What to Wear With a Cobalt Blue Dress

Overview

Cobalt blue dresses pop with power and presence. The gentle swing of a skirt really softens the deep electric blue for a look that is all raw femininity. Such a bold color works best when paired with other hues that bring out its magnetism and versatility. Add a little zing or temper down the impact with shoes, stockings, chunky bracelets or earrings that complement that beautiful blue dress.

Basic Black

Once upon a time, someone started an ugly rumor that black and blue don't go together. Not true for cobalt! Your bright blue dress looks phenomenal with black, the color that really does go with everything. Try high black boots for a cobalt dress with simple lines. If you have a little more fluff or ruffle to your silhouette, a wide black headband or black tights attracts all eyeballs. Don't worry about overpowering your dress. Black is a strong color, too, but your cobalt can take it.

Neutrals

Neutrals soften the electric pow of cobalt, so that you can take it to the office or to more conservative events. A white belt and white enamel jewelry diffuse the forwardness of cobalt and add fresh innocence. Try white nail polish, too, for a contemporary preppy look. Find a new side to your cobalt dress with gray accents. Gray eye shadow and eyeliner offer delicate sophistication, while gray stockings and shoes make your legs go on for mile after refined mile.

Brights

Brights don't have to compete with your cobalt dress. Keep accents to a minimum and you'll find that even juicy colors like hot pink and bright red add fanfare to cobalt. Go for a young, verdant look with green touches, too -- anything from kelly green to fluorescent lime can take a cobalt dress from natty to hip. Belts, nail polish, chunky jewelry and even shoes dole up plenty of opportunities for you to maximize your impact.

Metallic

Style your cobalt blue dress up or down with metallic accessories. Shimmery gold and sparkling silver can contribute to a conservative, almost military look or knock everyone's socks off with glittering star power. Start with jewelry. Dramatic earrings add sizzle to cobalt boldness. A large cocktail ring, bejeweled or not, keeps the impact going. Look for buttons and brooches to highlight your blue. For serious glamour, try a metallic woven shrug or shawl.

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