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Color Selection of Dress According to Skin Color

Color Selection of Dress According to Skin Color

Jahanara Akter
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Khulna, Bangladesh
Email: fashionelongation@gmail.com



Color plays an important role to present your personality and create definite impression. Color is the reactions of your both physiological and psychological. Color has psychological properties. So, you should know how to use color for the various types of figure coloring shade.

Color selection for dress
Color selection for dress

Uses of color for various types of figure color shade are below:

Types of figure color
Becoming color
Unbecoming color
Natural Blond
Skin: Fair (faint yellow with pale violet tones)
Hair: Fair
Eyes: Blue, gray, or light brown
Low but not dull
Light and medium
Rose, pink, cream, pale cream, pale blue,
Orchid, red-violet, red-brown, black, white.
Red, orange, yellow, blue-violet, beige, brown, gray.
Vivid Blond
Skin: Fair with pink cheeks
Hair: Golden
Eyes: Blue, gray, or hazel
Light, medium or dark
Bronze-green, blue –green, blue, dark purple, red- brown, black,
Red-orange, yellow, red-purple, gray or tan next to skin or hair.
Titian Blond
Skin: Fair with little color
Hair: Red
Eyes: Blue, gray, or brown
Medium or dark
Gold, light-green, bronze –green, blue-green, blue-lavender, beige,
dark brown, black, gray, off-white
Bright red, orange, yellow, yellow-green, red-purple
Skin: Ivory with little or no color, or ivory with high color
Hair: Red brown
Eyes: Brown, blue, green, or gray
Pale pink, Pale green, bronze-green, pale blue, dark brown, black,
gray, Off white.
Red, orange, bright yellow, red-purple, red-brown.
Light Brunette
Skin: Fair with high color
Hair: Light or medium brown
Eyes: Brown, gray or blue
Light Medium or dark
Red, henna, burnt-orange, blue-green, gray- green, navy blue, purple,
dark brown, black, light gray.
Orange, bright green, bright blue, medium gray.
Dark Brunette
Skin: Highly colored or olive
Hair: Dark brown or black
Eyes: Brown, hazel, green, or gray
Medium or dark
Red, wine, orange, yellow, green, brown, black, blue – gray,
off-white, cream.
Intense blue, purple, beige, dark gray, white.



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