassel Mini-Bucket Bag, KarenMillen.com – $250
Fiesta: Lampwork Glass Necklace Set – $68
Get Swept Away With Beach Chic
This flowing maxi-dress blends red into a sunset print. Complement its mixed palette with jewelry in one of its dreamy colors. Our “Sargasso” necklace accentuates its ethereal blue color; it’s a serene gemstone necklace that radiates an oceanic vibe, harmonizing earth, sea and sky.
Mauna Loa Dress, SundanceCatalog.com – $188
Sargasso: Blue Calcite Necklace – $59
No matter your sartorial style, there’s a place in every woman’s wardrobe for a red dress and fabulous distinctive jewelry. Which look fits your style?
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