Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Abbie Cornish, and Brooklyn Decker all gave their manis the Midas touch when they stepped out with shimmering gold polish, a shade we love because of how it can look both edgy and elegant. Rihanna put a new spin on the French manicure by adding metallic tips to a chalk white nail; Swift and Cornish wore their lacquers with white dresses; and Decker matched her nails to the gold sleeves of her J. Mendel gown. As these stars prove, the shade looks stunning paired with outfits in light and dark colors alike—save for a blinged-out 24-karat ensemble, which would appear too busy. Thanks to the black and white details on Decker’s dress, the result wasn’t too matchy-matchy. See more great celebrity-inspired nail polish ideas in the gallery.

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