Help me pick a color that goes with my skin tone!

nooch

Judge Roughneck
Apr 25, 2008
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I am really bad at dressing myself & my usual uniform is jeans, a black shirt, and chuck taylors. That said, I have a few You Have To Look Nice occasions coming up soon and I need at least one probably two nice dresses. I have absolutely no idea what kinds of colors I should be looking at to flatter my ghastly skin tone. To complicate matters, I am also a size 24 (W, not 24 waist) and I am deathly afraid of color. So here's a picture of my skin tone and if you have a color suggestion for a tall, sickly-pale plus size lady I will love you forever and ever :biggrin:

Sorry about the goofy picture btw, it's the only thing I could find that accurately displays my color.
 

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pink.couture

Let's go shopping.
Oct 3, 2008
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Are you thinking long sleeved or like sleeveless? Hows the temp where your going? So your looking for colors like black and neautral colors? Have you considered gold? Budget?
 

nooch

Judge Roughneck
Apr 25, 2008
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Are you thinking long sleeved or like sleeveless? Hows the temp where your going? So your looking for colors like black and neautral colors? Have you considered gold? Budget?
I'm not even tackling budget or style until I can figure out some sort of color that looks good on me - I barely own anything except jeans and black shirts & when I go shopping my fiance doesn't ask what I bought, he asks how many black shirts I bought! I'm trying not to be afraid of color but it's pretty deeply ingrained into fat girls to wear black, black, black and I don't wanna look like I'm going to a funeral!
 

ahertz

O.G.
Jul 16, 2007
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Santa Monica
I think blues and purples will look great on you. We have similar skin tones and those are really the only colors I can get away with. I have to completely stay away from green, yellow and orange tones. I know you don't have a nordstrom in your area, but here are some quick examples of dresses in shades that I think would be good for your coloring:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2966014...Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6010558&P=1

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3006647...Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6010558&P=2

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2963678...Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6010558&P=8
 

jan228

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May 3, 2008
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If you really want something bright and flattering, go with something the color of your lips. I do this all the time with nail polish and shirts. It's naturally flattering because it's already part of your complexion.