8 Pretty Polishes To Pair With Every Dress In Your Closet

Updated 11/05/19

You know when you see an impeccably dressed woman and her manicure perfectly compliments her chic ensemble, as if any other nail color choice would have been absolutely ridiculous? Okay, maybe you don’t notice these sorts of things as readily as we do—but trust us when we say a manicure can make your outfit. To prove our point, we put together 8 fall dress-and-polish pairs. Keep reading to experience the manicure magic we’re referring to!

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Flower Pattern Dress + Honey Nails
You don’t need to avoid bright polish simply because summer is over. Pair a long, seasonal dress (who doesn’t love a mustard floral for fall?) with a bright, warm hue. This Sweet Supply shade by Essie ($9) resembles the honey you add to your afternoon tea— how cozy!
Pictured: Madewell Button-Front Tier Dress in Fall Flowers ($158)

Satin Purple Dress + Pistachio Nails
Pay homage to NYC’s favorite fall destination with the Central Park After Dark shade ($12.50) by Cirque Colors. Pistachio is one of the trendiest colors of Fall 2019, bringing some lightness to this darker season. Pair this hue with a deep purple dress, and you’re ready for a picturesque picnic date.
Pictured: Urban Outfitters Joey Satin Tie-Front Mini Dress ($79)

Wine Dress + Light Pink Nails
For many of us, red wine is our drink of choice on a fall evening— so why not make it your dress of choice, too? Pair a rich, wine colored frock with a light pink color for balance, like this OPI Nail Laqueur ($10.50)
Pictured: Diane Von Furstenberg TVF Cinnamon Satin-Blend Mini Dress ($268)

Hot Pink Dress + Metallic Nails
A shimmery metallic nail is the perfect way to compliment the bright color trend this fall. Throw on your loudest, most whimsical frock, and pair a polish with a sparkly hue, like this metallic finish ($20) by Deborah Lippmann. Don't be afraid, you'll be glad you joined in on the fun.
Pictured: Rachel Antonoff Drew Romantic Dress ($348)

Polka Dot Dress + Red Nails
Would it truly be fall without a gorgeous red nail? We didn’t think so. Wear a dress with a red accent and pair it with your favorite red shade, like the Ardor from Jin Soon ($18).
Pictured: Reformation Luanne Midi Dress ($248)

Faux Leather Dress + Beige Nails
A creamy beige nail is like New York City in the fall: classic. This Sugar Dune shade by Tom Ford ($37) brings some boldness to this fall staple, and looks chic when paired with a faux leather mini dress.
Pictured: Topshop Khaki Faux Leather PU Shirt Dress ($100)

Little Black Dress + Neon Nail
A LBD is a must for any season, but we’re using ours this fall to showcase a daring nail color: neon. Neon is one of the hottest trends of Fall ’19, and we’re jumping on the bandwagon— seriously, how fun is this Limon shade from Odeme ($10)? Pairing this shade with a classic dress is the perfect look for a night-on-the-town.
Pictured: & other stories plisse mini wrap dress in black ($89)

Burnt Orange Dress + Purple Nails
Consider this look an ode to fall foliage— the mixture of colors that leave us in amazement and wonder every year. Inspired by the deep purple leaves (and one of Fall 2019’s hottest fashion trends) we’ve paired this rich, sparkly purple by Dior ($28) with a lively, burnt orange frock. With these two shades you can declare yourself the queen of Fall, and we bow down to you!
Pictured: BODEN Marie Leopard Devoré Long Sleeve Midi Dress ($230)

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