It seems this is the week for what color nail polish do I wear with (fill in the blank color) dress Kim?
It seems there must be some major parties going on that everyone is looking for information on just what color nail polish works for their dress color of choice.
Mostly this week it has been what color nail polish do I wear with my black dress? Which is the most popular color dress I can’t decide what color polish to wear with this week. Even though I did get asked what to wear with my orange dress and what do I wear with my yellow dress? I even got asked what color nail polish goes with my eggplant color dress cause my son is getting married question.. Wow talk about a range of different shades of dress colors. How would you choose your nail polish?
So I decided it would be easy to tell you here on my blog.. I have a list of questions I asked each person so I could give them a few good ideas that I thought would work for them. Now please understand I am no expert on the subject of nail polish, I just happen to sell lots of amazing indie brands of nail polish as well as a few bigger brands such as BB Couture on my website which is why I get asked often what color to wear. Now that we now offer Above the Curve, Cult Nails, Picture Polish, Dollish Polish as well as Serum no.5 and more, we got lots more colors to pick from!
Here we go with my list of questions to think about when choosing your nail polish. (don’t match your lipstick and your nail polish please, that is so very old school thinking. Just thought I would throw that in for kicks)
My first question when I get asked what color polish do I wear, is what is the event you are planning on going to? What you would wear to your senior prom is not the same as what you might wear on your first date or in one case to your son’s wedding. For example if you are going to a black tie event wearing a black full-length evening gown with open toed shoes, you might what to wear red on your toes for a splash of color, and do French tips on your nails. Nowhere does it say you have to wear the same color on your nails and toes, so remember that ok?
My next question would be what is your skin tone? There are some colors that even I being pale as I am just cannot wear, the color may make my hands look old, or washout depending on the shade in question. So that is why I would ask that question. It’s really good to know what colors you can’t wear, along with colors you can. Knowing helps narrow down your choices.
My next question is what you got on hand already? Why go out and buy a new bottle of nail polish if you are only going to wear it once? Unless you really need to, that is. Like we need reasons right ladies?
Now lets get into what nail polish colors I would wear with:
Yellow dress ~ I would for sure not wear yellow polish. Reds are always good choice, try a more orange red than a blue red.. Try Hermera or Nude as good starting points, or gold like Fate would be fun.
Orange dress ~ I wouldn’t try to match the orange I would go to the other side of the color wheel which in this case would be blues or greens.. Don’t get me started on greens, I love them all! Blues stay away from light crèmes, go with your richer shades. Depending on your shade of orange, Bunny Bum might work because its a pastel shade of a beautiful peach color.
Eggplant (purple) dress~ I have to disagree with my color wheel, I don’t think you want to wear Army green nail polish.. if you do check out Dark Waves of the Sea or Blind Love.. A neutral shade is good look at Santa Monica Sands or Barely There by Serum no.5 . Depending again on the event would let you know if you are going to wear a glitter based nail polish or not.
Little black dress ~ really any color but black I think.. I would wear a gray like Ashes. Or depending on why you are wearing that little black dress, add some shimmer or even a bit of glitter!. or go red with Sangria Party or Tuxedo Night. Or maybe silver holographic like Risen by Above the Curve would be a blast! I would stay away from any light color yellows, or pale blues or greens because your dress needs to be what they are looking at. Pale shade of polish and a black dress just don’t seem like they would go together..
Well that’s its folks.. like I said I’m no expert on nail polish but if you could see my emails?? You would think I created nail polish not just offer the trendiest coolest brand ever BB Couture! And Holographics? Oh my gosh it has to be Above the Curve! Or these days there are lots of indie brands that offer amazing holographic shades.
PS: If you really can’t decide or you are worried that the color just won’t work or your run out of time to choose, go with your basic French Tips.. white tips with a natural nail color polish..
PSS: If you were wondering why not pink choices? I don’t wear pink nail polish so it was really tough to think of any.. but you know that colors from A Touch of Greecemight work for your little black dress.. humm or if you want to go super dark, check out here all the nail polishes colors we have to offer at Overall Beauty..