What Color Accessories Go With a Magenta Dress?

Actress Freida Pinto makes stunning use of gold accessories with her magenta gown.

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A magenta dress is a show-stopping choice for a stunning entrance. This plum-gone-wild hue has been all over the red carpet to great effect. While you may have fallen in love with the idea of sporting a fuchsia frock, choosing the right accessories can be a stumbling block. You can move beyond basic black and still look like you have your own stylist on retainer.

Black and Nude

Wearing a bold magenta dress may be enough of a fashion risk for one outing. If this is the case, opt for effortless black or nude accessories to pull together a polished look. A black heel and a simple clutch in matte satin or patent leather will set off the bright color of your dress and ease any worries about clashing colors. If you want an "undone" beach-y vibe, try nude sandals and a neutral bag in linen or raffia.

Gold

Gold accessories with a magenta dress will give a regal sheen to your colorful gown. For a truly enchanted evening, pair strappy gilded sandals and a tasseled gold bag, belt or earrings with your fuchsia dress to spin an unforgettable Bollywood princess fantasy. If it's a chilly night, add a lightweight wrap or cardigan with a bit of gold shimmer.

Silver

Silver paired with a magenta dress is a natural for special holidays like Christmas, New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day. Try this playful metallic in sky-high pumps, stacked bangles or chandelier earrings. A silver evening bag in satin or sequins will give your chic chemise the sparkle of a starlit night and let your confidence shine brightly.

Color Play

For a daytime splash of mood-boosting color, pair a simple magenta sheath with a bright platform pump in deep purple, lime green or juicy orange. If you prefer neutral footwear, add a jolt of color with jewel-toned Lucite cuffs or a chunky statement necklace of turquoise, amber or amethyst beads. This look is a great antidote for the Monday blues or an overcast day.

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