How to choose the perfect color for your prom or homecoming dress!


How to choose the perfect color

for your prom or homecoming dress!


Dress color wheel



Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 12.48.44 PMChoosing homecoming dresses or prom dresses is understandably overwhelming. There are so many different styles and on top of that there are so many colors to pick from! I was lucky enough to sit in on one of Faviana’s design meetings and I was floored by how many shades of pink there are! So here is a simple guide to helping you pick the best color for your prom or homecoming dress! Choosing the best color comes down to three basic considerations; skin tone, hair color and preference.


Skin tone


skin tone


Skin tone plays a huge role in how you look in a color, for example my skin has a very yellow undertone so I shy away from any pale yellow or champagne colors. The best way to find your skin’s undertone is to pinch the back of your hand for a moment, whatever color you see there is your undertone! If you have more of a pink or rosy undertone you will look better in cool colors such as blues and purples. If you see peach or a bright red warm colors are for you!



Hair color


Hair color

Hair color will also have a large influence in the colors you look best in. Brunettes can wear a variety of shades (luckily!) but we dazzle in blue. Blondes turn heads in black as well as bright warm colors and red heads charm in pastels, and turquoise!  If you are going to dye your hair or get highlights before your special occasion make sure you take that into consideration when shopping; you wouldn’t want your new do to clash with the Faviana prom dress you fell in love with!




Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 12.51.39 PMLast but not least is preference. More important than the color you choose to wear is how you feel in the dress that you pick. If you love how you look in red but this simple guide says you should wear cool tones just disregard it! If you feel like a million bucks you don’t need me to tell you what you should wear! Look for a dress that’s red caret worthy and does YOU justice. You wear the dress, the dress shouldn’t wear you!



I hope you found these tips on picking the best color for prom dresses or homecoming dress helpful! If there are any specific topics you’d like me to write a blog on, comment on the Faviana Facebook page or tweet us


By Faviana NY


Glam & Gowns is a blog curated with content written by authors from Faviana. Here you will get the latest tips and trends on all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

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