When we think silver, we think glitter, shine, sparkle, and other adjectives that have a gleam about them. If you have any apprehensions about bling, then you also dissuade yourself from wearing the color. But throw caution to the wind and take a risk. We tell you how you can style and accessorize a silver dress, without looking like a Christmas tree.
The Wrong Side of Silver
While wearing a bright tone with a cool shade like silver can seem tempting, resist the devil’s voice in your ear. Warm tones tend to clash violently with silver. To be on the safe side, it is always better to opt for a cool tone like blue. If you do want to opt for a red tone, then wear red lipstick with blue undertones for the right amount of color.
From partying the night away in a sequined silver number to wearing a dull silver dress to a bridal shower, dresses in this metallic shade can be made to work for a variety of events where you need to dress up and showcase your best. But there is a cautionary warning. Silver can be a tough color to wear. You need oodles of confidence and the right occasion to pull it off with panache.
Having said that, styling a dress in this color is not as difficult as it seems. The key to be the center of attention (for all the right reasons) is to keep it simple. It also depends on the fabric that your dress is made of; depending on whether your outfit has a glossy finish or a matte one, your style of accessorizing needs to differ. If your dress is big, bright, and shiny, then remember that you need minimalistic accessories. Keep the jewelry elegant. Big and ostentatious jewelry can be your downfall. You can also tone down the look by teaming it with neutral colors such as black and white.
If you can’t picture an outfit, then here are our top picks for colors you can wear with silver. This visual inspiration is sure to get the stylist in you working overtime to assemble the right ensemble.
Complement Silver with Silver Accessorize
On paper, accessorizing a silver dress with silver may seem a tad overdone. But in reality, this is the combination that works best. In fact, a completely silver look can be quite elegant. Try this with a sequined dress in a shimmering hue. Ensure that your accessories are from the same shade family. Stick to simple, minimalistic options to highlight its elegance.
Class it up with Black
Black and silver accessories are a globally accepted combination with a silver dress. With a neutral color like black, the entire outfit is toned down a bit, which at some events can be necessary. Of course, black in no way means boring. So, instead of plain matte-finish shoes, opt for heels with a bit of shimmer. Texture and pattern can be a great way of adding interest to the outfit.
Add Glitz with Gold
This option is not for the feeble-hearted. If you think you can pull this look off, then we tip our hats to you, ‘coz if worn well, this can be a show-stopper of an ensemble. Just remember to dull down the hues a little. Instead of yellow gold accessories, opt for pale gold jewelry. Two-toned jewelry, which is all the rage as of now, can be your best friend if you are planning to don this look.
Bejewel the Look with Blue
If you are looking at adding some color to your outfit, and don’t want to come across as an ice maiden (not proverbial), then tone it up with jewel tones like sapphire or turquoise. When accessorizing with another color, remember to stick to cool tones like blue or blue-tinted purples, as these complement silver tones. Avoid wearing warm colors like red, yellow, or orange.
There you have it; four gorgeously brilliant colors and shades that work beautifully with a silver dress. When wearing an outfit in this shade, confidence is the key. Without that little accessory, your whole look may fall flat. Your outfit, after all, can only be as stylish on the outside as you feel on the inside.