Thanks to the media, fashion experts and just gossip in general, most of us have grown up believing that black is the most slimming color that a person can wear. Although black is a slimming color it is not always the best choice for redheads since it can create other problems. Redheads can wear black in skirts and trousers to slim out hips and thighs but any black worn around the face will cause the face to look sunken and will draw out lines and wrinkles, making you look older. If for some reason you have a favorite jacket or top that is black, don’t despair. Try dressing it up with a shawl or scarf in the colors outlined below. Now that we’ve discussed the weariness of the color black, lets move on to the colors that do accentuate a redhead’s beauty and slims out the figure.
No matter your shade of red, redheads look best in earth tones and neutral colors. It evens out the completion and adds a glow to skin tone. With these added benefits, it gives skin a more youthful appearance and draws attention away from problem areas which adds a slimming affect in the eye of the viewer. Earth and neutral tones include: olive greens, beiges, browns, gold, deep yellows and dark oranges. Pepper colored grays can also be a redheads best friend. They have a relatively slimming effect like black but it is soft enough to let the fair completion of your skin stand out and appears to almost shimmer in sunlight.
Other things to keep in mind is that as a general rule of thumb, purples, navies, bright reds and pinks should be avoided by redheads. They draw too much attention to flawed areas and can come across as being to bold. If you need to wear these colors, keep them away from the face. Try mixing a purple skirt with a neutral colored top. It’s also good to keep in mind that if you have darker red hair and a tanner completion, that light pinks can also be worn for a slimming effect but pink accessories should never be worn. They make the skin look dull and tired on redheads.
Lastly, try to match the shade of your eyes to the shade of your top within your ideal color range. If you have green eyes, try a forest green top. If you have blue eyes, try a bluish-gray top remembering to avoid navies. If you have brown eyes, any warm or neutral color will do fine. This can help to add intensity to the eyes but also helps to draw the eye in a vertical line giving the silhouette a more slimmed down look.