Plum is one of those stunning colors that you don’t always see or wear, but whenever you wear that plum dress, you cannot help but feel like you are on top of the world and the most stunning lady in the room.
And it all makes sense because this darker version of the red-purple color is a color that is associated with royalty. It is a luxurious color that is not just uplifting but also romantic. And when you wear a plum dress, you have to be graceful, confident, and bold.
But also, you have to accessorize your plum dress right; and for many lovers of plum, accessorizing their dresses is sometimes a challenge, and therefore stick to the simple and traditional stud earrings look. But what if you had the option to accessorize that plum dress with jewelry in other colors and still look elegant?
Well, this article is exactly what you needed for guidance on how to accessorize your plum dresses with colorful jewelry. So, keep reading for these bold tips.
What color jewelry to wear with the plum dress?
Metallic jewelry for plum dress
If you are looking for jewelry box staples that will work great for your plum dress and most other outfits, you may want to get more of the metallic gold and bronze earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Regardless of the depth of the plum color for your dress, gold and bronze, as well as bronze jewelry, will always look great on you. The best part is that you could wear gold or golden-hued necklace or earrings in any shape or size. Gold or golden hoops, dangle earrings, studs, etc., will all look great with your plum dress.
For an off-shoulder plum dress, you will look great in a gold bib necklace with crystals to cover most of the bare chest and to create a more coordinated and balanced look.
Silver is also a good color for plum dresses. Also, white gold and diamond pieces blend well with plum dresses.
Choosing colorful jewelry to accessorize your plum dress with
Just because plum is a bold color, it doesn’t mean that you have to stick to jewelry and accessories in muted colors. Even though gold and gold-toned jewelry looks great and make for a look that is safe and easy to pull off, you can still go for the bolder colors.
Here are ideas for the colors that go well with plum.
Other colors that go well with bold – include olive green, dark beige, gray, marigold yellow, and chartreuse. The yellow ochre and, as mentioned above, metallic gold colors will look great with your plum dress, as long as the bold-colored pieces do not overpower or compete with the plum.
Therefore, it means that if you go for the accessories in bolder and brighter colors, size is important, and you should try to keep the accessories small.
Grays also look great with the plum dress but stick with the light heather gray or even charcoal gray.
Size of the colored jewelry
While most jewelry options you already have at home will work well with your plum dress, it’s important to remember that balance is essential in creating a more balanced and elegant look.
You also need to know when to wear small pieces of jewelry or larger, chunkier pieces.
The general consensus is that if you are going for that simple plum dress, you could give it a dressier look with a chunky bracelet and a pair of large earrings.
Just make sure that the colors of the accessories and your dress and even shoes are not in the same shade.
Go for a different bold color that matches plum for a nice contrast.
Dress for the occasion
If you are dressing up in a plum dress for a casual event, you get to go all out with large, bold pieces of jewelry like earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, as long as the pieces balance well with each other. In other words, if you are going for a large bib necklace for the sleeveless dress or a delicate gold chain with the off-shoulder dress, you’d have to wear stud earrings and dangle earrings for these respective necklines.
And with these two jewelry options covered, you can skip the bracelets; maybe just have a watch on or one dainty bracelet. Never overdo it.
For formal events like weddings, you should stick to subtle pieces of jewelry. Again, the gold-toned jewelry will look great with the plum gown or flowy dress. Keep the earrings and the bracelets simple too, a plain gold chain is oftentimes enough.
Remember that the event notwithstanding, a sophisticated dress will always need the simplest jewelry.
Bolder colors of jewelry for plum dress
Some color schemes work really well with plum; others don’t. And because of the depth of this color, it can be a little challenging to choose the right jewelry for the dress, which is why it’s important to keep your accessories simple.
If you are audacious, however, you could get accessories in the following colors:
Light pink – if you think about it, light pink is not an unexpected color to go with plum. It might not be a color of choice for most people, but light pink looks great with plum because it enhances and blends well with the red in the plum. Don’t go for the extra big and chunky light pink earrings and necklaces, though – you wouldn’t want to take the attention away from your lush and elegant dress or look gaudy. So, stick to small pieces of pink like small crystals for the dangle earrings or pendant necklace and light pink stones for the stud earrings.
Olive Green – this is more of an unexpected color that blends with plum, and you may like it because olive green actually makes the plum look more luscious. If dressing up for a cocktail or formal evening party, you could create the perfect look of sophistication by wearing an olive green cocktail ring or necklace with olive green elements.
Gray and beige – these two colors are ideal for you if you are going for a natural look. These colors are simple to pull off for formal or casual events, and you wouldn’t have to worry about messing things up.
Mustard yellow – this is a color recommendation for the real bold individuals, and we recommend it for you if you are looking to go all out, and you are not afraid of color. Just make sure that the colors balance and don’t go too big on the mustard yellow because it will overpower the plum, which in this case, is the focus color. Mustard yellow makes a nice accent, but keep this yellow hue minimal with earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Well, a small mustard yellow clutch would look great if you are in a gown or want to keep things dramatic and fun.
Black – you cannot go wrong with black jewelry when dressed in a plum dress, regardless of the design of the dress or the length. Black, like gold, will always look good with plum.
Regardless of the colors of the accessories and jewelry that you choose for your plum dress, you need to make sure that the elements of the dress and the jewelry blend well with each other and that none of the pieces overwhelm others.
In addition to creating balance and cohesion between the dress and jewelry, think of everything else you will have on.
The shoes cannot match the dress, and you should stick to neutral colors for the shoes. The clutch or handbag and belt could be colorful but not too big to make you look like a clown or an overdressed mess.
So, be subtle, stylish, and don’t forget that confidence is that one accessory that will always make you look stunning.
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.