Best Prom Dress Colors For Your Skin, Eyes & Hair Coloring

Published on: Saturday, February 20, 2021 22:00

Like most prom girls in 2024, you want a striking look that’s as individual as you are. While a flattering fit goes a long way, there’s more to finding the perfect prom dress - colors like baby blue, jewel tones look great on the prom runway or the red carpet. If you really want to wow, that off the shoulder or two-piece prom dress also needs to complement your coloring.

Use this guide to decide which popular prom dress colors and styles will make your skin tone and features pop!

Best Prom Dress Hues for Your Hair

Blondes. Cool blondes have more fun in pastel prom dresses like lavender and mint. If you’re a warm blonde, kick up the color in red, orange and purple jewel tones like this TC exclusive prom dress that will have your date drooling. 

Brunettes. When your hair is dark, go bright. Turquoise, chartreuse, and magenta prom dresses are all fair game. 

Redheads. Rock your red with an intoxicating pretty peach or emerald green prom dress. Think soft and warm or dramatic and vibrant!

Best Prom Dress Shades for your Skin Tone

Light. Counterbalance your skin with dark hues like navy or a fun fuchsia. Dark prom dresses also look fantastic, contrasting pale prom gals.

Medium. From coral cuties to olive green or salmon pink prom dresses, you have your pick of the color palette. You can even explore the stunner above in one of our TC Exclusive colors like Lilac, Aubergine, or Royal.

Dark. Anything in the purple family pops against darker skin tones. Same goes for gowns like this Sherri Hill prom dress.  

Best Prom Dress Colors to Complement your Eyes

Blue. Pink prom dresses look fabulous paired with your baby blues. Whether you go with bubblegum pink or a pale pastel, the contrast will be breathtaking.

Green. Deep warm shades will frame your face and draw attention to your peepers. We love the way a plum or red prom dress helps green eyes shine brightly.

Brown. A lighter color gown like this off the shoulder prom dress will help any brown eyed beauty feel like a proper prom queen.

Universally Flattering Prom Colors

Want to play it safe and still turn out an unforgettable prom look? You can’t go wrong with neutral or metallic prom dresses. They’ll showcase your favorite features and hair color without the contrasting colors.

Remember, you can wear any shade that makes you feel confident—and never let anyone tell you that you can’t. Shop with a general idea of your most complementary colors, and you’re bound to find a prom dress as charming and unique as you are. 

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