Navy is the New Black

Navy dress on the lock

A fashion classic with a new shade.

Normally when getting ready for a holiday party or an event, I typically select a ‘little black dress’ for the occasion. However, lately I’ve been gravitating toward navy blue instead. Over the past year or so, I have slowly been adding this color into my collection little by little. Navy pairs so well with gold accessories and pops of red which makes it a perfect substitute for black this holiday season.

It started a few years ago when I was a bridesmaid in my younger sister’s wedding. She chose this dress from an Etsy shop for us to wear. (Doesn’t she have great taste?) The beauty of this navy dress is that it’s super cute and super affordable especially for a custom made dress. My favorite part of this dress is the lace detail at the top which carries over to the back of the dress. Throw on a nude pair of heels, statement earrings, grab a coordinating clutch and you are all set for the next party.

If navy isn’t your color of choice, this dress can also be made in a variety of other colors like gray, jade, champagne, and plum. You will probably catch me wearing this ‘little navy dress’ at the next holiday event.

Navy on the lock.
Navy dress full outfit
Earrings close up
Navy dress details and clutch
Back of the dress

Clutch: Purchased at a church flea market sale this past summer for $1.

Earrings: Charming Charlie. I couldn’t find any matching mine, but there are sort-of similar ones here and here.

Photography: Elizabeth Cardella.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. abi at 3:50 pm

    Hi Mags, you look great, as always. Help me out here, I thought the clutch is supposed to match your shoes (although like I said, I think this looks gorgeous). What is the rule for purse/clutch color coordinating with an outfit?

    • Maggie Fromm Author at 11:57 am

      Thanks Abs! My overall rule is “coordination”. I try to make the outfit look coordinated overall, less “matchy-matchy”. It’s a delicate balance, one that I don’t always master.