We once noted that
certain colors look great on brunettes. Whether it be statement-making hot pink or pastel yellow, some shades really just pop on ladies with dark manes. But what about those of us with lighter locks to complement? Don't worry—we're not leaving anyone hanging.
It turns out that there are a handful of colors that really make blonde ladies look their best—hues that offset the bright tint in your hair and highlight your skin tone. While we tend to think that women can pull off whatever color makes them feel confident, these tried-and-true hues will never let you down. In fact, we think it's worth keeping them all in your arsenal for days when you can't decide what look to go with. If you don't believe us, allow some of the world's most stylish blonde women illustrate why!
Keep scrolling to see (and shop) the five colors that really look incredible on blondes.
On Sienna Miller: Gucci dress. Whether you prefer a classic silver metallic or a Grecian goddess–inspired gold, metallics really glow on blond women because they pick up on the lighter, brighter tones in your hair. On Poppy Delevingne: Marchesa gown. The actress's shimmering dress looked amazing with her icy-hued hair. On Taylor Swift: Gucci dress. For darker blondes, shimmering silver makes for a chic choice. Available in sizes 2 to 6. Available in sizes 26 to 32. Available in sizes XS to M. Available in sizes S to L. On Gwyneth Paltrow: Alice + Olivia dress. Sure, you might say white looks good on pretty much every hair color. And while that’s partially true, it also happens to stand out particularly well on blondes. While it provides a different effect when worn on brunettes, a white fabric on a blonde woman recalls a perfect day at the beach, wind in one’s hair, and sun on one’s skin. On Karlie Kloss: Hugo Boss suit and slides. A crisp white suit stands out from the crowd. On Chloë Sevigny: Chanel dress and heels. A formal white dress makes for an eye-catching party look and looks great with all shades of blonde. Available in sizes 12 to 20. Available in sizes XS to L. Available in sizes S to M. Available in sizes 5 to 8. Available in sizes 10 to 18. On Ashley Olsen: The Row coat. Many blondes shy away from nudes, fearing the dreaded effect of looking washed out—you know, when your clothes, skin, and hair all blend together in an unflattering way. But contrary to popular opinion, nudes look especially good on blondes. The Earth Mother force is real. On Candice Swanepoel: Michael Kors dress; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. For an unexpected spin on lacy formal dressing, try it in a nude hue. On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Babaton sweater; Ugg boots. A cozy-comfy camel topper will always be in style. Available in sizes XS to L. Available in sizes FR34 to FR44. Available in sizes IT35 to IT41. Available in sizes L to 2XL. Available in sizes XS to XL. On Gigi Hadid: People sneakers. A pale blush pink gives blond women a certain ladylike, ethereal quality that it doesn't give to gals with other hair colors, especially if you reach for flowy, romantic fabrics and shapes. On Elle Fanning: Gucci dress. Pair pale pink with a pop of green to balance out an ultra-feminine look. On Suki Waterhouse: Burberry dress. We love the way this pale pink pairs with Suki's honey hair. Available in sizes L to XXL (coming soon). Available in sizes IT35 to IT41. Available in sizes XS to L. Available in sizes 2 to 10. On Blake Lively: Jenny Packham dress; Madewell jacket. Antiquated wisdom suggests that blondes simply can’t wear yellow, as it clashes with their hair and gives their skin an unpleasant, pallid undertone. This might be true of certain yellows, but a bright, statement-making poppy looks fantastic on blond women. It picks up the golden tones in their hair and adds a suggestion of a tan to their skin. On Kirsten Dunst: Christian Dior dress. A pale yellow hue looks simply dreamy with bright blond hair. On Kate Foley: Cedric Charlier dress; Anya Hindmarch bag; Céline shoes. A rich goldenrod looks great with ashy blond hair. Available in sizes S to L. Available in sizes 1X to 3X. Available in size L. Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5. Available in sizes S to L. This post was update by Aemilia Madden