How To Accessorize a Red Dress – Afro-Indie Adornments

How To Accessorize a Red Dress

Red is the ultimate sexy! When wearing a red dress, it's easy to think you'll swim in the danger zone if you choose bold accessories. However, you can choose accessories that have unique elements and tell their own stories. When you're choosing accessories for a red dress, don't run away from color. Wear colorful accessories that also have beaded elements and hardware that you can build your outfit around. We've put together our top tips to help you accessorize the red dress so you can look sexy when you walk into the room. 


Add a blue beaded necklace to your red dress

Add the Itoro Chunky Beaded Bib to your outfit. This necklace has a blue base and other colors that will wow against your red dress! To add extra drama, try wearing a red, one-shoulder dress with oversized ruffles that you can wear with vibrant shoes, as well. 

Add a crossbody handbag when you're on the go or on a date night. You can also wear this necklace look with a red dress with a sweetheart neckline and sheer balloon sleeves. This look will be sultry but with subtle drama. Wearing a red dress with an all-over pattern is also an option, but be careful that the print and beading design don't clash. Try wearing a red dress that has a small floral pattern. You can wear floral prints in white and red. You can also wear a print in green, red and white. Adding your blue necklace will steer your dress away from the holiday color scheme.



Pair your red dress with a layered chain necklace

You absolutely need a Basha Layered Chain necklace that has a bell-shaped pendant. Try wearing this style of necklace with a dress that has puffed sleeves or pleats. If you want to wear striking shoes, try wearing heels in a chunky design or pumps. You can wear an A-line dress that has a ruffle hem and a white, double-strap tote bag. Be sure your handbag has a texture throughout, which can be embossed crocodile or pebbled leather style material. Add a watch to your look if you want to create a more business-like feel. 

Show off those sexy legs in a short red dress! Finish your look with nude heels. You can also keep things simple with a tiered cotton dress with a high collar and short sleeves. Pair this look with flat sandals or handmade Ankara slippers that are rich in color and design elements. 



Wear a beaded cuff bracelet in tropical colors

Wanna feel like you're headed out on a trip to the Bahamas? Why not pair some tropical colors to your look. The golden copper colors in the Gawa Long Tribal Beaded Cuff can tie in with other hardware in your outfit, like a purse chain. If the evening is extra special, you can wear your cuff bracelet with a deep v-neck, wrap-style dress. You can skip the wrap style if you want to keep the front of your look sleek, but be sure your sleeves are short or quarter length. Finish your look with stiletto-style pumps. Or, wear heels that have a peep-toe design. Satin dresses also pair well with this design, with the two different textures creating more vibrancy. Try wearing satin or silk-like red dress with silver heels. Wear a dress that has an elastic or belt at the waist. You can also add an Ankara headwrap to this look to add sparkle to your outfit! 



Wear mosaic prints with your red dress to create a festive look

Adding the Banana Metal Mosaic Bag will create a striking look that is also festive. You can try wearing your dress with silver or black heels and add a metal mosaic handbag. Add hoop earrings in a gold or silver-tone that also has ribbed or pebble textures. You can wear open or closed-toe heels and a chunky necklace. Your necklace can be beaded or have a smooth metallic design. 



A textured purse can be worn with a spaghetti string, halter-style evening dress with a long train. This is for essential nights that lean more towards black-tie attire. If the night is unique but doesn't require a debutant style gown, you can wear a suede style pencil dress with a short leg split. Add ankle strap heels in gold and large earrings in silver. Since your handbag will be a mixture of teal, gold, and white, it will pair well with a red-orange dress that has an empire waist. Finally, add floral printed shoes in a sandal or open-toe style.



Add whimsical charm to your red dress with chandelier earrings.

Turn on the charm in the Charu Glams Mint Green earrings! Next, try wearing a red dress that has a corseted bodice. Next, your dress can be made of tulle that flairs to give you a royal court look. Finally, try choosing a dress with sheer elements, while the color of the overall dress is more of a dark or wine red. This look works well with wearing your hair down and pinned to the side. Or, you can wear your hair in a high-knotted bun. 

You can easily add a headband to this look, as well. Try wearing an Ankara headband that has pink and blue colors. If you want a look that can be worn with a slight touch of accessory elements, try wearing a dress with a large bow at the shoulder or in the center. This look is very dainty and feminine, yet bold and attention-grabbing. You can wear white or brown strappy heels with this look. Add one bangle bracelet or cuff to complement your earrings. If you want to wear an asymmetrical dress with these particular earrings, go for a red dress that has a front, high-low hem, which will show your legs. Wear this outfit with clear Maryjane or open-toe heels. 



Simply wearing a red dress is already a bold choice! When you add the right accessories, you'll take your look to the next level. If you want to keep your aesthetic low-key, you can wear a casual dress with accessories that have beaded and pearl-like elements. Wear looks with more striking accessories like chandelier earrings or a cuff bracelet when you want to dress up. Remember that layers are your best friend when you want to create the illusion of a slimming figure. The longer the necklace, the better you'll create texture for day or night occasions. We know you're excited to put on that red dress, now that you know how to accessorize! Which of these accessories will you wear with it?

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