A bold red dress is an undeniable fashion statement. Red is a show-stopping colour, and you’re sure to stand out from the crowd in the very best way – especially when you’ve paired your mesmerising dress with some incredible accessories! Once you’ve settled on your outfit for the night ahead, the next thing to consider is what jewellery goes with a red dress.


That’s right, it’s time to dive into your glittering jewellery box to find the perfect accessories and complete the outfit of your dreams!


Does gold or silver look better with a red dress?


First things first, what colour of metal works best with the bold red look? Well, it all comes down to what effect you’re aiming to achieve. Warm golden tones are sure to complement a red dress wonderfully and a touch of vintage Hollywood glamour to your ensemble.


Silver and white gold, on the other hand, will modernise your look and add some extra shine. White gold and white accessories will give your look a light and fresh look, especially when paired with some subtly sparkling pave set diamonds. For an unstated yet gorgeous look, a simple white gold tennis bracelet or choker will complement a simple red dress perfectly.


Which gemstones match a red dress?


Now that you’ve decided upon the best metal colour for the occasion, it’s time to turn your mind to the gemstones. Like with the metal colour, different gemstones can create different dynamic looks, so it all depends on what you’re aiming for and what kind of event you’re attending.


That said, here are some of our favourite pairings for a red dress:


Lustrous pearls


For an effortlessly elegant look that exudes class, you can’t go wrong with pairing a red dress with pearls. Simple pearl earrings or a single strand pearl necklace will add elegance to your look without drawing too much attention from the main event: the dress. This combination could work for both an evening or a day look – a simple and structured red dress with pearl earrings is a certified versatile look.


Sparkling rubies


For a truly showstopping evening look, swap out the understated pearls for eye-catching rubies. Matching the red of your dress with these sparkling red gems will create an iconic look. Of course, it is a risk choosing to match your colours in this way, but if you have some breath-taking ruby jewellery and a simple but sophisticated red dress, the overall aesthetic is sure to be stunning!


Daring onyxes


For something even more striking, that is sure to add a bit of edge to your look, why not try pairing your red dress with a black gemstone such as onyx or black pearl? This combination will result in a look of pure elegance, perfect for a formal dinner or a cocktail party. Heighten the drama of the look with some deep red lipstick and your outfit will be showstopping!


What accessories go well with a red dress?


Lots of jewellery types will look fabulous with a red dress, but the key is not to overdo it. Go for either an understated earrings and bracelet combination or a showstopping necklace. Rings will look great as well, especially if you opt for a cocktail ring featuring one of the gemstones above, but it’s all about balance. Choose either one statement piece or a mixture of smaller understated items.


And there we have it, whatever the occasion, you should be ready to go and feeling fabulous. For more inspiration, view our complete collection of gemstone jewellery today.


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Written by

Delilah Kealy-Roberts

Delilah joined the AC Silver team as a Sales & Digital Assistant in 2017 after completing her degree in English Literature at Leeds University. Delilah possesses a passion for jewellery and antiquities combined with an interest in blogging and social media.