What Dress Shirt Colors Look Best on You?

What Colors Look Best on You?

Ever wondered why you get compliments when wearing a certain shirt or color? Ever wonder why you feel you look less than stellar in another shirt? A man with fair hair and skin may look tired and washed out in white while a man with a darker complexion may look young and vibrant. Understanding your complexion is essential to choosing flattering dress shirt and tie combinations.

Cool Undertones: Fair Complexion, Light to Medium Hair and Eye Color

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You have a fair complexion with cool undertones. Your hair color may be platinum, ash blond, silver or ash brown, with blue, gray or soft brown eyes. Softer color dress shirts look best on you. Opt for ivory instead of white, and try pastel colors such as pink, blue, lavender, gray and soft yellow.

Here are some soft color choices for you:

M207-1181K
Deluxe Fabric M207-1181K – Blue/White
M1576
Deluxe Fabric M1576 – Yellow
E207-92
Economy Fabric E207-92 – Pink

 

 

 

 

L5717-B
Luxury Fabric Number L5717-B – Dove Gray

 

 

 

Cool Undertones: Deeper Skin Tone or High Contrast between Hair, Eye and Skin Color

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You have a deeper skin tone or a high contrast between your hair color, eye color and skin tone. A bright white shirt is a great choice for your custom dress shirt , as are clear, powerful colors like blue, yellow, pink, purple, gray and black.

 

 

 

Here are some great choices for you to wear from our current fabric selections.

L207-1167K
Luxury Fabric Number L207-1167K – Purple
L30882
Luxury Fabric Number L30882 – Black/Gray
L6149-C
Luxury Fabric Number L6149-C – Blue
15544-
Economy Fabric Number E215-57K – Pink/White

 

 

Golden Undertones: Golden Brown or Red Hair and Blue or Green Eyes

You have a golden complexion. You may have blue or green eyes, and golden brown or red hair. To look your best, wear a cream dress shirt and clear colors like blue, peach, golden yellow, violet and sea foam green.

M30679
Deluxe Fabric M30679 – Green
L6007-B
Luxury Fabric L6007 – Helio Purple
M30829
Deluxe Fabric M30829 – Peach/white

 

Warm Undertones: Earth Tone Hair, Eyes and Skin

You have an earth tone quality to your coloration and look best in warm, muted colors. Wear ecru instead of white, as well as French blue, salmon, marigold, brown and teal.

L6147CMarigold
Luxury Fabric L6147-C Marigold
L5718BEcru
Luxury Fabric L5718-B Ecru
E17003Green
Economy Fabric Teal Green E17003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to send me questions regarding other color choices and let me know if you have trouble finding them on our website! Start your custom shirt order by clicking HERE!

-Meghan Henley

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Meghan Henley @bestcustomshirt