Earthy Brown… It has never been one of the common color choices especially for dresses. And, if you need proof you can rummage through your closet this very moment. At the most you might stumble upon a pair of trousers (you stopped using those years ago), a coat or a blouse in brown but, rarely a dress.
This is the ground reality. But if you’ve looked up latest fashion trends and styles, you will realize that brown is slowly catching up as a popular color choice in the fashion arena giving tough competition to Black. In fact, many brides today choose to have their lineup of bridesmaids dressed in brown. So, what are your options when it comes to brown dresses? We have discussed some of them below.
Brown is a neutral tone and complements all skin tones. Brown dresses in different shade suits those with an apple body shape (round body with thinner arms and leg) perfectly.
Shades of Brown you could choose
Speaking about brown dresses, chocolate brown is the first hue that comes to mind. However, that is not the only shade. There are various shades, hues and tints of brown you can use. Beige, fawn, sand, sepia, almond and caramel, camel and tan are lighter shades of brown. On the contrary if you want a darker shade Chocolate brown, cocoa, espresso, cinnamon and mocha are a few options. Selected shades of brown have an underlying tint of hues such as yellow (ochre), green (khaki) and red (rust and mahogany). There are brown shades with bronze and copper tones too. They look brighter and have an additional sheen. The darker shades radiate warmth while the lighter brown hues are soothing and calming to so you can coordinate them with different seasons.
Accents to Play up your Brown Dress
You can play up your brown dress with dainty accessories. The first accent you can use to beautify your dress is a belt or sash. Sashes and belts emphasize the waist. Try belts is different fabrics monochromatic or prints. The base brown color will determine the color of the sash or belt. For instance a taupe, camel or beige belt or sash complements a chocolate brown dress. Other hues that can be paired with different shades of brown are white, ivory, gold, yellow, burgundy, red, pink, sage green, light apple, orange and rust, copper or bronze.
Another classy accent to draw attention to your brown dress is a scarf. They add color to your outfit. Along with this, a scarf knotted in different styles around your neck adds detail to your dress and makes its look elaborate. The clean cut of a brown gown can be empathized by using piping on the edges.
If your brown dress is already embellished with jewels, stones and sequins in the bust region and neckline, jewelry should be minimalistic. Give up snazzy jewelry and opt for something simple. A double stranded necklace with fancy but small earrings and a simple bracelet or a delicate necklace, a pair of dangling earrings and a chunky bracelet should do. Don’t overdo the jewelry or makeup.
The Perfect Pair of shoes for your Brown Dress
Shoes… Yes, we know this is the section you love to come back too. Your brown dresses will gel well with flats, boots (ankle and knee high) or heels. It all depends upon whether you wish to wear your dress long or short. Brown is indeed a difficult color to work with when it comes to searching for contrasting colors. A contrasting brown is the perfect option for shoes. This implies if you go dark for the dress; opt for light brown for the shoes and vice versa. Black, white, off white, yellow and gold are other color choices. Many women prefer to go bold with prints.