Colours work in strange ways, especially with clothing, and you ideally want to choose a shade that works for you. Skin tone plays a critical role in the overall look of an outfit, and with that in mind, here are some tips on choosing the perfect dress colour for every occasion.
- Warm & Cool Skin Tones – These are the three main categories of skin tone, and while someone with cool skin should look for cool dress shades, there are no hard and fast rules, as a little contrast is sometimes a great addition. If your skin is warm, check out the 2019 turquoise prom dresses available at Peaches Boutique, a leading online boutique that represents designers, such as Sherri Hill, Jovani and Tripoli. Warm skin can be of olive complexion, and with oranges, reds, golden yellows and bright ambers, these shades complement darker skin. The girl with cool skin should be looking at warmer greens and blues, red, magenta and orchid purple, and with a hint of turquoise or lilac, this provides great contrast.
- Neutral Skin Tone – Chocolate and creamy whites look good, as does a wheat or beige type shade, and just about every shade of brown or beige goes with neutral skin. Avoid bright reds or blues, which do not blend well, and if you buy your dress from an online boutique, they always have a wider range of colours to choose from. If you need any help defining your skin tone, there is an excellent article on how to classify your skin tone, complete with pictures, that helps you to get an accurate idea of what colours best work for you.
If you are at all unsure about which colour suits you, ask a few friends for their considered opinions, and you can send a few selfies of you wearing dresses, which will help you to choose. The colours that work for you are the area you should be looking at, while also taking into account hair and eye colour, and a little trial and error never hurt anyone. Play with your accessories a little and always take a few images to send to your friends, and eventually, you will settle for something that complements your personality.
There are many websites that are dedicated to fashion, and it shouldn’t be difficult to nail your skin tone, then, armed with this information, you can search the online boutiques, looking for that perfect outfit. Some online fashion magazines offer free one on one advice, and all you have to do is send them an email with a few images attached, and you should receive a reply within a day or two.
The best way to source the right dress for an important social event like a prom or a wedding is to search for an online boutique, one that has a wide range of designer label items, and the colour choices would also be extensive.