I witness a bride today that had obviously spent a lot of money on her bridal party but the dark navy colour in the bridemaids dresses cheapened the whole look.
In personal styling there is a term " Chromatic s". It relates to the harshness in modulation of colors.
Let me explain,even if you get the colors wrong for a persons skin tone,knowing this could save you from a disaster and wasted money.
Your natural coloring and that of your bridesmaids will tell you what is going to work best.
Take a black and white picture of yourself.How much white to black do you see? Do you see extremes of white and black or do you see a mixture of dark tone greys, medium tones or do you see mainly light tone greys.This is going to tell you the depth of colour you should go with and what colour accessories or flowers to go with.
For example,if what you see is various shades of light greys mainly in a black and white picture of yourself, then putting black to darker depth colours is properly going to look thick and heavy on you and can drain colour from your skin especially in a photograph. You are best to stick with medium to lighter depth in your colours and when you are mixing and matching don't go to dark in your colour choices for example dark purple dress with very light flowers or the males in black suits with white shirts when a light charcoal with off white maybe be better as it is not as extreme in the two colours.
On the other hand if you see black or dark greys and then light grey or white,as you would see in a black and white picture of a person with pale skin and dark eyes and hair,then very dark and very light combinations will work well such as black and white , dark navy and white etc.Your natural colouring works well with extreme differences in colour combinations.
In this picture the groom has dark hair and eyes, and pale skin.The black and white in his suit and shirt works well as it matches his extreme coloring.
The bride though has a softer look with golden blonde hair,light to medium skin an blue eyes.The choice of a cream dress and pearls instead of stark white work well as it is softer matching her natural colouring.
It may seem like a small thing but it makes a difference between looking OK or looking amazing.
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