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Best clothing colors for brown eyes

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...

Find the right clothing colors for you

Flatter your brown eyes with dramatic clothing colors.

Woman wearing blue with brown eyes

get the blues

Blue hues -- from blueberry and navy to robin's egg and turquoise -- are ravishing and complementary to brown eyes. Don't be timid in your choice of blues: Look for jewel-toned cobalts and soft denim colors. Most blues will make your eyes stand out as the focus of your face.

Go bold

You can go bold, too. True reds and warm oranges will complement your dark eyes. Also try light greens and clear yellows. Medium pinks and lighter blush colors are extremely flattering, too. A pastel palette is always a pretty contrast to brown eyes.

Black is not your best option. Think cinnamon or a rich taupe, instead. These neutrals can be wardrobe basics paired with other flattering colors for brown-eyed ladies. Instead of dark browns, choose creamier colors reminiscent of coffee with a generous dash of milk. Khaki colors work, as do olives and mossy greens. White is always flattering and makes your brown eyes appear even darker in contrast. Warm gold puts sparkle in brown eyes and is always an excellent choice.

Lighten up the purple tones and opt for a misty lavender, plum or soft raspberry. A reddish orange is a bold choice that flatters brown-eyed beauties, who can also carry off softer versions such as warm peach or apricot.

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