7.21.2014

Mixing Grays With Color

Today I would like to discuss how important Gray plays a part in our fashion world.  Not only is it a great neutral for Fall and Winter, but it can also be worn in Spring and Summer as well paired with bright colors.  My favorite colors from Pantone's Spring Color Choices were Paloma Gray, Freesia Yellow, and Celosia Orange.  

My dress has a mix of all three in my own version of color choices, but I thought orange and yellow belonged with the charcoal gray color of my dress.  I really love bateau necklines and an open back as well and think a woman's back is extremely sexy to show while keeping the front of the body completely covered up and showing no skin.  It's classy and timeless.  My colored straps on the back bring a bit of edge to this timeless silhouette.  

Read below for style tips on this look!






Dress designed by me


Style Tips

1.  As always I believe in pairing black with everything.  I can't tell you enough how so many women wonder what shoes to wear and look in their closet trying to match everything perfectly.  When you have nothing to wear with your outfit, put a pair of black heels on.  It works well the majority of the time.  I don't have yellow or orange heels, but I look at this outfit and wouldn't mind finding a pair of orange snakeskin pointy toe pumps.  I think they would make such a great statement with this dress.  But I have black and black it is!  :)

2.  Since the focal point of my dress is the back and the bright colored straps, I chose to wear a pair of my favorite earrings, which are yellow and gunmetal.  A statement necklace works great with the neckline too, so that would work great as well.  

3.  This dress makes a great cocktail dress for an evening party when played up with fun accessories.   It's a nice cotton sateen fabric with slight stretch for ultimate comfort so you can move comfortably.  


What do you think about gray colors?  Do you like them paired with the colors I used above?  Also, can you wear this length skirt or dress for your work?  Let me know in the comments below.  

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  











40 comments:

  1. pretty cool look! I really like grey dresses

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  2. Pip, I love how this grey dress fits you like a charm! It really is such a versatile color. The colored straps at the back are such a nice add on! Great tips!

    Lauren xo
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  3. Gorgeous dress Pip!


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  4. nice dress!

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    xx

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  5. That dress is beautiful! Love how you've inserted the colors!

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  6. Stunning.that dress fits you perfectly
    Great post dear
    Kisses

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  7. Elegant and stunning.
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  8. I think grey is an incredible color and it works with so many lovely and bright colors... I live the back of the dress and I totally agree that black shoes go with almost everything. You look fabulous... have an amazing day ♡♡♡

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  9. Classy, I love this dress.

    Raven.

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  10. I love that it is so versatile and professional - but that pop of colour makes it bold and fun. Love!
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  11. super cute dress! love the color in the back. love it

    Kiki Simone
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  12. Pip, I miss you too sweetie. it really is been awhile - seemed years:). And Oh em gee, this super classy grey is look incredible on you. I've always love grey as much as black too. (I didn't post much of black on my blog because I was wearing too much in the pasted:). I also love to wear grey with hot pink and bright yellow, haven't tried with orange yet but will from now on :). so happy hearing from you:). Wishing you not too busy as much as I do. Have a lovely week and day sweetie:).

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  13. Ooh, that grey dress you designed is gorgeous- the pop of colour and the stripes definitely make heads turn! It's perfect for a classy chic look the way you styled it! I'm sure I could definitely wear this as a skirt for work<3 X

    Chic Nikkie

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  14. The back of the dress is gorgeous!! Looks stunning on you :) xx

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  15. Gorgeous details at the back!! Cute dress.
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  16. What a beautiful dress you are very talented. I love grey paired with pops of color!

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  17. Pip,
    Great tips and a gorgeous creation, looks perfect on you!
    XX, Elle
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  18. Love it! Hope you'll stop by my blog !

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  19. Amazing dress. Love the colorful straps.

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  20. Super dress!!! I love the details on the back!!!
    Kisses honey!!!
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  21. Beautiful dress! I love the pop of color on the back; such a great detail! :)

    xo Saretta
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  22. Hi Pip, miss you too sweety, hope you're having a lovely summer. The dress is so elegant and sophisticated from the front and love the colourful surprise in the back, looks modern and fabulous! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on my last post. Have a splendid weekend!

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  23. Pip, you look Lovely. Great dress and the details at the back are really cute. You are getting really good at designing. I have missed you too dear. Visit soon

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  24. Elegant and gorgeous! Kisses from www.klimver.blogspot.com

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  25. You look so chic! Happy Monday from the Philippines! :D



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  26. Hi Pip! Love this dress, I think is super chic and perfect for a romantic dinner out. Usually I don't like to wear dresses at work, I feel more self-confident wearing pants!! I also think that gray is super chic for eye make up!
    kisses
    Marghe

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  27. My goodness, how have you been Pip:). It has been too long no talk. I miss you more:). hope everything is well over there:). Thank you so much for the lovely stopping by sweetie!

    Talks more soon:).

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  28. Your comments are much appreciated, have a great Friday!

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  29. Your comments are much appreciated, have a great Friday!

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  30. Thank you so much for dropping by Pip... I look forward to your new post when you have more time :) Have a lovely weekend :) <3

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  31. Love the color play with the straps. You are so good at this, I can't wait for you to start you own line of clothing soon. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and your kind words.

    Have a great day.

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  32. Nice dress dear!!!

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    Kiss Tea

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  33. cute dress...love the bright detail in the back. i love grays and think it is the perfect base for adding some bright pops of color.

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  34. Stunning! Good job designing this awesome piece, Love the back details, and the color suits you... We love gray...

    xx
    5th&6th

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  35. This is such a gorgeous ensemble! Classic grey and black until you turned around and revealed those fun colors! Adore xx

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    xo Jess

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  36. You look sooo beautiful dear!

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  37. Pip:). And omg, you needed that a break from blog life and it's good and healthy . I'm away from home too, me and my family are on our vacation:). Everyone is sleeping, I'm about to get ready for bed too:). Just saw you popped up and want to catch up with you:). I miss you girly:). Waiting for your new post:).

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  38. It's so nice that you dropped by Pip... I'm thrilled to hear you had a much needed vacation. Chat soon ♡

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  39. Love these pictures and love absolutely your dress! Kiss kiss

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