It's time to move on from Summer's peaches and champagne color palette. An equally as alluring sartorial solution has arrived…
This trend is all about making a statement through color. Earthy and natural, these gem, stone and jewel colors aren’t just for jewelry. Their shades translate so fluidly on fabric too – and much like any timepiece, have that ‘forever’ quality.
Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Jade and Amethyst have all caught our eye for the Fall season. We’ll explore how to wear these stunning shades for evening. They’ll hit the right tone for any winter ball, dance or formal event on the horizon.
Coupled with refined design, these dresses not only utilize trending colors. They also have the most gorgeous silhouettes, showing off your figure with curve-skimming aplomb. Although unique, they take their inspiration from catwalk trends and the red carpet.
Ready to sparkle like the brightest gem? Discover how to wear each of our favorite shades by reading on..
Trend Report: Jewel Tones
This ruby red floor-length dress is an instant classic. Its cap sleeve design and high neckline lend it a very elegant appeal. It is seamed down the body to create a flawless, figure-hugging fit.
The end of the dress flares dramatically to create a mermaid tail shape. This highlights a balanced hourglass look and adds a touch of drama too. The otherwise minimalist silhouette allows you to focus on the rich, jewel color.
That deep shade of red instantly says luxury and sophistication. It is a color that will suit and flatter almost any skin tone. It is also easy to style, and there are many ways to make this your own.
You could opt to go vintage with pearl earrings, vintage curls and a red lip. Alternatively, opt for bronze sun-kissed makeup and beach wave hair. Add beige or nude heels and a clutch for a modern twist.
Green is particularly on-trend for Fall this year, and we have fallen hard for this emerald green gown. It’s crafted from a silky high sheen fabric that makes it sparkle much like a jewel. Its cut is also amazing, with an embellished belt and plunging folded neckline.
From the waist, this dress flares and makes for a very flattering fit. If you wish to conceal your hips or stomach, this design flows over your lower half so gracefully and subtly. It places a focus on your narrow waist and the neckline is the focal point.
That deep plunging v-neck is held together with a clever sheer panel, making this so easy and comfortable to wear. We can already imagine it drifting across the dance floor. That glossy green color takes center stage and instantly grabs attention.
Dress this up with silver accents to match the waist belt. A pair of chandelier earrings and silver heels are both good options. A half-up hairdo with braided elements will add texture.
Conjuring up the opulence of sapphires, this satin navy dress is a deep and rich jewel tone. The simple silhouette is enough to make any jaw drop. It features embellished straps and an open back.
The short bodice gives way to a structured design that flows beautifully down your figure. The end flares from the knee, creating a fluid movement and making this comfortable to wear. The design is classic, yet the color, fabric and embellishment make it fresh and exciting.
We love the plunging neckline that still has an element of a sweetheart style. The whole dress is a flattering structure that will suit an array of body types. The vibrant shade of navy blue will also match up with many skin tones.
We suggest pairing this with a pair of black velvet heels and a velvet clutch to add a contrasting texture. A silver bracelet or choker necklace will add some sparkle. Opt for a sleek, straightened ponytail for extra style points.
This jade-colored dress has a slightly different approach to this trend. Its crafted from matte fabric, creating a muted finish. It still uses this gorgeous stone-inspired color as its focal point.
Featuring a ruffled neckline and one-shoulder fit, this dress is minimal and yet still makes a statement. The bold and unique color instantly stand out. The ruffled detail is very on-trend and adds a fashion-forward element.
This figure-hugging design hugs your body and is tailored to perfection. Its flattering fit creates a balanced shape that is sophisticated and subtly sexy. From under the hip, the dress flares to create a formal structure that has flow.
This gorgeous jade color will pair up with many other shades. Opt for gold, white or silver for effortless coordination. Add a milkmaid braid in your hair for a tidy, unique hairstyle that will suit any formal event.
This two-tone purple and lilac dress calls to mind the gradient purple shades of an Amethyst. This violet quartz is known as a soothing and beautiful crystal, which is a mood echoed in this dress. The glossy satin fabric creates a dreamy liquid look.
This dress features a plunging neckline that drops all the way to the waist. It’s carefully paneled at the sides and at the neckline to ensure a comfortable fit that will stay in place. The darker overlay is belted onto this look with a black velvet waist bow.
That means you can also remove it, wearing the lilac dress on its own as a singular shade. However, the darker purple outer layer adds so much extra style. It flows dramatically and adds a unique twist to this dress.
We suggest pairing this with black shoes and a clutch to match the waistband. Go glam with voluminous loose hair and a charcoal smokey eye. One piece of jewelry is all this needs to complete the look.
No matter what type of black-tie or evening event, you need the perfect gown that best reflects you. This…