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After eyeing that fabulous sapphire blue dress for what seems like ages, you finally got up the courage to throw down the dough and buy it. Not only that, you have the perfect event to wear it to. But as you peruse your closet, you can't figure out what tights/shoe combination is going to look best with this deep purplish-blue colored dress. Don't lose hope! Try a few color combinations that will have you looking like the belle of the ball.
A gal can never go wrong with black shoes and black tights. This monochromatic combination lets your dress be the star of the party. That's because with only one color from knees to toes, the eye goes straight to your dress. If you're planning on wearing a sapphire cocktail dress in satin or silk, opt for sheer black tights and a black leather pump. If your sapphire dress is more casual, such as a long-sleeved jersey shift dress or a wrap dress, try pairing it with solid black tights and suede black boots.
A pretty jewel tone such as sapphire deserves to shine with a jewel-toned shoe. That said, try pairing your frock with a pair of pretty silver pumps and sheer pantyhose. Sheer pantyhose, you ask? Yes, those ubiquitous nude stockings that were popular in the '80s are back. Use your sheer stockings and silver shoe to add a hint of glitz to a plainer sapphire frock. For a semi-monochromatic look from knee to toe, look for nude tights that have a subtle silvery shimmer to them.
The beauty of sapphire is that it goes with both silver and gold. But just like with a silver shoe, if you want to wear tights, you're going to have to go nude. This is because pairing colored tights with a sapphire dress and a gold shoe is going to be a hot mess of too many colors. Not only that, wearing a light shoe with dark tights is a total no-no. The shoes end up stealing focus when you want the dress to be the star. Go for a closed toe gold shoe -- open toe shoes with stockings are a fashion faux pas. If you want to wear your favorite strappy gold stilettos with your sapphire dress, skip the tights and rock a bare leg.
Ladies who love to live totally in color should rock a sapphire dress with the same colored tights and shoes. Know though, that this combination isn't for the wallflower who likes to blend in. A monochromatic combination in this rich of a jewel tone is going to be a standout. Instead of going plain sapphire from head to toe, try adding a little variety. Choose a brocade sapphire dress and pair it with simple sapphire tights and a sapphire pump that has a hint of glitz to it.