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Old 01-10-2020, 08:28 PM
 
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What do you think about people who wear colors that don't match their natural skin tones? (Cool or Warm)

I think sometimes it can potentially make people look physically sick. Either they aren't aware of this, or else they just don't care. Maybe they are doing it to identify with a certain group. Or it's a color they like, even though it doesn't look good on them. That's possible.

By the way, I'm not talking about neutral colors which most people tend to wear anyway. I mean bold colors that can really clash sometimes.
ALSO, I think there are some people who seem to look good in any color. I don't know how they do it. Maybe it's how they accessorize things.

Maybe I am just too sensitive to these things. (Don't say it. I KNOW I probably am.)
But honestly I don't even consider myself that fashion conscious, which is the strange part.

What do you think?
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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You don’t have to be fashion conscious to notice that chrome yellow does not look good against a peachy complexion. There is a way of classifying skin tones and their most flattering colors which was started in the ‘80s with the publication of Color Me Beautiful.

There are practitioners of color theory in fashion today.

I think most women wear what is in fashion when they are younger, regardless of color. And then as we age, we tend to fall back on things we are comfortable wearing, or that have worked for us in the past.

Personally, I am tired of black. It is not as common as it used to be, but you still do see a lot of it. I imagine most modern women own multiple pairs of black pants.

Some people just notice color more than others. I am one of those people, and it sounds as if you are too.
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 AM
 
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Not everyone has cool or warm undertones. I am neutral, which is annoying when buying BB creams and whatnot since everything is either too yellow or too pink. Some colors look bad on me and I avoid them, but there are not too many colors. I still buy them and can either wear them combined with something else that looks better or as an accent. For example, periwinkle looks awful on me. I am from Florida, so I love color.
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Old Yesterday, 08:21 AM
 
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I have always wondered why in advertising they dress people with red hair in this horrible lime-ish green. There are so many nice colors to choose from that would be more flattering and would enhance their unique color tones.
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM
 
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I have always wondered why in advertising they dress people with red hair in this horrible lime-ish green. There are so many nice colors to choose from that would be more flattering and would enhance their unique color tones.
Mostly b/c the color looks awful on most other hair/skin tones and they've got to promote that lime green piece of clothing for their advertising clients. So they stick it on the redhead where it has some chance of standing out from the pack and ultimately being purchased.
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Old Yesterday, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I know I’m a cool, because warm colors look awful on me. My house is decorated with cool colors also. I just heard that an easy way to tell is to look at the veins in your wrist. If they appear bluish, you are cool. If they are greenish, you are warm.
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Old Yesterday, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Usually it only takes one photograph to know when you don't look good in a certain color.
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Old Yesterday, 09:32 AM
 
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Oooh I like many colors that don't look good on me haha. And when I shop for clothes it's not easy to find:
1.something that FITS my body
2.something in a color that looks good on me
3.it's affordable

Like the saying goes "choose any 2"

Bold colors look terrible next to my face, should I always wear a less bold color? Nah.
I'm not an extrovert but guess that extroverts like being noticed in bright, bold colors or patterns.
It may not match their coloring but does match their personalities, not something a photograph can capture.
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM
 
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I am more curious, how someone decides what looks good and criteria of what good is?
Far I know, it's usually "I look into the mirror" or hold something in hands and decide - yes, this will be good! I do not recall much of asking someone else - Do I look good in this? As what someone believes is good look and what OTHERS see quite commonly is very different.

Usually, results are what you see out there on people.

Of course, goes down to philosophy - do I dress for myself and don't give, or I dress to look good in others eyes, or, I gave up on any looks and don't want to be noticed(75% of what I see)
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 AM
 
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Gray and black make me look pekid/peaked. I look best in bright, warm colors and lighter shades of olive green; forest green is too dark for me.
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