Maroon otherwise known as burgundy or wine is a dark brownish red colour which takes its name from the French word marron or chestnut.
Although this rich shade of red is usually associated with Fall or the colder months in Western countries, Asians are opting for maroon during the Lunar New Year as an alternative to the chilli red. This sophisticated colour ensures that it can be equally appropriate to be worn all year round.
Here are some of our styling recommendations with the best accessories and jewellery to wear with your favourite maroon dress, whatever the occasion.
Maroon Dress #1
You can never go wrong with combining two classic colours – maroon and black. Dark smoky eyes, long fanned out lashes enhanced with a bright red lip and you are ready for the perfect night out.
Maroon Dress #2
First dates are all about leaving a good impression. While the secret is to be yourself, you don’t want to come across as being too sloppy but neither do you want to look like you’re trying too hard.
A simple bodycon maroon dress will show off your figure while accessorising with a charm bracelet will subtly show your individuality and personality. You can even use the charms as a conversation starter to tell him about your first pet or most memorable holiday.
Maroon Dress #3
Suit up in your cocktail attire if it is a formal dinner party. But a black tie event does not necessarily have to mean a black dress. Try a maroon dress with some fun, flirty frills made formal with gold accessories. Make sure you have the right undergarments to avoid those nasty VPLs too!
Maroon Dress #4
Your bride has selected the theme of her wedding… and thank goodness it is not bubblegum pink! Be the best bridesmaid by ensuring you have all the essential bridesmaid kit on hand – a handy shoulder bag to store emergency knick-knacks and keep your hands free to help her at all times, a watch to keep track of the time and a piece of jewellery which is meaningful to you and the bride.
Our kismet bracelets signify everlasting friendship and a bond like no other. Sisterhood representing!
Maroon Dress #5
A maroon dress is ideal for that day to night with a switch up. Choose a dark blazer matched with sensible court shoes for the daytime. A small bright coloured clutch can be placed in your handbag with a matching cardigan. As for jewellery, a simple necklace such as the Rhodolite Cuddle is the exact embodiment of dual purpose – a ring and a necklace all in one!
Maroon Dress #6
Being in a culture with a multitude of races and religions such as Malaysia, we have to be mindful of the way we dress as a sign of respect to other cultures.
Select a maroon dress that falls below the knee and stay away from low-cut or clingy outfits as they can be offending and if wanting to keep the accessories to a minimum, JEOEL’s Minimalist Collection is undeniably the top choice.
Maroon Dress #7
Floral maroon dresses definitely channel #Coachella vibes. This year, as usual, we see fringe everywhere, crop tops and a general all round daringness with fashion. Make sure you have comfy shoes, a backpack stuffed with a large hat and a good pair of sunnies for that ultimate boho-chic style.
Maroon Dress #8
One option is to match burgundy or maroon clothing with warm neutrals like camel and tan or cooler with shades of grey. But did you know, another complementing colour to maroon is actually teal? Either way, the result is classic and chic.
Out Hepburn Earrings are made with natural green quartzes with the most incredible tinge of green to match your maroon dress.
Because of its rich tone, maroon colours tend to help anchor lighter shades but also holds its own with deeper colours – you can wear maroon with practically any colour. You can think of it almost as an alternative to black. Flattering on every shape and skin tone, it is a shade that always looks elegant.
When you're ready, check out our Bangle and Bracelet Sets which can easily be paired with any dress!