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Does grey marl suit everyone?

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TheScreamingHeebieJeebies Tue 11-Mar-14 20:20:52

I always thought it did, but saw someone on another thread say they can't wear it. I love it and wear it all the time (cashmere jumpers and plain t shirts mostly) just wondering now if I'm wrong to grin

SwedishEdith Tue 11-Mar-14 20:25:16

It's one of those colours I don't think suits anyone grin But not you, of course, OP. Depends on the precise shade <wriggling now>

PassNoRemark Tue 11-Mar-14 20:28:01

It's not great on me...my skin is too pale <grey> so I look too ashy.

I still have a wardrobe full of it for inconspicuous school run wear though wink

TheScreamingHeebieJeebies Tue 11-Mar-14 20:30:36

grin Swedish! I always hope it gives me that casual but stylish off duty model vibe <deluded>

JimmyPerez Tue 11-Mar-14 20:38:14

Doesn't suit me. Makes me look like someone from benefits street who's on the way to the bookies.

TippyHaha Tue 11-Mar-14 20:39:21

I don't think it does. I've always worn a lot of it because I thought it was an easy neutral but then I got a silvery-grey marl dress in the sales after Christmas. Loved the jumper and the style but somehow seemed to look and feel yuk in it. Realised it was the colour doing me no favours. Charcoal grey works better for me so I presume it's the same for others.

skybluepinkwithpolkadots Tue 11-Mar-14 20:40:51

I love it but can only wear it against colour, so my lovely slouchy grey marl jumper looks awful with black skinnys, but lovely with my deep red skinnys. I tend to wear a statement necklace with it too so i have 'something' near my face. Then i dont look too drab

FrugalFashionista Tue 11-Mar-14 20:41:52

No. It totally drains me.
Lots of women look gorgeous in it though!

SwedishEdith Tue 11-Mar-14 20:47:34

I guess I'm thinking of stained tracky pants and shapeless t shirts rather than cashmere OP grin I'm no style queen at all, btw, but I think if you feel good in it then it suits you. It does drain pale complexions though.

MadBusLady Tue 11-Mar-14 20:48:18

I'm warm-toned (dark hair, brown eyes, cream skin) and it washes me out a bit. Have a skirt in it though which I love, I can wear it away from my face.

TheScreamingHeebieJeebies Tue 11-Mar-14 20:50:45

I am pale. Ghostly in fact so there's nothing to drain! Medium, flat greys look horrid on me but charcoal or silver grey marl seems to work.

TheScreamingHeebieJeebies Tue 11-Mar-14 20:53:00

And have almost black hair and eyes. OTOH I've seen lots of tanned blondes who are basically the opposite of my colouring look great in it...

ncjustbecause Tue 11-Mar-14 20:54:26

grey marl is really good on me too OP. also baby blues, and petrol-dark grey blues. can't wear black or broght colours. I too am pale, used to be really pale but am only quite pale nowadays. I've looked online at those colour things and think I'm a summer.

MadBusLady Wed 12-Mar-14 12:25:37

You can be warm & pale or cool & pale IYSWIM, I'm very pale but definitely warm. If you think it suits your face - and esp if charcoal does too - then it probably does.

Floisme Wed 12-Mar-14 13:28:24

I don't think there is such a thing as a colour (or a style) that flatters everyone. I look shocking in grey marl but charcoal is fine. I'm pale and I've no idea what season I am but generally anything too light, dark or bright makes me look like death warmed up, as my mum would have put it. However if you love it, who cares!

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