Universally flattering colour? Impossible?!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i think you have the right idea letting them each pick their own dress (i’m doing the same for my BM’s and love the mismatched look).

I’m not even sure there’s such a thing as a universally flattering colour but I definitely think you’re close with your idea of pastel blue/turquoise/green…those colours look beautiful on any skin tone and suit different hair colours too! i bet if BM3 tried some on, she’d find a shade to suit her 

Oh, and i love the idea of ‘coral coloured statement jewellery’

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I dont know if there’s a shade that suits everyone. I’m black and there are many different shades that we have so just being ‘black’ doesn’t say much. I will say that I despise pastel colors on my skin tone. I think you may just have to pick a shade and then let them choose dresses in a certain length and/or fabric. When I was a bridesmaid I wore a color I didn’t love but the bride did so that’s all that mattered bc I loved her.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, I think navy looks good on everyone. It’s my favorite neutral. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I honestly think that red looks good on every skin tone. Very fair girls like myself can look amazing in red and tan/darker complextions can also pull it off. It does need to be the “right” red though. I find that a true red or a blue toned red looks good on everyone, where a orange or yellow toned red might not.

I also agree that navy looks great on everyone.

Actually, most jewel toned colors flatter every skin tone.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Navy or jewel tones. I would avoid bright, light colors

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

IzzyBear:  red looks horrible on me and I’m darker. It looks good on many of my friends who are darker though.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

gelaine22: Iinteresting. Have you tried a more jewel toned red? I’ve noticed that the red has to be a more jewel toned to look good on most people. Orange or yellow toned reds tend to not flatter a lot of people. They say fair skinned girls can pull off all reds but even I (and I have super fair skin) look bad in orange/yellow toned reds.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

coral is widely considered a universal color.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m echoing PP. stacy and clinton always say that coral is the one colour that looks good on every complexion and colouring! i would do coral!

Post # 12
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Newbee

Coral is a great idea! Or the direction you were intiially headed of letting them pick their own dresses in certain shades. That way they end up with a dress that is flattering on them.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My girls are wearing navy- I have a real variety of skin tones and hair color (ranging from blonde with green eyes to pale with very dark hair to freckled fiery redhead) and navy looks good on everyone. Also, I think navy goes well with the other colors you stated in your color scheme- you could do turquoise or coral jewelry. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think if you can go with your original plan of letting them pick their own blue/green dresses they will all find a shade that is flattering!  I’m very pale and love wearing turqouise.  I’m not sure coral is actually flattering on everyone though it would be nice for the accessories.  Are you able to all go shopping together to kind of coordinate and see if everyone can find something they like?

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