Women’s Plus Size Clothing: Finding Your Core Colours
Living in the plus sizes, you get hit with a ton of black. Yes, it may be a slimming colour, but the truth of the matter is that black, like pure white, is not always a very flattering shade for your complexion. Looking haggard and washed out is every bit as unflattering as wearing clothes that don’t fit. Thus, you want to be sure that you are dressing yourself in colours that bring you to life.
Part of the issue in finding your core colours is understanding your basic natural colouring. If you colour your hair or tan regularly, you are masking your basic colour which can affect your core colouring choices. You want to know the undertones of your skin, in order to choose colours that compliment your undertones and liven up your overall look.
For example, if you have very pale colouring, you may find that black, dark plums, navy hues, and other deep shades emphasize dark circles and overpower your basic colouring. Rather than being slimming, these colours will look tiring and age your complexion.
Instead, you may find the paler colours and earth tones will lighten up your complexion and brighten up your whole look. By flattering yourself, you will make every outfit that you put on into a slimming one. Livening up your face and freshening your overall impression will make you seem more rested and detract from less favourable areas of your body.
To find which shades really bring your face to life, choose one basic top in a variety of colours the next time you go to the store. As you try on each one, ignore the fit of the piece and focus on how your body looks in colour. Keep notes if necessary. By the end of the session, you may be surprised at the new colour palate that you have to work with as you build a wardrobe not around black, but around your core colours.
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