FABRIC: CHOOSING A COLOR

Did you know that by wearing a color that is not flattering to you could change the way your body figure presents as well as can make your skin tone look drab or become totally lost? Choosing the right color for your dress is just as important as the style for your figure. If the color is wrong for you, no matter how well the dress is made, the effect will be totally lost.

There are a few things one must know when choosing the right color for your garment. The old time myths of wearing blues and greens, and reds and pinks together are no longer true. Pretty much nowadays, anything goes, as long as it compliments you! Mixing and matching colors that compliment you can be fun and give your creation your very own personal touch. Year to year, what is considered “in fashion” as far as color, changes. Do not give the color of the season as much play as what looks great on you! Choosing the right colors can draw attention away from any figure faults you may have. Accenting your dress with accessories in matching or contrasting colors can even bring out your design that much more.

There are three types of color schemes for clothing, monochrome, contrasting, and toning. Always try color schemes by holding the fabric combination near your face while looking in a mirror to see if the colors suit you. Monochrome color schemes use shades of a single color or one color with black and white. Contrasting color schemes uses two or more different colors in varying strengths that compliment each other. Toning color schemes uses two or more similar colors.

Colors can create an optical illusion from cool dark colors making you look smaller and warm light colors making you look larger. Subtle muted colors can be slimming and bright contrasting colors can draw attention to ones figure making it look larger. Here are some general rules to help guide you in what will look most flattering to you. However, they are just general rules and some exceptions can apply.
       RED HAIR
The general rule for red haired people is to avoid colors that match their hair color tone, color, and avoid reds, pinks, and oranges. Choose natural colors such as grays, cream, camel, browns, black, and white for main color. Accents or contrast trims, etc in yellows, greens and blues compliment red hair nicely.

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         BLONDE HAIR
Avoid some yellows and oranges. Blonde haired people suit pastel blues, greens, and browns. For dark blonde-haired people and mousy blonde haired individuals, go with rich deep colors.

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           BRUNETTE OR DARK HAIR
Brown- and dark-haired people are probably the luckiest of all hair colors when it comes to shades of colors that look great on them. They can easily pull off almost any bright colored fabric, browns, blacks, and whites

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           GREY OR WHITE HAIR
Pastel shades are good for both these hair shades however shallow skin needs warm colors without too much yellow to give it an appealing tone. Pale skin needs colors strong enough to contrast with it and dark skin is much like brunettes.

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