By Guest Blogger, Diana S.
How to Choose Swimwear According to Your Skin Tone
Even though it seems completely unimportant, the color of your swimsuit can really affect your overall appearance. I don’t know why, but people still tend to neglect the importance of colors of their clothes, and especially swimwear. As the most revealing garment, your swimsuit should compliment your body all the way – from your curves all the way to your skin tone, in order to make you feel confident while wearing it.
Determine your skin tone
Roughly, you can divide skin tones into two categories: cool and warm. There are three ways to determine which one is yours.
- Take something pure white, such as a sheet of paper or a towel, and hold it under your chin under the natural light source without any makeup on. Your skin has a warm tone if it is slightly yellow hue and a cool one if the hue is slightly blue.
- If the veins on the underside of your wrists appear blue, you have a cool skin tone, and if they appear green you have a warm skin tone.
- If gold looks better on you, your skin tone is warm, and if silver looks better on you, your skin tone is cold.
Now, when it comes to warm skin tones, they can be dark, medium or light with golden or caramel undertones. Generally, people with this skin tone have orange, yellow, red or gold hair with brown, green or hazel eyes.
Contrary, when it comes to cool tones, they can range from very pale porcelain with no color in the cheeks all the way to darker skin that has red or pink undertones. Hair usually has hints of violet, blue or silver with blue, grey, green, black or cool brown eyes.
Light skin plus light blond/red hair
Soft colors are the best choice here, since really bold colors can show off your pale side even though they make a statement. Opt for soft greens, pinks and beiges. Black can be either a hit or a miss depending on whether your skin is more on the cooler or the warmer side. Girls with red hair and this skin tone look fabulous in white and cobalt blue.
Avoid yellow and orange.
Creamy light skin plus dark hair
I like to call this combination the Snow White combo. The best choice for you would be any shade of blue such as turquoise, navy and baby blue, as well as emerald, plum and fuchsia.
Avoid white and orange.
Medium-light skin plus brown hair
Your warm side can be accentuated with deep reds or rich earthy tones. Peachy and beige tones as well as dark ones, such as black or grey, can make you look washed out a bit, so try to avoid them.
Olive/light brown skin plus medium/dark brown hair
Oh, aren’t you lucky? From black, over blues all the way to army greens – you can rock every single color on the wheel. You can also opt for bold and colorful signature swimwear from Australia if you want to spice things up a little bit and give your skin color some more depth.
Avoid colors such as brown and grey – they are just too lifeless for you.
Caramel skin plus brown/black hair
Caramel beauties have a built-in glow which they can enhance even more or tone down with the right choice of color. If you are one of them, opt for deep oranges, warmer purples or teal if you want to point out your golden character, and if you want a little calmer vibe that still catches the eye opt for mint green or navy.
Very dark skin plus dark hair
Chocolate beauties look amazing in pastel colors such as soft pinks, baby blues, pale yellows, minty greens and light greys. However, they should avoid white, brown and orange colors.
That would be it. I think we can all agree that, even though summer is the best season of them all, a perfect and flattering swimsuit on you can make it even better.
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