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Old 08-14-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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IMO this is a worthwhile discussion.

Some seasons I go into women's clothing stores and am horrified by the dizzying array of bright neon colors I think most dark skinned women are best off avoiding, imho.

What colors look good on women with dark skin? I like pink and black.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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A burnt orange color when I wear this color to work I get lots of compliments.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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IMO this is a worthwhile discussion.

Some seasons I go into women's clothing stores and am horrified by the dizzying array of bright neon colors I think most dark skinned women are best off avoiding, imho.

What colors look good on women with dark skin? I like pink and black.
I think that's hard to know -- because every one of us has different shades and tones. I've seen neon colors on the dark skinned women out here, and frankly -- I think it's a younger woman's thing. What goes on a young woman looks off on older women.

And -- I am so over black. If it's mixed with brights, that's one thing, but just black... it's so harsh and aging and 80's. And out here, its all San Francisco Black. It's like the official San Francisco Uniform. Just AWFUL.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Hmm, I think it depends on several factors, like if you have a warm or cool undertone and your eye color and hair color (natural? dyed?), and how dark are we talking? Grace Jones dark? Or Kelly Rowland dark? Or darker?
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I have a friend who is a bit dark, not terribly, but I think as the above poster mentioned, a burnt orange color looks spectacular on her and really flatters her skin tone. She mostly only wears black and brown, but I love to see her in these other colors. She is a beautiful girl with a lovely complexion. Wonderful caramel colored eyes.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Colours like Pink and Orange... even on guys too. I'm a dark skinned guy and I've been told that I look great in pink. And orange always looks great in contrast to darker colours.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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How about turquoise?
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I have a friend who is a bit dark, not terribly, but I think as the above poster mentioned, a burnt orange color looks spectacular on her and really flatters her skin tone. She mostly only wears black and brown, but I love to see her in these other colors. She is a beautiful girl with a lovely complexion. Wonderful caramel colored eyes.
I used to work with an Indian woman who'd wear saris to work. She would rock the oranges, yellows, bright pinks, and reds. My standard palette of black and navy and grey and brown just couldn't compete.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Rich colors work well for pretty much anyone who is "darker."

I happen to like neon! I am down with the neon yellows and pinks as an accent. Not a whole outfit though. I am too old for that.

Today I am wearing yellow and a muted turquoise. Shades of orange are great with anyone who has warm tones.

I wear a lot of pink.

I try not to wear much black. I already went through that phases.

I don't like pastels on myself much.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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How about turquoise?
Usually works great for cool and warm toned people.
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