Thereís white and then thereís white, then there is all kinds
of wonderful pastel colors that make beautiful wedding gowns. If
your are not sure what color is best hereís some helpful hints.
Many brides prefer to stay with traditional white and thatís
just fine, but remember there are all kinds of shades of white
as well, so pick a shade that works well with your skin color.
Remember when choosing your bridesmaidís dresses to consider
their skin tone also.
While your hair and eye color play
a role in choosing a flattering fabric, your skin tone plays the
most important role. Your body is the largest feature and the
one people will notice first.
Before you start gown
hunting take time to determine your skin tone. Is it warm or
cool? An old trick to help determine skin tone is to have a look
at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they bluish tone
or greenish tone? Blue veins indicate a cool skin tone. Green
veins indicate a warm skin tone. Another way to tell is by how
your skin tans. Women who tend to burn usually have cool skin
tones. Woman who tan easily usually have warm skin tones. The
third way to tell is to have a look at your face in the mirror
[you naked face Ė no makeup applied] If your skin is fair to
medium and has a pink, red, or blue tone then youíre a cool skin
tone. If your skin is fair to medium and has more of an olive or
golden tone then your skin tone is warm.
Women with cool
skin tones look best in: cool white, pure white, silver white,
ice blue, pale pink, barely blue. Cool tones can wear vivid
blues and reds, deep emerald greens, plums, and pure black. All
of the softer pastels from the blues to the roses enhance cool
skin tones. Lemon yellows, rich ruby and sapphire also look
great. Your makeup should include cool colors such as pinks and
lilacs. Cool toned people will look best in blue based colors.
Women with warm skin tones look best in: champagne, yellowy
pink, ivory, soft ivory, crisp ivory, camel, oyster white, ecru,
palest pink. Any of the natural earth colors with gold
translucent undertones work well, mochas, bronzes, sage greens,
and mango oranges. In you are looking at reds then look for
brick, dark tomato red, or burnt orange reds. Earth greens such
as olive, moss and jade also enhance warm skin tone. Your makeup
should be on the peach side. Warm tones people will look best in
yellow based colors.
When dress hunting if you find your
dream dress but the color doesnít flatter your skin tone, donít
worry! Most gown manufacturers make their gowns in a variety of
colors so youíll be able to choose the shade that is most
flattering. When choosing your bridesmaidís gowns be sure to
take them with so that color swatches can be used to see how the
color works with their skin. Many color options are available in
bridesmaidís dresses also.
So choose your style, choose your color range, and start
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