What color of dress should i wear?

It is funny how we all have a full closet but nothing to wear every morning. Not to worry, in this edition, we would be dealing with some tips on how to tackle this situation. This would also be a guide in building your wardrobe and choosing the best colors to suit exactly how you want to look. Remember, the way you are dressed is the way you would be addressed, so this in a way isn't a joking matter. So, what color of dress should I wear?

Choosing colors to wear won't be possible without talking about the ancient form of color referencing which is the "color wheel". The color wheel is a diagram which contains colors that provides a useful a d valid illustration of what colors would work well 8and what colors don't work well together.

So, let's start by explaining some features found in the color wheel;

Primary colors.
This includes Blue, Yellow, and Red. These colors are bold, eye-catching, and bright such that they hardly go out of style and vogue.

Secondary colors.
These are gotten from the combination of two primary colors and they include Green, Purple and, Orange.

Tertiary colors.
These are gotten from the mixture of equal amounts of primary and secondary colors together. It includes Yellowish Orange, Reddish Orange, Reddish Violet, Bluish Violet, Bluish Green and, Yellowish Green. Note that Violet is the same as Purple

Monochromatic colors are colors gotten from the tint, tone and, shade of one particular reference color which is the "Hue" which can be any color. Here is the formula;

Hue+ black=shade

Hue+ white=tint

Hue+ grey=tone.

Having a monochromatic look implies that you mix the tones, tints, and shades of that color. Imagine wearing a red top and complementing it with a shade of red skirt or a black skirt itself. Perfect!

Analogous colors are colors that are beside each other on the color wheel, just like a color that is next to one another. They are sometimes called family colors.

Complimentary colours which are colors adjacent amd opposite to each other on the color wheel.

Now, with these, let's start unlocking some tricks that would help you make choosing colors to wear easy and beautiful

Please note that all I will be talking about here is pertaining to how it deals with color combination in fashion not in other artistic areas like Graphic designing, Photography, etc.

Trick 1;
Analogous colors are harmonious to the eye while complementary colors aren't and can give rise to color clashes. This, the human eye doesn't like because they turn out too bright. They might not be completely out of the way as they might make you look daring and actually require a sort of experience and fashion knowledge to pull off. Some complementary combinations include blue and orange, green and pink, and purple and yellow. For a more casual look, you can simply mute or wear a color and add a touch of it's complimentary color to it, it will make your outfit pop!. This makes it less shouty. To be on a safer side, or when you aren't too sure and really inexperienced about this, simply avoid this combination, my humble advice though.

Match analogous colors together at any point. These are the colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, like blue and indigo. Red goes with pink, yellow with orange, and so on.

Learn about warm and cool colors too. Warm colors like yellow, orange and red are on one side of the color wheel, while the cool colors like blue, green, purple are on the other side of the color wheel. When it comes to matching, it is important you take note of the color temperature. Temperature truly matters. Pair warm colors with other warm colors, and cool colors with other cool colors.

Trick #2
It is better to wear a black dress during the cold season and white dress during the hot season. There is a little physics here as black generally has the capacity to absorb heat energy more, which simply makes you sweat more while a white dress would radiate heat and make you sweat less. You can as well target areas where you are likely to sweat more and cover such areas with anything asides black as you don't want to be out there in the presence of your crush, sweating like a Christmas goat. lol.

Trick 3;
Choose a dark color especially black if you want to look and appear slimmer than you really look. To get the opposite look, just do the opposite! get something bright like white to make you look bigger. It really doesn't make you bigger in the actual sense and literal translation, it just psychologically makes you appear like that because it gets to emphasize and really draw attention to your body because it is bright and can be easily noticed. You can play the trick of highlighting the best areas of your body (e.g. legs, breadth, hips, waist) with a bright color and cover places you really don't want to show with a rather dark color, black especially. Be careful to also sew styles that won't add to your body but instead give it its exact size.

Trick #4
This is quite simple and straight forward, especially when you're going for dinner and you don't know the color of a ball gown to wear. To look royal, wear purple! This is actually historical. Royal blue or red could be a substitute, but they wouldn’t give a stronger look of Royalty like purple would. Royal banquets and dinners were the reasons why most ladies own a ball gown in the ancient times and you really have to look Royal to make the prince notice you! Guess what? Purple will never go wrong to make you achieve this look.

Trick #5
It is really professional to wear blue or black for job interviews. These colors are neutral and convey trust, confidence, and professionalism because they are darker. Blue and black also signifies maturity, seriousness, and, good qualities in a job candidate. This is more of human psychology. Avoid loud, bright colors such as orange for interviews. If you’re interviewing for a non-conventional, creative job, you may add more flexibility to express yourself with your wardrobe. Brighter colors may be appropriate in this case, use your discretion, but be careful not to look like a teddy. The interviewer should be able to focus on you and your skills, not your dress.

Trick #6
Try a monochrome look. The classic monochromatic look is an all-black or all-white attire, a unique choice that gives an air of dressiness to your outfit. You can also try a monochrome look in a brighter color, like red or green. The key to making a monochrome look work is by wearing fashion items in the exact same color. Wearing a bright white top with cream pants is going to clash. To make a monochrome outfit look less extreme, break it up with some neutrals, like beige heels or a brown belt. Another way to make a monochromatic look really good is by wearing an accent color.

Trick #7
To look taller, simply be on a monochromatic look. You can decide to make a tint, tone or shade with your scarf and other accessories depending on how flexible you are. For a long leg effect, simply wear the same color of trousers and shoes. Always remember, the lesser the obstruction of colors, the taller you appear to be. To make this more effective, ensure you are on vertical striped clothing.

Trick #8
In cases of confusion and doubts, simply use your available shoes, accessories, hair, sunshade, bag etc. to choose what to wear. This makes you versatile, daring, flexible and, simply elegant. And you generally tend to be more fashionable as you make yourself look elegant by accompanying your dress with a cute bag or any other accessories. Imagine you have a black dress, a purple dress and a red shoe, which of the dresses should you then wear? The black of course! Do you actually want to match a purple dress with a red shoe?? No No. This goes for other things like your necklace, wig, sunshade, bag and, any other thing that compliments your dressing.

Trick #9
Consider "earth tones" or "neutral colors". They include brown, cream, white, grey, and slate (grayish blue). In fashion, blue denim often is treated as a neutral. These are naturally muted colors that will mostly go with other colors. They will usually always go together with any color. When you are deciding what neutral color to wear you need to take color temperature into account. Cool neutrals include a bright white or a blue-black. Warm neutrals include brownish-grey or cream and off-white. Pair the cool neutrals with cool colors and vice versa

I hope with these simple tricks, you would totally eradicate that big question at every instance while dressing up for a particular event and if eventually you meet someone that asks you; what color of dress should I wear? You would be able to properly lecture them like we did to you here.

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