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What Colors Look Good on Me?

For help in choosing the most flattering clothes that will bring out your natural beauty, it helps if you first ask yourself which colors really complement your skin tone, hair, and eyes. By determining what hues are the most flattering, you can fashion a wardrobe that makes you look fantastic every day. Warm or Cool Coloring When consulting experts who advise women on which colors work best for them, you may hear terms like “warm” or “cool” in relation to your skin tone. In order to choose the most flattering colors to wear, it’s important to understand what these terms mean and to find out which one best describes your skin tone. In clothes, as with makeup, the undertones in your skin as well as hair and eye color give valuable clues as to what shades will work most harmoniously with your natural coloring. These factors directly impact what colors will look best on you. Warm You’re probably a warm if you have the following: Dark brown or black hair Deep red or auburn hair Reddish or golden brown hair Brown or green eyes Olive or golden skin Beige skin Skin which tans easily Yellow skin undertones Warm complexions look best in these colors: Red (with warm undertones such as tomato red) Peach Orange Golden yellow Golden brown Olive green Gold jewelry Cool Cool complexions are typically defined by these features: Light to medium brown hair Light green, hazel...

How to Wear Leggings Under a Dress

Whether you’re trying to be a bit warmer, look nicer going to and from the gym or get away with a shorter skirt than usual, it’s useful to know how to wear leggings under a dress. It’s a casual, fun and modern look that gives plenty of outfits a lot more mileage. Wearing Leggings Under a Dress With so many shoes being more suited to bare feet, and fewer and fewer women wearing hose or tights, knowing how to wear leggings under a dress helps on the days when you don’t want to have completely bare legs. On the face of it, this is easy – simply put on the leggings, toss the dress on over them, and go. You also want to be sure you get the length and style right and don’t look silly when you’re trying to look sophisticated, however. The basic rule is to keep it simple. If the leggings are a color or pattern you wouldn’t wear as tights, then don’t wear them. Also, remember that this is an inherently modern look. That’s not to say that you can’t wear leggings with a vintage dress, but you should be aware that you will project a mix of styles. Tips for Pairing Dresses and Leggings You can wear leggings with almost any dress. There are some things to consider, though: Dress Length Short to mid-length: In general, short to mid-length dresses are the ones that...

Eighties Fashion for Women

Eighties fashion for women was colorful, bold, and in some cases, outrageous. Anyone who grew up in or was around in the 1980s surely remembers some of the fashion trends that emerged that decade. Some were positive, and some were gladly put into the back of closets afterward. Take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of 1980s fads and fashions. Eighties Fashion for Women Flashback So what were some of the most memorable eighties trends? Not surprisingly, some trends came from popular television shows of the era and trickled down to the masses. Other fashions evolved from fitness crazes or movies. Women’s Menswear and Work Styles If you ever saw the TV show Dynasty, you saw some of the most massive shoulder pads ever made. Alexis Carrington and Krystle Carrington were strong, dramatic characters and they needed clothing to match. It wasn’t long before women’s suits and then shirts were made with shoulder pads already inserted. Some pads were removable, but others were permanent and gave women of the day a profile to match that of any football linebacker. Casual and Workout Apparel Leggings were an 80s trend. Mini skirts and leggings: While mini skirts first gained prominence in the 1960s, they came back with a vengeance in the 1980s. The difference was that where the 1960s mini was usually a dress paired with go-go boots, the 1980s mini was often made of tight, clingy...

Swimsuit Colors for Fair Skin Tones

The right swimsuit colors for fair skin tones will help you look luminous, as if lit from within. Swimsuit Colors for Fair Skin Tones: An Overview Knowing the right swimsuit colors for fair skin tones means that no matter the swimsuit style you choose, you can feel confident that you will look great. Overall, some of your best color choices include: Dark, yet sharp hues: Dark hues like navy and black can look fabulous against your skin, but take care that the color is sharp. Faded shades of blue, and to a lesser extent black, will not look nearly as good once set against your skin. Additionally, no matter what color you eventually choose, you’ll want to make sure that it lies in contrast to your skin in some way. Cool tones: Cool shades of hot pink, jeweled purple and crisp turquoise and teal can also look wonderful, and these are very good choices if you prefer a lighter color suit. Warm, Cool, or Neutral? Fair skin is not a one size fits all color. No matter how light the color of your skin, you can bet that your pigment has either cool, warm or neutral undertones. Warm Undertones Fair skin with warm undertones look best in deep terracotta shades, olive greens, periwinkle and bright, almost tomato-colored reds. No matter what color you select, be sure to choose a shade that is slightly warm in nature. Cool Undertones Those...