6 Colours That Always Look Incredible on Blondes

We know it may sound old-fashioned, but honestly, there are certain colours that suit blondes far more than they do brunettes—and it's quite normal to ask that question even if you wouldn't go so far as to venture into "getting your colours" done at the local department store. (Remember Bridget Jones's mum?)

But this is where we—and a bevy of golden-locked A-listers and street style stars—jump in to decode the spectrum of suitable hues for you. So what colours really are best for blondes? Well, after trawling through image after image from this year's red carpets, events, fashion week front rows and such, we noticed a few trends emerging between the savviest bombshells on the block. Go through the gallery to see the results and shop key pieces to get your new palette going.

#1: Scarlet

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Who can deny the power of a little red dress? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley left little chance for anyone else in this ostrich-feather Attico number.

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Karolína Kurková's poppy-emblazoned frock shows the easiest way to wear red for an occasion requiring less drama; simply ground with black accessories.

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Sienna Miller's red-and-black stretch-fabric dress proves the hue still looks great for more low-key occasions.

Preen knows how to do jumpers, and this is one of them.

It's red, it's got the most flattering shape, and it's actually going to suit everyone.

Well worth investing in a basic red tee.

#2: Cobalt Blue

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Karlie Kloss proves silk is a match made in heaven with cobalt blue, only exaggerating its luxe factor.

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This is a vibrant blue that Diane Kruger often turns to for her high-profile moments, and we can see why: It makes all blue eyes equally piercing.

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This blue short suit is the perfect accompaniment to Emma Roberts's golden-blonde locks and pale skin tone.

This would look great under a checked blazer with jeans.

This is a great shade for wedding guest attire: feminine but standout.

We're dreaming of cosying up in this. 

#3: Soft Pinks

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Sure, it's hard to make any colour look bad when you're Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but wouldn't you agree this champagne-pink satin two-piece looks incredible on her?

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Longtime suit and bow-tie advocate Blake Lively went super sweet in this pastel-pink iteration.

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Yet another strong case for satin. Kate Bosworth utterly dazzles in this floor-length Beulah gown, and isn't her dark-blonde hair styled perfectly here?

This shirt is giving us major Sienna Miller–in–Alfie vibes.

Pretend to be an A-lister in this showstopper.

You're right: It does go perfectly with light-wash denim.

#4: Classic Metallics

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A little shimmer goes a long way for blondes. Take Cara Delevingne in this glimmering Balmain creation that matches her hair and eye makeup, for instance. Now that's dedication.

Wearing her dirty blonde locks in a high-pony and keeping her footwear choice simple in black boots, Candice Swanepoel let her gunmetal-grey dress do the talking.

Felicity Hayward steps up the bombshell vibes a notch with her feathered sandals.

Works with everything from bare legs to 60-denier tights.

You can even wear this shimmery top to the office; just dress down with dark jeans.

#6: Emerald Green

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You can dip into the green spectrum with a quilted jacket like Elsa Hosk's; we love how she's cinched it in at the waist with a chunky black belt.

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Hailey Baldwin is giving us siren-of-the-sea vibes in this gorgeous low-back green gown that showcases her long, bleached locks perfectly.

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Dree Hemingway will encourage blondes to get creative and colour-block emerald with other super-bright shades.

Owning a key velvet piece is practically obligatory for the festive season. Make this blazer yours.

Popcorn knits are happening, people.

#5: White

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Margot Robbie opted for a classic white gown for the Oscars earlier this year. We love how she softened the glamour-puss vibes with beachy hair. Okay, we know white isn't technically a colour, but bear with us here.

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Gigi Hadid knows that a white can sometimes wash you out, so her bold addition of red lips and metallic heels was inspired.

Iskra Lawrence's white jumpsuit looks like it's been directly lifted from the '70s, but her minimal makeup and hair keeps things modern.

Just picture this with a deep red lip and chunky gold jewellery.

We've seen this jumpsuit in the flesh and can confirm it looks incredible on anyone.

Everyone needs a simple white funnel-neck in their life.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.