How To Pick A Formal Dress To Match Your Skin Tone

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Your formal dress should flatter your skin tone and make your features pop. So, once you’ve determined which colours look amazing on you, you can use our guide on the best colours to choose for formal dresses to suit your skin tone.

For Dark Skin

Matching colours to the tone of your skin is sort of an opposites attract game. If you have dark skin, you’ll look amazing in colours that fall on the warmer end of the spectrum, from pastels to brighter colours, and even deeper, rich tones. The warmer tones will help bring out your warm skin tone.

Overall, any shade of purple, the pink spectrum, and even yellows will work well, as will shades of the gold family. You can check out the cheap gold dresses for 2018 available on various dress stores.

For Medium Skin Tones

If you have a medium skin tone, stick to deeper and brighter shades as well as jewel tones that will really make your features pop. Jewel tones are rich, deep colours along the lines of rubies, amethysts, emeralds, and sapphires. The blue family also works well for this shade of skin. Think along the lines of deep navy and royal blue. Bright pink, deep pink, and raspberry pink are all good options, too, as are the green and red families, and dark purples.


For Olive Skin Tones

Girls that have an olive skin tone can pull off pretty much any shade. If you have olive skin, you likely have brown or yellow undertones, so keep this in mind when shopping for your formal dress. The best colour to go for is pink, since brighter pinks will bring out the red undertones of your skin, giving you a gorgeous glow. Just about any shade of green, from lime to emerald will also bring out your tones, as will shades from the orange family and any red dresses, especially rose reds and cherry reds.

For Fair Skin

If you have fair skin, you may have either peachy or warm undertones, or even cool undertones. So, the first step is to figure out your skins’ undertones before finding a colour to complement your skin.

If you have warmer undertones, opt for earthy tones, like shades of brown, and pretty much any shade of green, ranging from emerald and lime to grass or even olive. Grey, navy, and ivory will also look really good and are sure to compliment peachy undertones. You can also pick from the lighter side of the orange and red families, like light pink, peach, and rose red.

If you have fair skin with cool undertones, you will look sensation in shades from the berry family. Think along the lines of deep red, strawberry, and even deep purple. These colours create a lovely contrast with your skin, bringing out just a hint of colour in the cheeks. Jewel tones are flattering for your skin tone, too, such as amethyst, emerald, and turquoise.

We hope that this guide has helped you decide on the ideal formal dress colour.

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