Blue is one of those universal hues that looks great on everybody. One of the richest colors in the rainbow, blue has a way of bringing the best out of any complexion. And it comes in every shade imaginable from robin’s egg to cobalt to bright turquoise to deep navy.
Though blue and black traditionally don’t go together, you can pair a blue outfit with accessories in silver, gold or even mix in red for a contrasting color. Not sure how to style your blue look yet? Get inspiration from these 15 beauties in blue.
In Living Color: 15 Celebrities Who Shine Bright in Blue
1. Lupita Nyong'o
Take a cue from Lupita Nyong'o and set off your cobalt blue dress with an equally bright red lip.
2. Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland is all glamour in this glittering long sleeve full-length blue gown and a smoky eye to match.
3. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez never fails to turn heads like when she wore this sparkly turtleneck gown to the amFAR gala.
4. Lala Anthony
Lala Anthony knows that for a color that pops against the skin, look no further than bright blue. She wore this bold Zac Posen gown to the Met Gala.
Blue is one of Beyonce's favorite names and colors, so it's no surprise she chose this ravishing navy dress to wear to her fragrance launch. What we do find fascinating is that she paired it with red for a contrasting pop of color.
6. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington sizzles in every color but especially in royal blue. This minimalist Calvin Klein dress, worn at New York Fashion Week, is delightfully bold and bright.
7. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian went for a subtle yet sultry look in this muted blue gown by Lanvin at the 2014 Met Gala.
8. Rita Ora
Rita Ora looks like a prom princess in this stunning sky blue off the shoulder gown at the 2012 British Fashion Awards.
9. Jennifer Hudson
For a breathlessly sexy look, Jennifer Hudson threw on a stunning Alexander McQueen blue dress with draping in all the right places.
10. Mariah Carey
Few colors look more regal and elegant than navy. Just ask Mariah Carey. She wore the gorgeous hue to the Oscars, accenting her navy gown with silver and diamond accessories.
11. Selena Gomez
For a dark, romantic look, Selena Gomez twirled in a navy Versace gown with lacy black accents at the Video Music Awards.
12. Taraji P. Henson
Not only did Taraji P. Henson stun in a bright blue Stella & Jamie dress at Tribeca Film Festival, but she added a bold purple lip that set if off perfectly.
13. Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes channeled the '70s for her Met Gala appearance, accessorizing her breathtaking pleated blue gown with a glamorous gold belt.
14. Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson kept all eyes on her at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party in a shimmering turquoise Diane Von Furstenberg gown with a daring high slit.
15. Liya Kebede
Liya Kebede dazzled at Cannes Film Festival in a sparkly Roberto Cavalli blue and black minidress that looked fresh off the runway.