Dressing For Your Skintone Part 1. Reds.

Red Dresses For Dark Skintones
(image credit: Grace Bol for Contributor Magazine by Dario Catellani)

The Skintones…


For Deep Dark to Dark Skintones.

Consider a “True Red” in a solid, matte fabric to create a pop but also complement the your skintone.

Red Dresses For Skin Tones

(from left to right) Daniela Tabois Asymmetrical Jersey Dress, $130.00, at Daniela Tabois. Cutout Bodycon Dress, $80.00 at Topshop. Ngozi, Red Backless Dress, $99.00 at Ngozi.

For Medium Skintones and Skintones with a Yellow Undertone

Consider a red that’s not quite a true red, but not quite a true oxblood in luxe fabrics such as satin and neoprene.

Red Dresses for Dark Skintones

(from left to right) Betsy & Adam Off Shoulder Stretch Satin Sheath Dress, $138.00 at Nordstrom. T by Alexander Wang Pleated Neoprene Dress $145.01 at The Outnet. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Dress, Sleeveless Satin Sheath, $188.00 at Macy’s.

For Light Skintones and Skintones with Pink undertones.

Consider a deep, dark oxblood dress to create a pop that’s not too loud.

Red Dresses For Brown Skintones

(from left to right) Motel Jet Plunge Neck Playsuit in Oxblood, $100 at Motel Rocks. Strappy Silk Dress by Boutique, $160.00 at Topshop. Backless Bodycon Dress, $14.80 at Forever 21.