An LBD may be your best fashion friend, but sometimes the same color can get
a little boring. The next time you're shopping for a dress, whether it be a
cocktail dress, party dress or evening gown, choose a color that complements
your skin tone so you can really stand out.
When out shopping, you can determine your ideal color palette by placing your hand next to a desired dress color. The colors should work well together, not
contrast. Or to determine whether you'd look better in a warm or cool tone, use the
gold and silver test. Put something that's metallic gold near your face in front
of a mirror, then do the same with something that's metallic silver. You'll be
able to see if your skin has more of a bluish (cool) or yellowish (warm) tint
and you can pick colors that complement it.
What do you think? Are these the correct colors on these models?
Once you find colors that suit you, you don't have to stop wearing colors
that may clash with your complexion. Just keep those colors further from your
face. If pink doesn't go with your skin tone but you love it anyway, wear a pink
purse or some bright pink shoes with a dress in a color that matches your skin
tone. You'll be sure to turn heads.