How to Pick Prom Dresses for Dark Skin Tone

Have you ever noticed what colors dark-skinned celebrities pick when they have a red carpet event? Rihanna, Tyra Banks, Kerry Washington, and Winnie Harlow always have a fantastic look not only because of the perfectly done hairstyle and makeup but also because of the properly chosen outfit. And the color of the dress is of crucial importance.

The fact that you love a certain color doesn’t always mean that the color loves you. It is very important to find out, which color is better for you when talking about big events specifically. A prom party is an event when we take a lot of photographs and want to look as good as a princess from a fairy tale on each of those photographs.

Of course, you’re not obliged to pick a prom dress depending on the color of your skin only. But if you’re interested which shades are going to enhance your beauty even more, keep reading. We have the answers.

Dresses and Colors: Recommendations on Prom Dresses for Dark Skin

If your skin is more of a warm side, go for peach, coral, and red. For example, Beyonce has a warm skin tone. Check her red-colored outfits at Grammys and MTV Music Video Awards to see what we’re talking about.

If your skin is more of a cool side, go for the palette of the sea – purple and blue. In case you want a more neutral tone, go for any color you want, depending on your facial features.

And now, let’s have a look at some ideas of what you can wear to a prom party.

  • For the darker skin, pick dresses in bright red or completely neutral tones. Lighter shades perfectly work on a darker skin. You can go for ivory or sand color. Bright colors can also work on a dark skin tone if chosen correctly. Since it is a prom party, but not a red carpet event, it is better to pick lighter shades for a more romantic and sophisticated look.

  • A white dress can also work with a dark skin tone absolutely great if the dress is chosen properly. With the white color, you risk looking like a bride if choosing a wedding-style dress. So, if it is a white dress for a prom, pick something complicated – a dress, which has more decorative elements than usual. Get inspired by Kerry Washington’s look at SAG Awards in 2017.
  • If you choose red color, go for an elegant one shoulder model or for a beaded one, which is even fancier. You can pick a gown similar to what Winnie Harlow wore at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. Her dress was a combination of interesting elements.

It is not hard to pick a dress to a prom party if you know what you’re looking for. So, get inspired and start looking for your own perfect dress for a promenade dance.