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Gold Dresses: What Color Accessories Go Best

Gold Dresses: What Color Accessories Go Best

Not sure what accessories to wear with your gold dress? Whether it’s a prom or a year-end party, this style guide has everything you need to find the perfect earrings, a chic clutch, stylish shoes, and even the right nail polish color for a classy and elegant look!

So that you can find what you’re looking for more quickly, I’ve split this guide into four parts: jewelry, purses, shoes, and nail polish. In each section, you’ll find the best accessory ideas and outfit suggestions to inspire you!

What color accessories go with a gold dress?

The right accessories can transform any look! In the case of a gold dress, less is more, considering it is already quite eye-catching.

If you want to keep your look classy without going overboard, I suggest picking chic and minimalist accessories. But, at the end of the day, it’s all about your style and what makes you feel confident!

If you love making a statement, I’ve also some ideas below that will help you shine wherever you go!

Let’s dive in!


Since a gold dress is already quite eye-catching, I’d suggest opting for understated jewelry – especially if your dress is all about sequins or loads of sparkle! 

For that, you can’t go wrong with drop earrings, fringe, pearls, or even small hoops. These are timeless and elegant choices for special occasions, like a prom or year-end party.

As for the color, gold earrings are the perfect choice to achieve a luxurious and goddess-like look! If you’ve blonde hair or a warm skin undertone, this combo is spot-on, allowing you to be a bit daring with your clutch choice!

Gold dress with gold earrings
A gold dress with gold earrings and a black clutch bag is perfect for a timeless and elegant look. Dress: Closet da May

While I personally lean towards pairing a gold dress with gold accessories, you can also wear it with silver jewelry. Silver fringe earrings, for example, are an excellent choice for a sophisticated look, especially if you have dark hair or a cool skin undertone.

Gold dress with silver earrings

However, this doesn’t mean you can only wear gold or silver jewelry! Emerald green or navy blue earrings will also complement your gold dress perfectly while adding a pop of color to your look.

If you’re considering wearing a necklace, I’d suggest opting for one in the same color as your earrings to maintain a harmonious and polished look.

Remember: when it comes to accessories, less is more. If you go for eye-catching earrings, choose a more subtle necklace. As mentioned before, the key is not to overload the look and to keep all eyes on your gold dress!


As for the purse, a clutch bag is the perfect choice for an elegant look, especially if you want to keep the spotlight on your gold dress.

If you’re wearing a sequin or sparkly dress, I’d recommend a more subtle clutch to keep your outfit chic and classy.

But if you want to dare more, you can spice things up with a more eye-catching purse! Think of a clutch with sparkle, gems, or a satin touch – it will be perfect to glam up your look.

When it comes to color, you can’t go wrong with a gold, nude, or black clutch. These timeless choices are perfect for formal parties and to keep all eyes on your dress, creating an elegant look.

Gold dress with gold and black clutch bag
Closet da May

However, there are bolder options that you can try! For example, a purple, red, or navy blue clutch is an excellent choice to add a pop of color to your outfit.

Not sure how to hold a clutch? The right way is either holding it from the top or the bottom. Avoid tucking it under your arm!

See also: 4 Best Purse Colors That Go With Your Gold Dress


The easiest and safest way to complement your gold dress is by choosing heels in the same color. That said, gold strappy sandals are a fabulous choice for formal events, creating an elegant and luxurious look!

If you want to keep the spotlight on your dress, you can also go for nude shoes. Plus, nude heeled sandals in a shade close to your skin tone are perfect for elongating your silhouette and making you look taller!

Gold dress with gold shoes

If you plan to wear a sequined or sparkly gold dress, you can create a sophisticated look by pairing it with black heels. They’re perfect to add that extra touch of boldness, especially for a prom or more glamorous party.

If you go for this gold dress black shoes combo, pick a gold or black clutch to keep things classy.

Gold dress with black shoes
Closet da May

Lastly, silver shoes are also an option! Silver strappy sandals are a gorgeous choice for a rose gold dress and will give you a sophisticated look.

See also: 4 Best Shoe Colors That Go With Your Gold Dress

Rose gold dress with silver shoes
Closet da May

Nail polish

Once again, I recommend choosing a nail color that doesn’t steal the spotlight from your gold dress.

Think French tips or nude nails in shades of pink, beige, or gray – they’re the perfect choice to let your dress shine and create an elegant look!

Gold dress with nude nails
Ateliê Nosso Cabide

However, other timeless options will match perfectly and make your nails stand out more! If you’re feeling daring, consider picking a black or red nail polish, especially for a more glamorous evening party.

Gold dress with black and red nails
Ateliê Nosso Cabide

Last but not least, if you’re feeling bold, consider a blue nail polish (think royal blue or light blue)! If you go for it, just remember that it might steal some of the spotlight from your dress.

Need more inspiration? Check out the article on the best nail colors for gold dresses and discover more options and outfit ideas!

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Featured image: Marieta