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What Prom Dress Color is Perfect for You

Jan 31, 2017

After you’ve identified the prom dress style that you want to wear, the next big question is the color. Now, color is key because picking the wrong hue can actually leave you looking washed out. It’s not your imagination that some colors are more flattering than others on you, which is why it’s vital to target a color that brings out all of your best assets. So, how do you decide on the perfect prom dress color for you? Well, the secret is actually in the undertones.

Red Long Prom Dress 2017 by Sherri Hill

First off, don’t confuse surface tone with undertone. Surface tone is what’s on top and what you pay attention to when it comes to makeup. However, undertone is what lies underneath your skin. Undertone is broken into three categories; cool, warm and neutral. Cool means you have pink, red or blue undertones while warm describes yellow or golden undertones. Ladies that are neutral have a combo of both. Don’t stress. It only takes a minute to decide which undertone best describes you.

  • Look at your veins – Check out the veins by your wrist. If they’re bluish, then you have cool undertones. Green means that you have warm.
  • Silver or gold – If silver jewelry looks better on you than you have cool undertones. Gold tends to flatter warm toned ladies.
  • Natural hair and eye color – If the previous tricks didn’t help, then consider the hair and eye color that nature gave you. Gals with blue, green or gray eyes and blonde, brown or black hair have cool undertones while ladies with brown, hazel or amber eyes along with red, brown, black or strawberry blonde hair have warm undertones.
  • Fun in the sun – Another way to find your undertone is to take a look at your skin after a day spent in the sun. Girls that tan easily have warm undertones while gals that burn quickly have cool.

Open Back Yellow Prom Gown 2017 by Jovani

Okay, so now that you’ve identified your undertone. Target a prom dress color that flatters your undertone and you have the ideal prom dress color for you. Fabulous colors for warm undertones are yellow, richer hues of red, shades of brown, creamy colors as well as lighter greens that have a yellow mix. Cool undertones will rock blue, purple, pink, darker greens, reds that boast a bluish base and cyan.

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