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How to Accessorize a Coral Dress

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: December 22, 2020
How to Accessorize a Coral Dress

Coral is a spectacular color, in part due to its restraint. It isn't as loud as a hot pink or similar. Instead, it is understated, versatile and intimates class. This is one of the reasons so many dresses are made out of coral material. Although more common in casual dresses, it is also becoming more popular for wedding dresses and other formal occasions. If you have your heart set on getting a coral dress, you will need to know the perfect coral dress accessories. At oneHOWTO, we explain all you need to know about how to accessorize a coral dress.

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Colors that go with a coral dress

When combining colors in clothes, it is helpful to take a look at the color chart. There are many options to choose from, but some simply go better than others. These are colors that will look good to accessorize a coral dress, though there are other things you should take into account.

  • Light grey
  • Aqua green
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Navy blue
  • Mint green
  • Gold
  • White
  • Black
  • Plum purple
  • Nude
  • Teal

Teal is perhaps the best known color match to coral pink as it is its contemporary color. However, we need bear in mind that there are different variations of the color coral. This can be a deeper, almost salmon colored coral, or a lighter pink coral.

The amount and strength of each color you use with a coral dress is very important. Color coordination is advised especially when you want to combine more than two colors. In general, you can use another bright color in two accessories and combine them with a third more neutral colors such as white, teal, nude, grey or black.

What to wear with a coral dress at a wedding

As this is a pretty common color to wear at a wedding, whether you are a guest or a bridesmaid, we're going to show you what to wear with a coral dress at a wedding. Accessorizing a coral wedding dress for the bridal party may be up to the bride, so make sure you speak to them about you choose.

On such an occasion, we'd advise you to be cautious and don't go for brighter colors to combine with a coral dress. This is why the best choice in our opinion is to go for nude color accessories and leave metallic colors such as gold or silver for discreet jewelry. You can use another type of coral, but use a deeper tone to accessories with coral bridesmaid dresses.

If it is a morning wedding and want to wear hair accessories, we advise you to combine the accessory with the color of your handbag or clutch, which can range from gold, white, grey to a subtle tinge of aqua blue.

If it's getting cold or need something to cover up for the church ceremony, we advise you to combine your coral dress with a pashmina in the same tone of coral. You can also go for a light grey color or chocolate brown too.

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What colour jacket to wear with coral dress?

Whichever jackets and accessories you choose, one of the best colors to match coral is coral itself. You can opt for a total look in that color, giving hints of coral in your makeup or accessories.

A black and white striped or patterned jacket or open blazer is also a great option for office wear, classy but not too boring. If not, the coral works well with brown and beige tones. Beige is a neutral color that does not eclipse the star of your outfit, your coral dress. You can even use lace accessories for a coral dress, if you have something that goes over the chest.

If you want to give your coral dress a more casual style, you can also mix it with denim. A denim jacket will make your dress look much more modern and give you a younger look. Denim jackets are great for a casual coral dress, but should be avoided if you are doing something more formal.

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What color jewelry goes with a coral dress?

Other colours that match the color are the aqua green, turquoise, fuchsia or purple. These colors are also very trendy and allow very daring combinations. A chunky aqua green necklace is a great accessory if your dress is basic and will give you that extra character you need. You can also combine this color with golden accessories.

Basic colors like white or black are always safe options and will make you look expensive, even on a budget. You can combine them with any other color above to give an extra touch.

And when it comes to accessories a good solution that goes with a coral dress is gold. Try wearing a long and simple golden necklace or pendent and a couple of chunky, golden bangles. You'll look flawless!

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What color handbag goes with a coral dress?

The perfect handbag for your coral dress will depend entirely on the rest of your accessories. Go for metallic colors if you're wearing gold or silver or neutral colors if this is what you're wearing. Also, if your handbag with a coral dress has any metal, make sure it also matches your jewelry.

However, another great option that's great, especially for the summer months is to combine your coral dress with a wicker bag, it will look gorgeous! Ensure you choose something which goes with your other accessories, ideally matching your shoes where possible.

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What color shoes go with a coral dress?

Sometimes, such as during summer festivities, all you need to wear with a coral dress is a good pair of shoes. If you wonder what shoes you can wear with a coral dress you should know that nude, gold, black or - for those with a flare - teal, are some of the best answers.

When thinking of what color shoes go with a coral dress, we also need to consider the style. If we have a casual coral dress, you can choose to go for trainers if they are in good condition. Unfortunately, coral is not the most common color for trainers, so bright white trainers will substitute well. For something more formal, matching coral pumps can work, but so too can some tasteful gold shoes.

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Other accessories for a coral dress

The rest of the accessories depend on the style of coral dress. For example, if you have a one shoulder dress, you should choose accessories which accentuate the right side. This is the same if you choose a different color for your dress. Check out our article on how to accessorize a blue dress to learn more.

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I have a coral dress that's long in the back an short in the front, knee length. Can I wear a short black jacket. What about shoes..

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Hi Lisa
We always recommend wearing light brown heels or sandals with a flowing coral dress. And a light long black jacket should work too!
Fantastic! really helpful, love these ideas for my coral dress
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