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Let’s face it, for a teenage girl, the prom dance is a monumental social occasion. Choosing the right colour is critical and this should not be based solely on your favourite shade, as skin tone also comes into the equation.
Here is a list of skin tones, along with suggested colours.
- Pale Skin – Pale skin with a warm undertone suits tan, browns or greens, earthy shades that highlight your fairness. Avoid stark colours like black and white, also metallics are not really suited for a light complexion. Google Images can help you to view many colours and when you find the right shade, you can search by colour for a designer dress.
- Cool, Light Skin – If you have a fair complexion with dark hair, you fall into the light skin category and the perfect shades for you are red, peach and pink, while jewel tones contrast well with light skin. Avoid yellows, gold and metallics, as they clash with light skin. See the stunning top designer dresses for prom in these colours from an online designer dress boutique. A designer dress will stand the test of time, which makes it ideal for those who intend to wear it in other occasions.
- Warm, Light Skin – If you have fair skin and red or blonde hair with rosy cheeks, you belong to this category and should look for earthy tones like browns and greens, while neutral beiges and gray are also good. Avoid neon, or indeed, any bright colour, as this tends to look harsh when contrasted with your skin colour.
- Olive Skin – This is the skin colour that can wear any shade and get away with it and bright colours like pink, jade and salmon are ideal. Green blends well with your olive complexion, adding a touch of mystery to your look. Colours to avoid include neutral shades, which do nothing for your skin.
- Medium Skin – Jewel colours mix well with medium tanned skin; emerald green and turquoise are attractive, along with sapphire blue and ruby red. Avoid orange, brown and beige, which would look better on a fair-skinned person.
- Dark Skin – Gold, silver and copper work well with musky complexions, as would any soft, pastel colour, while you should stay away from shades of black and brown, which offer no contrast. Striking colours are the name of the game for dark-skinned girls and why shouldn’t you show off that attractive tanned glow? Neon green, for example, is ideal, as is shocking pink, which is one of Naomi Cambell’s favourites.
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Once you have narrowed your colour choices down, search for the online designer dress boutique and check out the stunning gowns and dresses from top drawer designers, with many on special, as there is a while to go until next year’s prom. Choose your accessories accordingly and it won’t hurt to have a dress rehearsal a few days before the prom, to iron out any minor issues.