Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ask TJ Formal: What colors look best on me?

Q: Can you help me determine my best colors to wear?
Did you ever try on a dress you love, then look in the mirror and go "Yuck!" - most likely it's because the color is not correct for your coloring. Your skin tone and hair color can help you decide which colors look best on you.
Traditionally, colors are likened to a season - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Once you determine your "season" then it will be easier to find the colors that look the prettiest on you!
Winter:  dark hair and eyes, dark skin or dark hair and light skin
  • Looks best in: White, Navy, Black, Red, Pink, Light Colors, Yellow
  • Avoid: Beige, orange, gold

 Summer:  light hair and eyes, pale or medium skin
  • Looks best in: pastels, neutrals, rose and blue undertones, plum, lavender/lilac, brown, burgundy, light blue,
  • Avoid: intense, vivid hues or earth tones

 Autumn:  Golden or light skin, copper red, neutral or light hair.
  • Looks best in: warm colors, camel, beige, olive, orange, gold, brown, purple, rust, navy, teal/turquoise, ivory
  • Avoid: grey, white, pink, peach, light yellow

Spring: light to olive skin, light hair, reds, blonde or dark hair.
  • Looks best in: camel, golden yellow, brown, aqua, ivory, green, red, coral, black
  • Avoid: dull or muted colors

Next time you look in the mirror and something just doesn't look right, try switching to a different color based on your skin and hair colors. You will be amazed at the difference!

Armed with what colors look best on you and what body style you are, it will be a cinch to pick out the perfect dress that looks perfect on you!


  1. Thanks for the information! I've always wondered why I loved a dress so much on the hanger, but not on me.

  2. Very helpful, thank you! Gives me some direction :)