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Best clothing colors for red 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...

Top clothing shades for redheads

Red hair brings its own fire to the fashion scene, and lucky ladies with red hair are already making a bold statement that can be enhanced with smart clothing color selections. Read on to find out which colors flatter redheads most.

Redhead wearing blue


Most shades of green are instantly flattering to the redhead; mossy and olive greens were made for you. A bold bottle green is another perfect choice,  and a misty sage green is equally complementary. Stay away from yellow-greens and go for the purest saturated colors for your best look.


Wardrobes require basic building blocks of neutral colors to mix and match; for the red-haired woman, the best of these are black, navy, tan and brown. Black works fabulously for redheads, and a variety of browns are appropriate, too. Look for chocolates, cinnamon browns and rich tans. Navy blue should be in the closet of every red-tressed woman.

Add punch

Redheads should avoid most oranges and yellows, and get their color punch from apricot and lavender. Pink can be unexpectedly flattering with red hair; depending on your shade, you can wear tones from the palest blush pink to a bolder pure pink. True purple is a great choice, too. Purples with blue undertones also work well, but red-toned purples won't be flattering. Stay away from deep burgundy-reds. Brighter blues in the turquoise family and deep blueberry colors are other smart choices. Denim blue also enhances the complexion of the true redhead.

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