First impression; as the old saying goes… is very important to make. People are undeniably vain whether we admit it or not. Whether applying for a job or attending a typical social gathering, we always feel like dressing up to the max or at least be presentable. It is in our nature that we naturally want to look better, if not good for ourselves but to others as well. Hence the invention of mirror. As the world progress, not only that we are able to see ourselves in mirrors with what we are putting on, but also able to foresee possibilities of new color, design and styles with the new technology. Prior to making decisions on any possible changes, we have a massive wealth of information that we can easily extract not only from literature but also on the internet in this day and age. Though, we have to admit that certain things must be consulted to professionals in person; who specializes in their fields and not just relying on the information that is easily accessible out there especially, when it comes to your image. The reason why you have to see these professionals in person is because of what we call “body chemistry”.
YES! That is Science and this time, we are talking with scientific background issues particularly in Chemistry.
Have you noticed that certain fragrances smells better on certain individuals than others? The reason is because our bodies emit different natural scents according to what we put in it, and when a foreign scent is applied to it; the mixture of the two changes the make up of the original scent. Hence complicating the idea of purchasing it for someone else besides self purchase. This is why you must test fragrances on you before buying it for you!
The same applies to shades of cosmetics. Your skin pigmentation changes the shades of colors when applied to your skin. That is the reason why you must have a make-over done before making any purchases.
Another reason why you should have a color swatching done on you, a service which is available to our customers here at L’amour Bridal Boutique is because you need to know which color group is mostly complimentary to your skin tone and hair color. You do not want those dark circles around your eyes looking obvious, don’t you? Vain or not vain?A question, worth taking a look at seriously if you are worried enough on how you project yourself out there.
Take a good look at the following pictures below. Lighting and background has not been changed but the color swatches. Do you see the difference?
The top photo with the warmer tones make the skin tone look warmer and the blouse look more ivory than white.
This bottom picture is showing cooler tones making the skin look healthier against the dark hair and the blouse looking whiter than ivory.
If you can’t see the difference, then you must be color blind. Please consult an eye doctor.
The above issues are very good reasons why you must consult in person and not just read about it.
Previously, L’amour Bridal Boutique has talked about what to expect on fittings knowing the different body silhouettes to make better decisions in choosing the right outfit. This time, we have to consider the different shades of colors in addition to what you already know. When you know the right silhouette and colors to wear, it will not matter whether you are the center of attention or the focal point. You will be noticed!!! There are four (4) major groups of colors and two (2) color tones/intensity to explore and determine which shades of color an individual belongs to. First and foremost, is you need to find out which color tones you belong to. Are you in the Cool Tone or Warm Tone? Next step, is determining which group of colors most compliment your skin/hair color. Is it SRING, SUMMER, FALL or WINTER? In general, people with artistic, color and design backgrounds are the one’s we need to consult to help us guide in the right direction especially when it comes to projecting the right or certain image. A wardrobe consultant here at L’amour Bridal Boutique and a make-up artist are the most accessible and inexpensive professionals to consult with rather than seeing an image consultant who would normally charge you by the hour.
As a consumer, we make choices according to what looks good in the window display or perhaps on the magazine or what a Hollywood personality is wearing. Sometimes, our purchasing decisions tend to be influenced by what is trendy in fashion industry as well. Besides it all, once you determine which group of colors you belong to; you should stay within those range of colors. Unless you decide to change your hair color and/or tan line, then you must also be prepared to change your entire wardrobe color other than neutral colors. It doesn’t matter whether you are wearing casual outfits or formal attire, you should keep things complimentary to your shape and color. When you are wearing the right silhouette for your body, the right shade of colors for your skin tone and hair color, you can be confident that someone will take notice of how you carry yourself. You should carry the dress (fashion/style) and not the dress (style/fashion) carry you!
Knowledge is power… and when you are feeling powerful with this knowledge in fashion, you can go out there and show your fashion confidence. Let there be style!