Colours that suit 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 some key pieces to get your new palette going.
Who could deny the power of a red dress, red lip and red carpet all together? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made this statement at Cannes this year—and even matched her shoes.
Karolína Kurková's poppy-emblazoned frock shows the easiest way to wear red for an occasion requiring less drama—simply ground with black accessories.
Hailey Baldwin's double-whammy of scarlet red always benefits from an equally sassy amount of flesh on show.
A gown fit for your own spotlight moment.
No one would ever guess this was high street.
Your vibrant red option for that long-haul getaway?
Whether molten gold or silver, a little shimmer goes a long way for blondes. Take Elsa Hosk in this glimmering creation that matches her hair and jewellery, for instance. Now that's dedication.
Chiara Ferragni gives metallics a modern makeover with white shoes. Why not?
Margot Robbie opted for a classic golden gown for the Oscars earlier this year—we love how she softened the glamour-puss vibes with beachy hair.
When you wish upon a star…
Say hello to that disco.
The most gorgeous party dress.
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.
This slightly darker shade of cobalt, as worn by Ellie Goulding, actually suits all women.
Blake Lively's a big fan of this bright colour and often treats it as a neutral base for her mix-and-match accessorising.
Go the whole nine yards, and wear cobalt with a cape.
This is a shade that works well for the boardroom—feminine but tough.
The perfect partner to a pair of skinny jeans.
With the current lingerie trend in fashion town, we're seeing a resurgence in blonde girls wearing nude pinks—especially in silk-satin finishes like Sienna Miller here.
Suki Waterhouse opted for a washed-out, dusky pink in a more retro getup—her feather boa and twee accessories are just off-kilter enough to not feel saccharine.
Kate Bosworth knows that a pale pink can sometimes wash you out ever so slightly, so her bold addition of red lips and yellow-gold accessories was inspired.
Make like the A-list, and wear this over jeans.
The current dress of our dreams.
The ultimate PJ shirt.
Cara Delevingne unleashes her fashion superhero in this caped number. This is the shade of green that instantly lifts your complexion.
You can dip into the green spectrum with a bomber jacket like Emma Roberts's—we love how it almost clashes against her bleached waves.
Dree Hemingway will encourage blondes to get creative and colour-block emerald with other super-bright shades.
Velvet is still everywhere.
These are our lucky charms.
This delicate style will see you through the party season and well into spring and summer.
Okay, okay, we know that white isn't strictly a colour, but it does really suit blondes, and that's a fact. Look out for textures and surface detailing to add interest, like Karlie Kloss did here.
Gigi Hadid proves white dresses aren't just for the hottest holiday days of the year—winterise your looks with a shearling jacket and ankle boots whenever you are ready.
Olivia Palermo is a staunch supporter of wearing white—and sometimes all it takes is a bright white tee to get it nailed.
Bianca Jagger vibes for sure.