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Bexypig
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Hi, I've bought a dress from whistles (Vienna tropical floral dress) for my 40th birthday party. It's navy and a kind of acid yellowy green with slight flashes of electric blue. Ii am wearing it with electric blue shoes. Can anyone advice a good nail colour to go with it? I don't suit blues and I can't decide whether to go for something subtle like a nude, or a nude with maybe some sparkle at the tips, or whether to just embrace the whole colour thing and go for a coral or orange? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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MoreGun89
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I recommend going with a color on the dress, namely the least used one.  This will draw the look and the outfit together and allow the more subtle flourishes to pop :smileyhappy:

dianabt
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I think your dress sounds fun! Like moregun89 said, try a brighter color that is not too apparent in your dress, or one that will complement the navy and yellow-tones. A yellow-gold like the one lylysa showed you is also very pretty!

 

Have you thought about a pale glittery green, or even a nude shimmer nail? When in doubt, I always go for a nude nail polish that has a slight sheen. :smileyhappy: You can always add a coat of glitter or stickers on top if you want something more fun! 

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lylysa
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I think if you did a soft nude with a shimmering gold tip it would compliment the dress very well if you want to have an accent color.

 

If you're looking to do just one color, a holographic coral/orange would be very festive! The color that Kimmi has in her holographic nail polish thread would be very suitable!

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Nails/Thoughts-on-Holographic-Polish/m-p/467001/highlight/true#M1060

 

Blue and orange are opposites on the color wheel so they pop and stand out against each other, lending its hand to a striking contrast, but also not clashing.

 

Since orange is comprised of red and yellow, if you don't want something as bold in comparison, choose a yellow based gold shimmer like OPI's Not Another Polish Joke from their Euro Centrale collection (photo from The Polishaholic, great site for swatches and brands):

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You can always do an ombre effect on nails with a nude at the base of the nail, fading into the golden shimmer rather than a traditional mani. I did a similar look with pink and purple shimmer here (photo for reference):

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Nails/Nailing-It/m-p/372845#M527

 

P.S. Have fun at your party! With the sounds of that dress it looks like you're ready to celebrate! Happy early birthday, too!

swanbeauty
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When you say acid yellow green, this is what I think of:

 

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And I also liked this one:

 

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but, you may also have more of a lime green thing going:

 

 

 

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I think it would be great to relect one of the colors in the dress, and how many times do you get to wear bright green?  :smileysurprised:)  Good luck

 

starletta8
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I actually think a totally different way- I'd try a bright maraschino cherry red or bright pink as a contrast!

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