Skintone: Finding The Right "White"

In one of our past blog posts, The Perfect Dress For Your Perfect Shape, we focused on exactly that - helping you determine the proper styles and shapes that work best for your body type. So what's the next thing to consider when looking for and finding The One? None other than dress COLOR! Selecting YOUR best white (or color!) all comes down to your skintone, so once you determine your tone category, get a move on picking your little white dress (LWD!) - be it starck or natural white, diamond white, ivory, champagne, tan...or even pink (think Gwen Stefani)!

FIRST: Determine your skintone! Are you divalicously dark? Medium with glowing yellow undertones? Ostentatiously olive? Light with pretty pink undertones? Or are you the Fairest of The All?

NEXT: Find YOUR white! Here are a few dress suggestions that will work, no matter what color category you are!

1) Dark: Stark white is a great option, but your skintone is one of the luckiest. Why? Almost ANY shade of white will look glam on you, even a pale cocoa or peachy hue! Our Justin Alexander Style 8461 would provide a great contrast, as seen here:

2) Medium with glowing yellow undertones: An off-white to creamy, yellow-ivory selection is best for your skintone. With the more recent trend to steer away from stark whites for certain tones, there are a wide array of options for you out there! Here's one in our store for you - "Madeleine" by Claire Pettibone. CLaire HERSELF will be here for her trunk show, March 25-27, so make your appointment today because they ARE filling up!

3) Olive skintones: A champagne color or diamond white is best for youf tone, as can be seen here. This is Matthew Christopher's "Katerina" - and he will also be here IN PERSON for his trunk show, March 17-19.

4) Fair and pink undertones: In order to balance your skintone, and to bring out your smooth, creamy glow, ivory workes best for you! We're having a St. Pucci Trunk Show on March 5th, so make an appointment to come in and try on style 541X by Avine Perucci, part of the St. Pucci collection - the front seen here and back seen here.

Now that your on the right path to selecting YOUR white, come visit us in store to REALLY find your perfect Little White Dress! We are more than happy to provide a number of selections that fit beautifully with your shape and coloring to make sure you've got a perfect match! The One is calling...

Posted on February 21, 2011 and filed under Fashion, Updates.