A Red Dress, Jewelry, and You
A red dress, whether it’s a long maxi or a little black dress, is one of the most iconic pieces of clothing in any wardrobe. To get the most out of this gorgeous and daring color, it’s a good idea to underscore it with the right accessories.
The Power of the Red Dress: Everything You Need to Know about Choosing the Perfect Jewelry
Making a dramatic entrance in a scarlet, cerise, or bright crimson gown is a classic way to exude power and captivate attention—especially when it’s paired with jewelry and makeup chosen well for the impact.
Here’s the thing, though. The vivid and attention-grabbing hue of red is usually enough of a statement on its own. How should you be accessorizing then?
The classic feminine way would be choosing timeless, old money type of jewelry is the secret to making a lasting impression. That’s all to avoid overwhelming your red dress.
Meghan dress by Baltic Born
I think that’s a great idea, but let’s not forget that dainty jewelry can be stacked and made into a pretty good statement of its own. PLain metal stacks can still highlight and complement the look without overpowering it.
There are bolder, aesthetic ways to style a red dress as well
And this is a place for indie aesthetics, so let’s get on with that.
If you opt for a bolder look, play with color contrasts and stack jewelry, such as multiple necklaces of varying lengths for a layered effect, or stacks of giant bangle bracelets.
One still minimalist but much more daring choice would be to wear a red dress with a body harness over it. There are harnesses made of fine gold or silver link chains, as well as tinted metallic ones.
For a bold but still somehow classic look, definitely go chunky. Chunky chain necklaces, larger-than-life statement pendants, and layers of intricately designed chandelier earrings are carefree and conversational trends that pair perfectly with simpler red dresses.
Then for that party look, look into body chains that go on your shoulders. Body chains in the shape of flowy shoulder pads look stunning with strapless red dresses.
It’s not like you can wear some of those with a black or any kind of dark dress - it would evoke a police uniform.
You can also go for an edgy boho or ethnic vibe. Statement jewelry with a more laid-back feel - tribal necklaces, chunky rings, or arm cuffs - are perfect for adding a bit of an alternative flair to any red dress. For a more subtle yet stylish effect, you can go for an ethnic bracelet or a statement pendant necklace stack.
Depending on the formality of the occasion, maybe look even into statement feather earrings.
Natural feather earrings via Etsy: UrbanBirdFeathers
Just like celebrities, you can also experiment and find the perfect pairings for your red dress. From classic earrings and necklaces to dainty rings and chunky statement jewels, there is jewelry out there that will help you make the most of your red dress and have you looking picture perfect. All you have to do is find the pieces that best reflect your style and go for it.
When it comes to adorning a red dress, the best way to let your vibrant piece of apparel take the spotlight is to stick to daintier accessories. With subtle, white metal-toned or sparkly accents, you’ll be able to balance the boldness of color and maintain an elegant, chic look. Silver and diamond jewelry is always a popular choice for a festive night out look, with subtle diamond accents to enhance the sparkle. You can opt for a necklace, a pendant and earring set, dainty stacking bracelets, or even an ankle bracelet for a bohemian touch.
You don’t have to break the bank to find the perfect jewelry for your red dress. You’ll be surprised with the variety of style-savvy designer options that are available on Etsy. Whether you’re selecting a necklace, a pair of earrings, or a set of stacking bracelets, you can create elegant combinations with your favorite pieces of jewelry that will outshine the boldness of a red dress. All you need to familiarize yourself with the latest trends and show off your personal style with the perfect accessory.