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✨10 elegant colors that make you look instantly classy + 2023 tips!

✨10 elegant colors that make you look instantly classy + 2023 tips!

As the saying goes, color is a matter of taste and sensitivity.

When it comes to looking classy with your clothes, colors do play a huge role in leveling up your whole outfit!

While there are many amazing colors out there, the Top 10 timeless elegant colors are earthy natural colors.

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  • Black
  • white
  • grey
  • red
  • navy blue
  • beige
  • Ivory
  • khaki
  • Pastel colors: Baby blue and soft pink

No surprise, these natural colors effortlessly bring out the feminine side of you.

While someone may wonder why these colors are regarded as classy, now let’s dive into it!


You just can’t go wrong with black. It’s chic, it’s classic and it’s effortlessly classy.

 black color that make you look classy and elegant

Subconsciously, to some extent, we all think black represents formality, sophistication, power, elegance, and mystery.

This is why a smart black suit and a little black dress always look so timeless.

Also, let’s not forget black is also a universal color that is easy to mix and match with many other outfits.

The best part? A black dress is the best canvas for your chain belt and sparkly pumps to SHINE.

This color is dark enough to hide the flaws in your outfit (e.g. the low-quality hem of your dress) and magically level up your clothes.

Last, wearing black always gives people the illusion of a slimmer, taller body figure and makes you look more put together and behave more confidently during the day.

PLUS SIZE elegant black dress outfit
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So ladies, when in doubt, go black!


Grey is such a high-class color and I’m sure many of you agree.

In color psychology, it is the color that is refined, dignified, elegant, and calm.

In the high fashion industry, grey is always the designer’s favorite.

Again, it’s easy to mix and match with other outfits and it’s the ultimate lowkey classy color in my eyes!

grey outfit elegant women
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As we all know, there are many shades of grey, I’m sure you can pick one that is the best for you!

With the right choice, this color can instantly make you look high-class!


Ladies, can we talk about the fact that many people are afraid to incorporate white outfits into their daily life? Are you one of them?

 White makes you look classy and elegant

If yes, I encourage you to try this color more often as it is a truly beautiful and classy color.

White represents peacefulness, purity, wholeness, and simplicity.

As the saying goes, simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

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There’s nothing more refreshing than a tidy white dress with good fabric.

Also, when it comes to denim shorts, white jeans always look more elegant than the original ones.

If white can handle the causal fabric like denim, you have no doubt that this is a classy color.


While this is a great color, it is not an easy color to carry.

If you have a more yellowish skin tone, white may not bring out the best of you.

Also, you have to pay extra attention as white can look transparent in some low-quality fabric.

We all have the experience that we bought an amazing lace white dress and realized it is so see-through after we received it.

So ladies, be ready to invest in a good quality white dress and you will not regret it.

4. RED

Red is an exceptional color that represents love, energy, and femininity.

With the right classic red dress, this really makes you stand out of the crowd with a dash of elegance and look oh-so-stunning.

Of course, red is a bright hue and of course, it’s not as slimming as dark hues like black.

That said, I’ve handpicked this peplum dress for you.

Featuring the extra stripe gathered around the fabric, that just camouflages the belly completely and fakes an hourglass for you.

Such a godsent.

On special occasions like the first date night, a piece of nice red dress will surely draw your partner’s attention in a good way.

On an interesting side note, there is something called the “Red dress effect”, which means when a woman is wearing red clothing, it is more sexually appealing than other colors.

While this is not the main point, it’s always fun to know!


While red is a classic color, it’s also a bold color.

It can only look classy when you style it correctly.

Always look for red clothing with low saturation (Bright Red will be harder to carry in some cases) and simple styling to balance the vibes of the dress.

Always remember, being classy is about the taste not about trying too hard.


 Blue makes you look classy and elegant


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As a dark shade of color blue, this low saturation color is classy indeed.

Navy blue is such a beautiful color that blends in extremely well with other colors, representing seriousness, stability, and depth.

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Whether you have a dark or light skin tone, navy blue will be a great choice for you to instantly look decent and classy. You can tell when people name a shade of blue “Royal Blue”!

Personally, I adore the combination of dark blue and gold!

They are truly perfect for each other, who agrees?


Beige is such a popular color these days and there’s a reason for that. It’s a warm color that symbols neutrality.

 Beige color makes you look classy and elegant

Unlike other colors, this warm earthy tone color can blend in seamlessly with your skin tone and makes you appear to be softer, more welcoming, and feminine.

beige outfit classy
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Added to this, shoes in beige color can really create an illusion of longer, slimmer legs when the color blends in with your skin.

Such a life changer for a petite girl like me!


As people said, ivory is typically the most universally flattering version of white.

Ivory color makes you look classy and elegant


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So for all ladies with yellow skin toned, if pure white is hard to carry, go for ivory!

With a soft, muted undertone, ivory is a perfect color to look polished without trying too hard.

ivory outfit women classy
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Well, everyone knows this color but not many have tried it yet, this is definitely the high-class color that people have overlooked for a long time!


When it comes to earthy color, khaki is another popular choice.

Kahki color makes you look classy and elegant


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Whenever I think of Khaki, I always think of the Burberry trench coat.

Of course, looking classy is not about the brand but rather, your own taste and styling.

KHAKI pants and purple top
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With a white turtleneck, tight trousers, and a khaki trench coat, you just achieve the classy look in a casual way!

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Let’s not forget the champagne color.

 Champagne color makes you look classy and elegant


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This is a luxurious yet also low-key color. It’s shiny but in a subtle way – and that’s the definition of looking classy.

It looks even better with fabrics like silk and satin.

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If you think the champagne color is only for weddings and special occasions, throw away your limiting beliefs!

If you think the champagne color dress is a bit too much for you, start with a top and you will be surprised how good it looks! It’s always refreshing to try on a new color and explore our possibilities!

This is so random… BUT

hey ladies, why not quickly do an affirmation and feel instantly better?

This new year, I’m trying not only to share fashion tips but come up with ways to instill body positivity in all women who are reading my articles – aka YOU!

Instead of just reading it, say it loud or murmur the quotes (if you are in public) to maximize the effect.

Ready? Here we go.

I love my body. She is my forever home and sanctuary.

Sassy isn’t a shape, it’s an attitude.

Work out because I love my body – not because I hate it.

I can love myself and change my body at the same time. No guilt about that.

It is completely normal to have tummy rolls. I come to realize that social media isn’t showing the reality… at all.

My happiest moments in life had nothing to do with the way my body looked.

I don’t have to be pretty like her, I can be pretty like …ME.

I AM perfect imperfection.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope that makes you feel better (as you deserved).

Please help me pass the body positivity message in your community. #womenhelpwomen

Alright, now keep on reading!


Last but definitely not least, pastel colors are classy.

 Pastel colors makes you look classy and elegant


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Mauve, baby blue, and soft pink are all colors with low saturation that is soothing and refreshing to look at.

Added to this, pastel colors can always bring up the femininity of a lady.

By picking the right style of clothing, women in different age groups can wear pastel colors!


What color is unprofessional and not classy?

While it depends on a case-by-case basis, color with high saturation color tends to be relatively not classy and unprofessional.

High saturation color includes neon yellow, shocking pink, bright orange, and so on.

These colors draw people to your outfit immediately instead of focusing on your face and personality.


So ladies, here are the 10 elegant colors that make you look classy and polished! Let’s have a quick recap first.

  • Black
  • Grey
  • White
  • Red
  • Navy Blue
  • Beige
  • Ivory
  • Khaki
  • Champagne colors
  • Pastel colors

Apparently, there are more choices out there other than black, white and grey so feel free to play around with these colors.

While these 10 colors all seem very different, they are all (except red) regarded as the natural color with low saturation.

Unlike the high saturation artificial color, these 10 colors will always be timeless and appropriate to wear!

Colors do play a huge role when it comes to looking classy or not so it’s always worth paying attention to.

After all, classy is not about looking expensive, it’s about the willingness to pay extra effort to present a better version not just for others but ourselves!

By the way, if you want more outfit tips to look high-class and expensive, check out the list below!

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  1. jennifer says:

    Black forever!! Also head to toe white! Thanks for this post. I needed this good reminder to level up my style. Even though I’m home every day, LOL!

  2. Lyssa says:

    Yes! I love wearing black. I feel like it goes well with my blonde hair. Too bad my kitties make it so hard to keep lint-free.

  3. Very informative. I always go with red, ivory, and black sometimes. Great post!