Man and women have asked me this exact question in most of the time about, “What colour dress best for your skin tone?” and believe it or not, there is a fairly simple answer. All you need to know is what kind of skin tone you have. Then enhance your beauty by dressing in clothes that best complement your skin. Eye colour is a wild-card factor; in the cases where eye colour strongly contrasts a man’s complexion and hair colour, it can be used to introduce colours that would otherwise have not compliment an individual. So Eye colour and Skin tone can help you guide in the selection of clothing.
There are 3 kinds of skin tones to consider: Warm, Cool and neutral.
To find this out try this test, check the inside of your wrist; if the veins appear greenish this indicates you have yellow undertones and thus would have a warm skin tone. Veins that appear to be more bluish indicate a cool skin tone. If you can’t determine your skin tone after the test then it means you fall under neutral skin tone.
Cool skin tone usually has a pale, rosy, ebony, or dark-red cast to skin.
Warm skin tone usually has a yellow, golden, and honey tones in their skin.
Neutral skin tone if you have a blend of both, or are more olive toned.
Another good indicator of tone is how easily one tans. If you tan easily, chances are you have a warm tone. If you are at the complete opposite end of the spectrum, unable to tan at all, then you more than likely have a cool tone.
Still having trouble deciding what your tone is? Then take a look at your eye color. If you have blue or green eyes, then there’s a good chance you have a cool tone to your skin. Do you have warm brown eyes, or hazel? Then it’s more likely you have a warm tone
So when in doubt, follow these few rules for easy dressing up that will give you an exquisite elegant look .
Brown Eyes with Green Tones- If you have a hint of green in your eyes, you’ll want to bring it out. Purple, especially plum, is the ideal colour to do this.
Dark or brown skin with cool blue undertones is enhanced by bold, vivid, primary colours or icy, cool pastels. Consider wearing cool colours such as soft navy, true white, blue reds, royal blues, fuchsia, lemon yellow, hot pink and blue greens.
Lighter skin tone. The basics include soft white, pale or medium blues, aquas and teals, pinks, violets, pearl greys and fresh reds like watermelon. That navy is actually a soft, light version and best on you with a pastel or red rather than white it brings the elegant and exquisite looks anytime of the day.
Black dresses are very popular choices in many women’s wardrobe because of the flattering nature and versatility of the dresses to be worn to a variety of occasions. Black dresses seem to provide a more flattering look for a lot of women rather if it is the dress that makes a skinnier appearance or brings out more colours from the skin, hair, and other features.
Black is a classic dress colour, and neutrals like taupe and sand are popular as well. Neutral colours have a timeless look.
Red can look feminine, but it’s also associated with anger, passion and heat. Red colour is great as an evening dress.
Yellow can be tricky, but it’s such a pretty colour! I’d suggest finding few shades you really like and narrowing it down from there. Yellow and gold colours are not suitable for men with pale skin tone, but look great for blonde hair men or brown and dark skin tone men. It brings out the radiance on these men’s face.
Green is a good candidate for mixing fabrics and textures because it’s a good blending colour. Green, red, yellow, and tan are also good colours to match and wear. Pink, purple, and pastel colours come and go but can be very stylish. Green represents growth, freshness, prosperity and hope.
Brown dresses are elegant and stylish and can serve as a lovely alternative to black dresses. With a range of colours suitable for any season, brown dresses are becoming more and more fashionable.
Darker blues offer great alternatives to black for a slimming colour. Lighter shades of blue create a fun mood. Dark shirts with light suits can be accomplished, but pulling this off requires skill. High contrast men are always complimented by strong ties that stand out from the shirt.
Champagne is an excellent choice because while it has pink undertones, it appears white in pictures. If you have darker skin and want a soft white, diamond white is the best way to go. Champagne is gorgeous but it can be a tough colour to pull off. But so can a million other colours and styles.