'Finding the perfect Dress'
Summer is here and its the time where most of us have a summer packed full of events.
I know for me I have a christening to attend and a 50th birthday party to go to, just to name a few of my summer events.
However, events means ... finding the perfect dress to wear, which can often be tricky.
Us women I know can spend weeks trying to find the perfect dress and hours trying to decide looking in the mirror whether that dress is the perfect look for you. We consider so much, the fit of the dress, the cut of the dress, the style, whether it makes our bum and tum look funny.
Recently I have found that its best to start simply with the colour of the dress and matching to your skin tone. Its important to compliment your dress to your skin tone, this helps you to look radiant and beautiful.
Heres some tips for different colour skin tones in finding the perfect dress to compliment your skin tone.
For those of your with dark skin i advice to stay away from blacks, browns, and also silvers, grey and certain blues.
What colour dresses compliment darker skin well is brighter colours and warm colours, even try some pastel colours.
Medium Skin Tones:
Medium skin tones need to add warmth to their complexion, deep and bright shades. Jewel tones also work well, such as sapphires, rubies and amethyst shades. Deep purples, blues , reds and greens also work well for medium skin tones.
However, stay away from colours which are too light, which can make you look a bit dull by bringing out grey under tones.
This is my skin tone, us olive skinned are quite lucky as we can pull off most colours. I wear anything from mustard shades, anything from the green family. As olive completion is 'warm' it suits a wider spectrum of colours when it comes to choosing the perfect dress.
Its best to go for bolder rather than middle ground colours. For example if you want to wear neutral colours go for bolder beiges or white rather than warm neutrals which could sometimes blend in to much with your skin tone.
Pale/Fair Skin Tone:
Contrast your skin tone with dark colours such as greys, brown, navy. Bolder blues also work well.
Avoid pastel, soft shades and bright colours as you do not want to look washed out.
Reds can be a hit and miss depending on your hair colour and your rosey cheeks. If your a red head with rosey cheeks and pale skinned then i would avoid reds.
I hope this helps you on the way to finding the perfect dress for your summer events.
Leave a comment below, let me know what you think. Also leave some more advice too I'm happy to hear your own views and tips to.
Until next time, Bye for now,
FOREVER GiGi .xo.xo.