Your prom dress should bring out your natural beauty, and that means it should make your face pop and suit your skin tone. Take a look at the tips below to figure out which color will look best on you.
- Dress Colors for Darker Skin
Try to match colors to your skin tone but in a way that opposites attract. If you have darker skin, you’re going to look amazing in pastels and brighter colors, as well as deeper tones. These shades will bring out the warmness of your skin and beauty.
Think of shades like purples and plums, pinks, yellows, and gold, copper, and bronze. You can also pull of white. All of these colors will pop against your skin.
- Dress Colors for Medium Skin Tones
Picking a color that flatters your skin can be scary. You don’t want to choose something that is the same shade are your skin, it won’t be flattering. If you have a medium skin tone, stay away from beiges, browns, caramels, and oranges. Lighter hues and pastels will be too cool too, you want something warm. So, look stunningly beautiful in dresses deeper and brighter hues as well as jewel tones, like precious gem colors rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. The blue family is also flattering for you, as is deep pink and raspberry.
- Dresses for Olive Skin Tones
You’re lucky if you have an olive skin tone, as you can pull of just about any color. You likely have brown and yellow undertones, so go for colors that will complement those shades. The best color for you is pink. Bright pinks bring out lovely red undertones and make you look as though you are glowing. Greens, like lime and emerald, bring out your brown tones, but you can also pull off oranges and bright reds that will make your skin pop.
- Fair Skin Tones and Dress Colors
If you have a fair skin tone, you either have peachy undertones or cooler undertones. If you have warmer undertones, earthy colors will work great on you, like browns, greens, olives, emerald, and lime. You can also pull off grey, navy, and ivory.
If you have cooler undertones, head to a reliable dress shop such as Peaches Boutique to look for deep reds, strawberry, deep purple, and raspberry pink dresses. These create a stunning contrast with your skin and will give your cheeks just a hint of color. Jewel tones will also flatter your skin, like amethyst, emerald, and turquoise.
Stay away from metallic like silver, but you can pull off gold. Also stay away from bright or light shades. White makes you look way too pal and black makes you look goth.
Use this guide to find the perfect prom dress that will bring out your natural beauty and really make your skin tone pop and sparkle.