I’m not usually a wearer of black, never mind a full black look but I always admire girls who do. It’s such a classic. I was once told to avoid wearing black as it is a draining colour but every now and then, I crumble and the black clothes come out. It’s happening more and more recently and who can blame me, who doesn’t love black? It’s such a versatile colour, every thing looks better in black. Lingerie Dresses.
A few years ago all the females in my family visited a woman who gave us advice on what colours we should and shouldn’t wear. She draped a variety of coloured materials around my shoulders and dropped each piece, one by one. The logic behind this is that your skin tone, eye colour and face changes depending on the colour that you wear. To some people, this may sound ridiculous but to me, it does make a lot of sense.
We all have different skin colours, different hair colours, different eye colours, we’re all different so it makes sense that a colour that shines on one, drains another. When I first heard about it, I wasn’t convinced or too thrilled about someone telling me what I could or worse still, couldn’t wear. Sensing my apprehension, the advisor asked, ‘Have you ever bought a top that you absolutely loved in store however, once you’re home, it just never feels right and in the end it sits in your wardrobe gathering dust?’ She got me there. I have done this far too many times to mention and not only is it frustrating, it’s also a waste of money. She then proceeded to tell me that this would be because the colour just wasn’t my colour. I’ve got to be honest, I probably don’t follow her advice as much as I should or as much as the rest of my family do but it does make shopping a lot easier. Think of it like the film ‘He’s Just Not That into You’ but more like ‘It’s Just Not Your Colour.’ I’m sure you have all been in the situation where you’ve been shopping non-stop, all day trying to find that ‘perfect’ dress for your upcoming night out. You’ve tried on the entire contents of all of your favourite stores and then, just as you were giving up hope, you catch sight of that ‘perfect’ dress. Hurray! You frantically charge your way through a group of unexpecting girls, leap over any small child that gets in your way and sprint passed the shop assistant while grabbing the fitting room disc with such precision, you could be a serious contender for the English relay team, you drop your clothes to the floor, pull the dress on and….oh! It doesn’t look right. So you stand, twisting and turning, pulling and pushing, anything to make this dress look right. You tell yourself you’re tired, the lighting isn’t right in those darn changing rooms, it’ll look better once it’s on at home and maybe you’re right but what I’ve found in these situations is the perfect dress will never feel perfect if it’s not the right colour. Sometimes I love this, sometimes I hate it but once you know your colours, you’ll have a wardrobe full of clothes that look good and make you feel amazing wearing them.
Lots of Love HFB