menu
Share

What to Wear with a Purple Dress

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 10, 2021
What to Wear with a Purple Dress

Purple dresses are a great choice for a number of events, such as weddings, graduations, etc. However, it can be difficult to know what to wear with a purple dress.

In this oneHOWTO we're going to tell you what to wear with a purple dress. We'll show you what color shoes goes well with a purple dress and what other accessories you can wear with a purple dress. Keep reading to learn more!

You may also be interested in: What to Wear With a Green Dress

What color looks best with purple?

When combining shoes and bags with a purple dress, it's important to know what colors look best with purple. By understanding the best color combinations with purple, you'll be able to choose your shoes and accessories more freely and wisely. So, what color looks best with purple? Take a look at the following color combinations with purple:

  • Lilac + blue
  • Plum (dark purple) + gold
  • Purple + silver
  • Purple + cream
  • Purple + pastel pink

These color combinations with purple are all nice to the eye and help create an elegant look. However, if you're going for a more informal or casual outfit, feel free to combine purple with other colors, such as light green, baby blue or even a light yellow. When combined well it can look very beautiful and unique.

 

What to Wear with a Purple Dress - What color looks best with purple?

What shoes to wear with a purple dress

When wearing a purple dress, the best shoes to wear are heels. This is because heels will elevate your outfit, giving you an elegant look for any event, whether a wedding, graduation or birthday dinner. If you are uncomfortable with heels or you want to have a more casual look, you can also opt for flats or sandals, depending on the style of your purple dress.

Your next question may be, what color shoes should I wear with a purple dress? Here at oneHOWTO we recommend you wear purple, nude, gold, silver or black heels with a purple dress. These three colors are easy to find, combine well with purple and also allow you to style and combine it with accessories, such as handbags, earrings, rings and necklaces.

Check out the purple outfits below from celebrities wearing a purple dress with purple, nude, silver and black heels. Although these are the easiest to combine, you can also experiment by combing your purple dress with other colours.

You may also want to check out our article about how to wear a cobalt blue dress.

What to Wear with a Purple Dress - What shoes to wear with a purple dress
Image: Pinterest

What handbag to wear with a purple dress

Now that you know what shoes to wear with your purple dress, let's take a look at what handbag you can wear to match your purple dress. Here at oneHOWTO we recommend you choose a color that matches your dress or the shoes you're wearing. However, if you want to be bold, you can choose a completely different color that combines well with purple, such as the colors we mentioned in the first section of this article.

To give you a better idea, here are some handbags celebrities chose to wear when making a purple outfit. As you can see, choosing a handbag that matches the same color of your shoes is a nice option. But, you can also get a handbag that matches the same color of your dress. You can also choose a completely different color to make your outfit stand out. Which is your favorite?

If you're thinking about choosing a cross-body bag, read our article about how to wear a cross-body bag to make sure it's the best option for your outfit.

What to Wear with a Purple Dress - What handbag to wear with a purple dress
Image: Pinterest

What color lipstick should I wear with a purple dress?

When wearing a purple dress, you will also need to make sure that your make up matches your outfit. The biggest challenge will be what color lipstick you wear with your purple dress. Here at oneHOWTO we recommend you wear nude, bright pink, dark red or light purple lip stick. We also encourage you to read our article about how to choose lipstick that best fits your skin tone. This way, the lip stick you choose will be even more flattering on you!

If you want something simple that won't call too much attention, you can go for a nude lipstick with light make-up, as you can see Zendaya in the photo below. Another causal makeup look is like Rihanna's, who is wearing light purple lipstick.

On the other hand, if you want to be a little more bold, you can go for a dark red, as Selena Gomez has chosen, or a bright red color as Taylor Swift is wearing. Try them out with your purple dress and choose which one feels best for you.

What to Wear with a Purple Dress - What color lipstick should I wear with a purple dress?
Image: Pinterest

How do you accessorize a purple dress?

The finishing touch to your purple outfit will be the accessories: rings, necklaces, earrings, etc. When choosing accessories to combine with your purple dress, we recommend you try to think which would match your shoes. If you're wearing nude shoes, both gold or silver accessories will be fine. However, if you're wearing silver shoes, silver accessories will be better than gold.

When it comes to the size, length, etc. of your earrings and necklace, you will need to choose for yourself as this will depend on the dress you wear. So get all of your accessories out and try them out with your dress. Which one do you think fits best with your purple outfit? Perhaps it's the dangling earrings or a classic pearl earring. Maybe you want a nice thick necklace, or maybe no necklace works best for your dress.

We'll also leave you some examples of how celebrities chose to accessorize their purple dress so you can have more ideas and create your own outfit with your purple dress. Take a look at the styling below!

You may also be interested in our article about hair accessories for a morning wedding.

What to Wear with a Purple Dress - How do you accessorize a purple dress?

If you want to read similar articles to What to Wear with a Purple Dress, we recommend you visit our Fashion & Style category.

Write a comment

What did you think of this article?
3 comments
Carla Rogers-Spann
What color shawl would you wear to an evening wedding. I have a purple dress, silver heels and silver purse.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Carla
You could consider wearing another shade of purple with this outfit or a light pink shawl.
Rating:
maragaret
I'm wearing a purple dress to school can I wear a blue and white striped jacket with it
OneHowTo Editor
It doesn't sound like the best combination. I'd stick to the colors mentioned in this article.
Hope this helps
Joan Bynum
Please tell me what color shoes gose with a purple dress
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Joan,

As it says in the article, the perfect shoes for a purple dress can range from silver to beige, gold or color-block colors such as yellow.

Hope this helps

What to Wear with a Purple Dress
Image: Pinterest
Image: Pinterest
Image: Pinterest
1 of 6
What to Wear with a Purple Dress

Back to top