When I think about a pink dress, I don’t immediately think of a wardrobe basic, and yet I can’t tell you how often I reach for this little strapless printed jersey frock. It’s easy to wear and surprisingly goes with just about everything.
The Versatile Pink Dress
I really shouldn’t be surprised that a pink dress would be so versatile. Pink is a universally flattering color, and there are many shades and hues of pink to choose from. I feel most comfortable in bright, dark pinks like fuchsia, but pale pink looks beautiful on many women. If pastel pink doesn’t do it for you either check out coral, or try a purple-pink like mauve or lilac.
Pink looks great with almost every other color
The real strength of pink comes from how well it works with other colors. One of my all-time favorite color combinations is pink and green. In this post I’m wearing my pink dress with green sandals. In the article Retail Therapy Vs. Shopping One’s Closet I wore the same dress with a kelly green jacket and a navy blue purse. Pink and green is a complementary color scheme. The two colors are opposites; They sit across from each other on the color wheel. Like all complementary color combinations pink and green is a striking color combination. (For more information on complementary colors check out Spy Girl’s wonderful post on the subject.)
Pink also looks great with blue, especially denim. It looks fresh and summering with white, dramatic with black, soft and pretty when combined with grey. I personally love pink married with orange, and I even like pink combined with red. (I wore the eye-catching combination of pink and red in this post: Pink and Red – can they be worn together?) Pink even looks good with brown. In fact, the only color I don’t like combined with pink is purple, though I’m sure Barbie would disagree!
In this post I’m wearing my Veronica M strapless printed pink dress with green Korkies sandals and a little thrifted hat. We were on the beach when we took these shots, and I really did bike around in the dress! Like I said, this little pink dress is comfortable and versatile.
Shop for Pink Dresses
I’ve picked out a few pink dresses that I would personally love to add to my wardrobe. They come in all shapes and price ranges. Enjoy!
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Do you have a pink dress in your closet? Do you find it to be as versatile and wearable as I find mine to be?