So you’ve read every article about the perfect fit of a formal dress, the ideal style for you and which one to opt for depending on your body type - but what about the colour? ‘Cause let’s face it - that’s one of the things that’ll pop out the most! Regardless of how amazing the fit maybe, if the colour doesn’t suit you then how will the gram snaps look? You need to look stunning in every aspect, and we know how overwhelming that may be - so we’ve put together a comprehensive guide of which hue suits you best. ‘Tis the season to adorn the sweetest of pieces, so make sure you feel great in every part of it.
What’s Your Skin Colour?
We all know our skin colour right? It’s actually a bit more complicated than what appears on the surface; it’s easy to tell if you’re brown or light-skinned - but you also need to find out your undertones. Undertones can be broken down into the following categories; cool (pink, red or blue), warm (yellow, peach, golden) and neutral (mix of warm & cool). Take a look at your veins; blue = cool undertones, green = warm undertones and if you see both colours then you have neutral undertones!
Find Your Hue
So now that you know your undertone and skin colour, it’s time to find the perfect hue for you! Glow in EVERY aspect of the word - this is your night so make sure you’re the main character. To be the most glorious gal at the party be sure to complement your lovely skin tone, your hair (natural or dyed), your gorgeous eyes, accessories and maybe even your date’s fit. Colour is a big part of making the look iconic, so take a look through all of the colours and see which one will suit your skin and vibe the best.
Calling all of you beautiful gals who have brown skin- blue was made for girls like you! For queens like you, jewel tones are ideal - anything in the blue or green family will look stunning on you! Specifically emerald, turquoise and royal blue.
This is a universally loved shade for a reason - this striking hue will look amazing on olive skin, brown skin, cool light skin and dark skin. Just be weary if you have warm light skin as it may wash you out. Be sure to accessorise and be extra AF with your makeup so that you can stand out even in the darkest of nights.
Another great shade that everyone can easily adorn without worry - just be careful of the food and drinks around you, we don’t want to become multi-coloured throughout the night! Be sure to match this with glitzy accessories to achieve a more elegant look.
An underrated colour that suits basically every skin tone, regardless of your undertones because there are so many variations of this colour. If you have brown skin try out an emerald green, if you have light skin opt for an earthier green and if you have olive skin, you’re good to wear ANY of the greens. We rec trying a monochrome look and truly owning the night.
Passion is yours with this sexy colour that suits best if you have olive or warm light skin. Try to stay away from this colour if you have pale skin, ‘cause it can make you look a little washed out. Be sure to match your dress with a bold red lip to exude an old Hollywood look.
For the girliest ones of them all try out the colour Regina SWEARS by. This colour suits best those of you who have olive and neutral undertones, dark skin, and cool light skin, Try a pastel shade if you have lighter skin and if you have darker skin with neutral tones opt for a fuchsia or hot pink.
We can’t wait to see the ‘fits you create this party season