What Jewelry Will Match With a Nude Dress?

Actress Felicity Jones wore a nude dress to the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala on October 24, 2011, in Beverly Hills, California.

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The only way to wear your dress this season is in nude, blush and champagne tones. Gorgeously feminine and subtly understated, a staple nude dress can effortlessly comes to life with some standout sparkly pieces. Skip the bright color-blocking trend and opt for pearls, diamonds and clear gemstones. Pieces in gold and silver are a surefire means of showing off that barely-there hue to its full potential. From a cute cuff to a classic cocktail ring, pick one key accessory to pull your look together.

Cute Cuff

Thanks to your simple, clean nude-color dress you can have some serious fun with your wrist candy. Make a statement with a bold, embellished cuff to keep your outfit looking fresh and modern. Wear your cuff higher up your arm for a gorgeous Grecian feel. If a cuff is pushing your fashion boundaries a little too far, try a collection of thin gold bangles instead. Stick to muted gold or silver tones to complement your subtle wardrobe choice.

Elegant Earrings

Keep the attention on your pretty face by rocking a pair of dangly earrings. Choose statement earrings or a bold necklace, but never both together. Simple pearl studs are a foolproof option that you can team with any style of nude dress. Tim Gunn, celebrity mentor on Project Runway, recommends investing in pearls rather than diamonds. Gunn believes pearls possess the wow factor at a fraction of the cost of diamonds. If you want to pack a punch, sparkly drop earrings should be your go-to option.

Classic Cocktail Ring

Every gal should own at least one cocktail ring that rocks with any outfit. Statement cocktail rings don’t pretend to be grand or expensive, but they do add personality and fun to your look. Try a cocktail ring with a faux pearl stone and crystal embellishments for a fun and flirty finish. Choose one simple cocktail ring in place of your usual occasion bracelet to change up your look. Vintage and thrift stores are great places to find unique one-offs that will really give your look the edge.

Flirty Necklace

A standout necklace can make or break your entire outfit. Work with the neckline of your nude dress to get the balance right. If your dress has a high neck, keep your necklace opera length (26 to 36 inches) for the best results. Gals with strapless nude dresses should rock a sparkly choker for a limelight-stealing look. If your dress is halter, skip the necklace altogether and work a pair of standout earrings instead.

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