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Best colours for auburn haired baby?

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shugfish Thu 21-Mar-13 16:16:45

Need a little S&B help please
I have a five month auburn haired girl. She's been wearing mainly hand me downs and gifts so far but I now need to buy her some summer clothes.
Which colours would best suit auburn hair? She has a pale complexion and greeny grey eyes (although they seem to change colour almost daily)
Tend to shop in gap/h&m/John Lewis/boden sale etc for the kids

RemindMeWhatSleepIs Thu 21-Mar-13 16:20:56

My DD wears a lot of turquoise. Really compliments her pale skin and auburn hair.

juneau Thu 21-Mar-13 16:21:42

Green! I love green and it looks stunning with reddish hair.

blouseenthusiast Thu 21-Mar-13 16:23:50

My DD has similar colouring (though hair probably more towards red than auburn) and looks well in a range of colours. Brown is very good (though not common in baby clothes), also green. And strong pinks. Red hair much easier to dress than I realised.

3littlefrogs Thu 21-Mar-13 16:29:17

Peach, Apricot, Coral, Cobalt blue, turquoise. All bright warm colours with a yellow/gold undertone. Ivory, warm yellow. Some autmn colours might work - it really depends on eye colour. The right shade of green is lovely - you might have to hold it next to her face to see.

littlepeas Thu 21-Mar-13 16:34:25

Green, blue and grey, some shades of purple (darker ones rather than lilac).

Songbird Thu 21-Mar-13 16:35:38

Pale yellow looked lovely on dd when she was an auburn baby.

SofaCanary Thu 21-Mar-13 16:53:49

Yeah, soft yellow is delicious.

starfishmummy Thu 21-Mar-13 16:56:40

I am auburn and "my" colour is green

AWimbaWay Thu 21-Mar-13 18:34:41

My Dd2 is auburn haired, she looks gorgeous in deep reds, burnt orange, plums, think real autumnal colours.

But don't be afraid to try colours you think would look awful, Dd2 suits far more colours than I thought she would with such distinctive colouring. Bright reds look lovely which I really didn't think would.

AWimbaWay Thu 21-Mar-13 18:44:30

These are the kind of colours I'd go for,



and here

but I guess a lot of it is down to personal taste too.

KindleMum Thu 21-Mar-13 19:12:00

DD is ginger-ish/auburn and I find most colours work really when they're young. But she does particularly suit purple, green, turquoise, teal, blue. I find H&M particularly good for those colours. And at the moment if you hand in a bag of old clothes there, then you get a voucher for £5 off £30.

AWimbaWay Thu 21-Mar-13 19:34:28

Agree teal in particular looks lovely.

JumpHerWho Thu 21-Mar-13 19:38:41

I think we need to see a pic to check how cute and squidgy she is her colouring. <hopeful>

shugfish Thu 21-Mar-13 22:33:38

Thank you for all your suggestions.
Very very useful and loads more colours than I would ever have considered.
Great tip re H&M, good way to recycle and restock the wardrobe in one hit.
Would upload picture but have no idea how to.

DewDr0p Fri 22-Mar-13 11:20:32

My ds is auburn and as a pp said, suits strong autumnal colours. He can wear most colours as long as they are strong enough. We just steer clear of anything too pale and pastelly as it makes him look washed out. Ditto cream/beige - they are dreadful on him - white is OK but I have a no white policy for my dcs lol.

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