Forget about the little black dress - this season, formal fashion is all about color. From basics like blue and red to more advanced hues like ochre, mauve and vermillion, don't be afraid to take a bold step with a bright statement piece.
So how can you make color work? First, be honest about what flatters you. For dark-haired, dark-eyed women with olive skin, rich, warm tones like red, orange and gold can bring out your natural coloring. For fair-skinned, blue-eyed ladies, cooler colors - pastel pinks, sky blues and other gentle hues - are the most complementary. Of course, part of knowing the rules is knowing when to break them, so don't be afraid to experiment with colors that might be slightly out of your comfort zone. You never know what you'll discover!
To avoid an overwhelming look, keep hair simple and makeup minimal with bright outfits. A clean updo or loose, wavy style is the best way to wear your hair when you want a bright dress to stand out, and don't let exciting eyeshadow or bold lipstick compete your clothes. Pair a colorful dress with neutral shoes or a metallic bag to keep the focus on your outfit.
You'll be the talk of the town when you show up to a party in a bright peacock gown instead of boring old black.
Take TJ Formals Prom Quiz to determine what colors and styles look best on you!