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When wedding season extends from the summer months well into the fall, it can leave a fair-skinned gal struggling to find the right frock to wear. Porcelain skinned gals have super pale skin with either icy blue undertones or pink undertones. Pretty floral dresses in cool spring colors like lilac, rose and emerald are no longer proper for autumn nuptials. This stinks for porcelain skinned gals who truly shine in these shades. Don't have a fashion freak out, whether you're a bridesmaid or just a guest, there are plenty porcelain skin-friendly options for the big day.
Autumn Colors and Styles
Autumn is a season full of amazingly rich colors and shades, especially in nature. Take inspiration from the fabulous colors around you. There are leaves in vibrant oranges, reds and yellows, grey skies and loads of rich browns and forest greens to behold. While not all of these shades are porcelain skin-friendly, use this palate as a starting point for your search. Also take into consideration that autumn temps are much cooler so you'll be rocking a frock that covers more of your body. Since this isn't your color season try a color-blocked or ombre dress or one in a paisley print.
Before You Choose
Certain colors look better in certain fabrics. Rich reds, greens and golds look great in silk and satin. Shades like gray and navy look fab in wool or jersey. Take into consideration what kind of wedding you are attending. A glamorous black tie affair begs for a dress in a luxe fabric. A low-key, country gathering deserves something more casual. Donning black and white are usually a wedding no-no; be safe and skip both options.
Auburn/ Golden Brown Hair
Those ladies with porcelain skin and auburn, red or golden brown hair tend to have a pinkish undertone to their skin. If you fit into this category, you'll look positively fierce in fall's earthier tones. Brown eyed gals with these hair shades should try dresses that feature browns and dark greens. Ladies with blue or green eyes will want to wear navy, emerald or gray.
Blond/Dark Brown Hair
Fair-skinned maidens with blond, dark brown or black hair typically have an icier skin tone, with blue as opposed to ruddy undertones. If you fit into this category skip the earth tones, they won't flatter as much as other options. Instead those gals with dark hair should try dark reds, burgundy, scarlet and purple. While blondes in this category can flaunt emerald, gold and berry.