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Best clothing colors for black hair

Vicki Clinebell majored in journalism at the University of Colorado, and headed an advertising agency before beginning a long career in broadcasting, spanning production and copywriting to sales and management for an ABC affiliate statio...

Clothing tips for black hair

Women with black hair and fair skin can choose from a rainbow of flattering colors when selecting clothing. Black-haired women can wear the basics -- black, white and grey -- as well as a variety of other tones that look sensational with their coloring.

Clothing tips for black hair

Bold & beautiful

A true red is dramatic -- and fabulous -- on women with black hair. All of the jewel tones will be flattering as well: cobalt blue, turquoise, bottle green, rich gold. Look for clean, saturated tones that are bold. Bright pinks and berries, pure lemony yellow, pear green and plum all work beautifully.

Avoid muddy and dull colors such as heathered browns and olives, washed-out blues and pastels with yellow undertones. Choose browns with a reddish cast such as cinnamon or creamy chocolate instead of tan.

Black is always dramatic, as is pure white on women with black hair. You are also flattered by all the shades of gray, from charcoal to a soft dove.

Pastel colors can be tricky for you, though, and some won't be your best choice. Instead of a light blue, look for a true robin's egg blue or a bold true turquoise. A deep shade of cobalt is a wonderful contrast to black hair. Choose a sunshiney lemon instead of a pale wash of lighter yellow. Kelly green looks great on you; you also can wear orange and a range of purple shades from plum to burgundy and lavender. True navy is another color to incorporate into your wardrobe.

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