What Color Shirt for a Guy Would Go With a Champagne-Colored Dress?

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Whether you're a teenage couple getting ready for prom or a bride and groom trying to figure out the best colors for your wedding party, matching a guy's shirt to the pale orange-yellow or gray-yellow-brown hues of a champagne colored dress requires some color knowledge. With such distinct hues, a champagne color will make a dress stand out -- especially when the woman wearing it is with a guy whose shirt complements her perfectly.

Defining Champagne

Before a guy picks out a button down shirt to wear with a champagne dress, he first should know what this hue actually looks like. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the color of champagne is defined as pale orange-yellow shades to a light gray-yellow brown hue. Essentially, the color of a champagne dress would mimic the color of an actual glass of champagne. Because the hues of champagne can vary, a guy should first look at the exact dress color before deciding what shirt to wear.

Complementary Color Scheme

When trying to match the pale and delicate nature of a champagne hue, guys need to find a shirt that will not overwhelm the color of the dress. According to the website Color Matters, complementary color schemes occur when two colors that lie directly opposite each other on the color wheel are paired together. When the chosen color of champagne is a pale orange yellow hue, the complementary color is a pale blue. With a soft blue shirt and gray suit, a guy can complement the soft orange yellow glow of this shade of champagne.


As a neutral color, brown works as a balance shade for both hues of champagne. By choosing a lighter camel hue of brown, a guy can highlight the glow of a champagne dress. For a more formal look, a camel hued shirt can be paired with a champagne colored tie to bring both outfits together.


If a guy is going for a very formal look, matching a champagne colored dress with the black and white of a tuxedo is a classic choice. Both neutrals, the white and black colors in the tuxedo will allow the champagne shade to pop against the guy's ensemble, making the girl the focal point of the pair. A guy can also alter the look of his tuxedo by pairing the black jacket with a light gray or pale silver shirt.