How to Wear and Style Neutral-Toned Dresses
Neutral tones are back in vogue – but not boring beige or dull shades of grey. These new nudes are offering fresh sartorial opportunities! They include charcoal, champagne, taupe and more.
Wearing these nudes can appear to be a bit tricky. You don’t want the color to completely blend with your skin tone – it should contrast at least slightly. It’s all about some trial and error to find the right shade for your skin.
Styling neutral colored dresses might appear to be difficult too. What matches with a blush or grey dress? Don’t panic – there are so many choices and it’s not as hard as it looks to make a complete outfit.
We’re looking at some of the common neutral shades that are currently so on-trend. That includes a look at our favorite dresses and some ideas for styling them successfully. That’s the key to wearing these tonal designs and making them your own, too.
This color trend is very celebrity inspired and constantly popping up on the red carpet. For further inspiration, look no further than your favorite stars for ideas. We’ll be looking to Hollywood for glamorous ways to make these dresses complete.
Ready to explore this trend and find out how to wear it for yourself? Here are our favorite neutral toned dresses with our styling tips for stealing this red carpet essential style.
Neutral Dresses – How to Style Them
Gunmetal is a steely shade of grey that is currently hugely popular for formal looks. This dress pairs it up with a nude underlay to enhance that neutral look. The classic sweetheart shape and flared end give it a sexy red carpet silhouette.
Covered in swirls of snaking bead-work, this design takes things up to a new level of couture. There’s a mixture of colors at work, but all remain within a neutral palette which means it’s easy to style.
We can easily imagine this neutral dress standing out on the red carpet. It has the Hollywood glam look completely pinned down. The neutral shades assert the fashion prowess of this dress overall.
Now, how to style it? We recommend adding a pop of bright color via a lipstick or clutch – in velvety red or bold fuchsia. Add a silver necklace or chandelier earrings for extra sparkle. Simple silver heels will perfectly coordinate.
This beautiful long sleeve grey dress almost veers into becoming a shade of purple. The deep, saturated grey is such a unique color and it will suit a wide range of skin tones. The neutral factor means all you need to do is add some glittering accessories.
This design has sheer sleeves, a plunging neckline and high leg slit. From behind, there’s even a short train. Ultra sophisticated and timeless, this design will suit any prom, ball or dance.
It’s covered in crystal embellishments all over. These form a swirl pattern around the neckline, sleeves and waist. This adds punctuation and definition to the dress, as well as an element of shimmer.
Dress this up with nude or beige heels and a patent beige clutch. Add a choker necklace for an on-trend, fashion-forward touch. Opt for loose sleek hair and simple, beige-colored nails.
This sparkling sequined dress has a tint of champagne to complement its golden detailing. This sleeveless, open-back piece features jaw-dropping gold bead-work all over. However, lines of champagne underlay are exposed to create a unique pattern.
This graphic pattern all over makes a big fashion statement. Paired with the beads, it’s also opulent and luxurious. This metallic-meets-nude design falls somewhere blissful between glamorous and refined.
From behind, an open circular cut-out and sheer fabric reveal all of the wearer’s back. The silhouette shapely hugs curves but in a way that also allows comfort and movement. It enhances that amazing hourglass look.
Wear this with further champagne colored accessories – minimalist style sandals and a clutch. Wear your hair side-parted and add pearl style earrings. A pearly manicure is the perfect final touch.
Step into this nude dress to rock this neutral toned trend in all its glory. This long chiffon evening dress is an instant classic that will always stand out in your wardrobe. The timeless design means you’ll be able to re-wear for years to come.
The bodice is set apart from the skirt. It’s created from a sheer nude fabric and embellished with swirls of bead-work. This is joined to a long taupe colored flowing chiffon skirt. This is flared from the waist to create a flattering silhouette.
The bead-work of this dress creates a couture vibe that is hard to deny. This is harmoniously balanced with the simplicity and flow of the floor-length skirt half. It combines together to create a delicate and feminine evening look.
Team this up with white towering block heels and a white statement clutch (experiment with a textured bag). Opt for loose, wavy hair and a smokey bronze eye. A light pink lipstick and a statement cocktail ring will complete your outfit.
Blush is undoubtedly the most popular nude shade of the moment. Pretty and peachy, blush tones tend to make a big impact when worn with other beige or metallic finishes. Case in point? This jaw-dropping blush dress!
This design flows gracefully to the ground, covered in sparkling and very subtle bead-work. This forms a faux neckline and further patterns throughout. The mixture of beads makes a big impact that has a 3D look.
The simple blush tone provides the perfect backdrop for these sparkling additions. This gorgeous color works with many skin tones, adding a shimmer to your skin and giving you a glow when you wear it. It’s the kind of neutral color that enhances you.
Team this dress up with more blush – or even a deeper shade of pink. Add strappy heels and a shoulder bag. Opt for a chignon hair-bun with some loose strands. Natural, dewy makeup is a must, this look is all about being ‘barely there’.