Most Flattering Colours for Different Skin Tones

Are you looking to freshen up your wardrobe just in time for the warmer days ahead? If so then you've arrived at the right place. This season, we're taking inspiration from Benetton's latest 'Rainbow Machine' and combining it with the use of colour theory and compiled the most flattering colours to help highlight everyone's gorgeous features. No matter what your undertone is, here's what's best for each skin tone when it comes to colours.

For those with a fair complexion, it's important to choose colours that do not wash out your natural hue. So consider enhancing with some subtle contrasting colours like baby-blues, seafoam green or even blue-green to bring an extra dose of glow and light! Besides wearing a dark neutral colour like black to stand out, experiment with complimenting shades like pastels or even different shades of white for a perfectly luminescent look. Our Mandana Work Inspired Bandhgala Jacket is a stunning example of ivory white that's perfect for those with a fairer complexion.

Meanwhile, the most flattering colours for olive and medium complexion include cranberry, fuchsia, emerald and our favourite royal blue – our Dusky Azure Bandhgala Suit is a beautiful example of this royal hue. These bold colours will help accentuate your skin complexion and reflect just enough rosy glow to achieve that sun-kissed look. The important styling tip to remember for those with olive and medium complexion is to avoid wearing colours that are too similar to your skin tone. If you want to dress in neutral skin combos, always go for a shade lighter or a shade darker to avoid looking nude. Consider wearing off-white colours like dove grey for a one-of-a-kind, standout look.

For those with a deeper complexion, the world is your oyster when it comes to colours. From jewel tones, plums, whites or even yellows, oranges, neons and so on... there really isn't a limit to what colours look best. That said, having a wide spectrum of colours to play with means that more thought has to be given to create a coherent look. The best approach is to style pieces within the same colour palette to get a winning combo every time. Experiment with vibrant colours like tangerine as seen in our Tangerine Kurta or style in even bolder colours like jewel green as seen in our Mermaid Gloss Kurta. For a unique look complete with a sartorial edge, consider pairing these kurtas with a sleeveless bandhgala jacket.