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Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

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Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

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Mauve is a beautiful color shade between pink and purple; while it is quite muted for purple, it is slightly richer for pink. Hence, since it is easy to wear mauve, the color is an ideal neutral color addition to your wardrobe.

Call it subtle! Call it chic! Call it elegant!

Call it again dusty! Call it a mid-tone! Call it flattering!

Call it mauve!

From WikiPedia;

Mauve is an old-school type of dye that gained popularity in the 1890s; why the 1890s are sometimes referred to in retrospect as the “Mauve Decade“.

Mauve also comes in a variety of shades: rich mauve, deep mauve,opera mauve, mauve taupe and old mauve. While rich mauve is brighter, the colors become dull and deep, making old mauve the deepest shade of mauve.

Why Is Mauve Considered A Royal Color?

Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

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Mauve falls within the color family of purple; a color that has been associated with royalty, power and wealth for centuries. Purple’s elite status stems from the rarity and cost of the dye originally used to produce it. Hence, if you have to look expensive without too much effort, it is about time you were keen on the colors to include in your wardrobe. Actually, some colors make you look  expensive. Including the color mauve!

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Mauve Best Comes In What Outfits?

Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

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Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

Image Source:@RubiLove

Mauve looks perfect when designed for dresses! Just why a lot of brides consider mauve when it comes to picking color for their bridesmaids dresses.

Mauve also looks terrific for outerwear! If you want to look expensive when dressing up,then consider throwing atop a gorgeous mauve coat.My lady, the night will be yours!

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It is also common to see top wear and pants in mauve.

How To Get The Right Outfit In Mauve

Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

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Mauve can look so crisp clean ,elegant and sophisticated but you must be careful when picking out the fabric for your cloth.

  • Pick out good quality fabrics for mauve or else the color will look all-beat. Good quality fabrics include cotton, wool, cashmere, suited fabrics, satin and silk. On than note, avoid fabrics that contain plastics such as polyester.

Mauve is indeed one of the most luxurious-looking colors and to get the most our of the color, get just the right shade for your outfit if you have to stand out in mauve.

  • Go for deeper shades if you are darker and for lighter tones if lighter in complexion. While there are quite a number of shades in mauve: rich mauve, deep mauve,opera mauve, mauve taupe and old mauve, find what color looks best on your skin tone.
  • Go big if you also have to stand out in mauve. In this case, I mean, wearing a larger piece in mauve like a dress, pants or outerwear since these pieces ooze an effortlessly-chic yet bold vibe.
  • Choose highly tailored pieces. Girl, you’ll love a slim suit in mauve!


We’ve seen that mauve is such a neutral yet luxurious color and that means you don’t want to mess it up by picking the wrong outfit. Be sure to have it clean and well-pressed if it should be to get rid of creases.

What Colors Go Well With Mauve?

Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

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1.Nudes pair best with mauve!

Usually, if there’s any doubt, wear a nude! This translates from your outfit pairs to the accessories. Great nude colors that could go well with mauve include beige and camel.

2. Go Neutral!

Black and white never disappoint! Even if you have no sense of style at all, you would look great matching mauve with either black or white.

3. Monochromes Forever!

Caught up in a style rut? Then wear a monochromatic outfit! Good enough, here are tips I shared on how to look best in a monochromatic outfit.

You can wear a full suit in mauve as long as it’s well fitting and neatly pressed. You can also mix up different shades of mauve and ensure it looks united.

4. Color block!

Color blocking has gained prominence in the fashion world for some time now. It simply employs the use of contrasting or bright colors to create a super-high colorful effects.

In this case,you can wear richer colors like maroon, burgundy or wine red with mauve. However, avoid too much layering when wearing mauve unless you are actually going monochromatic or nude.

Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

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How To Look Expensive In Mauve

We all want the same thing when it comes to style – to look chic, elegant and well put-together without breaking the bank! Believe it or not, you definitely can look like a million bucks without wearing the pieces you invested in. That is where the choice of color and fabric come into play.

When dressing up in mauve, keep these tips in mind to ensure you have the most elegant look:


(A) Compliment the look with subtle nude, metallic or neutral accessories( including shoes).

Again, I would recommend nude accessories like beige and camel. This goes for shoes, bags and even jewelry. For example: if you go the nude route, you can have a beige pair of stilettos, some nude jewelry and a nude clutch.

You can also have metallics for your accessories. Gold can be so easy to wear with mauve especially if you have paired your mauve piece with nudes. But if you have worn neutral pairs like black or white, you can have silver accessories.

Neutral accessories like a black leather bag or some white canvas shoes can also finish your mauve outfit especially if you did not wear a nude combination. For example: you wore ablack or white pair.

Remember to go minimal with the accessories so that everything looks united and not so bulky.

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(B) Have subtle makeup and manicure


Looking for a great way to wear mauve? Then try mauve makeup and manicure too!

Mauve manicure or makeup goes with anything and everything since it is perfectly nude! You literally never have to worry about it clashing with your outfit or hair.

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Color Crush Mauve: Complete Guide On How To Wear Mauve

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Well, do you also wear mauve?

Lemme know your thoughts in the comment section below…

Disclaimer: All Photos Are Courtesy Of The Owners On Instagram: @RubiLove, @MissLisaMorales, @Olesya-Malinskaya and @Magnolia_Addict




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    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Thanks Rhian; glad you find the whole look as nice. And there is no doubt that this is a light shade of mauve you say…anyway, thanks for riding along…

  1. Kweni says

    This color is lovely and it looks great on you! I had a top with a similar color before but I had to give it away coz it doesn’t suit my skin tone. It shines beautifully on you.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Thanks Kweni; it’s so unfortunate to see that you had to give the color up. But perhaps you could try with other shades of mauve- switching from lighter to darker shades- till you get your desired. Anyway, thanks for riding along…

  2. Akamatra says

    It’s not an easy color to match! You did great with your outfit! I like how you matched it with burgundy!

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      That’s so true Akamatra; mauve can be very tricky to pair especially when going bold. Anyway, neutrals like black will always do. Thanks for the love!

  3. Tayler says

    Oh my goodness gracious! I love your whole outfit! I think the belt totally pulls it completely together!

  4. Tria says

    I loved this on you! It looks perfectly put together! I want to go and wear mauve right now! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Thank you Robert! Well, I’m glad your daughter was a big fan of my COLOR CRUSH series and yes, I’m glad she goes for ballet slipper pink. We know girls with pink, right? Ha-ha!

  5. Geraline Batarra says

    Such a nice dress and yes, it is elegant and very stylish. I love its color and I love how you wear it.

  6. morry says

    woowww…. you rock that look. I have always liked the offbeat shades like mauve and turquoise. They are subtle and look elegant.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      No doubt about that Morry! I think that as much as I love all sorts of colors, I’ve loved this mauve shade more…perhaps because it is kinda laid back and off-beat as you say? Anyway, thanks for the love.

  7. Shay says

    Keep strutting your stuff girly! The colors match lovely on you and it corresponds with each other as well.

  8. Michele Dennis says

    Thrift store finds are the best! That dress was a really great find, I love the cut! I’m not a big of light or pastel colors, I’m more into richer colors. I definitively love the darker shades of mauve😊

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      You’re so right Michele…with a keen eye and patience, one can find the best thrift goodies. Anyway, thanks for the love. I’m certain that richer shades of mauve look as good on you!

  9. Rachel says

    I’m loving the pairing of the mauve and pink colors together! Personally, I like mauve pink which I guess leans more into the reddish tones 🙂

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      That is a really thoughtful combination! Mauve pink paired pinks sounds awesome I could try it too. Anyway, glad you’re loving the color. Thanks!

  10. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says

    Such a beautiful color! I believe I do not have any top or pair of pants in that color, but I sure would want to have one. I guess a new top in mauve will be my next purchase.

  11. Marjie Mare says

    Mauve, purple, lavender, they are all my favorite colors. Which means, I love everything in that post. My bedroom is a beautiful shade of mauve, this is how much I love that color who also brings me peace.

  12. Agnes Dela Cruz says

    I love this color, it gives that distinct color that pops. I gotta wear my mauve blouse this weekend.

  13. Anagha says

    This is one of my favorite color but I did not its name haha. I agree this color has got royalty appearance. The right choice material for it makes one look classy.

  14. Alexandra Cook says

    Wow, I can’t imagine that I could get away with wearing this color but it looks really good! I’m always afraid of trying new colors.

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