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so if my skin is sooo white it is almost blue, what colour swimsuit ought i to buy?

(30 Posts)
gill89 Sat 30-May-09 17:31:48

or bikini or tankini or wotnot?

i look at them all and think hmm, not right with my colouring!
but some must be better than others.

JeanPoole Sat 30-May-09 17:34:15


3littlefrogs Sat 30-May-09 17:36:54

Pale skin with a blue undertone means you need to wear clear, bright colours with a blue undertone. For example, bright pinky red, royal blue, emerald green, jewel colours. nothing autumnal or orangey. Black can also look good.

What colour is your hair (naturally)?

3littlefrogs Sat 30-May-09 17:38:00

If you have dark or very light hair you should go for the bright colours, if your hair is light brown or mousey go for softer, muted colours.

bleh Sat 30-May-09 17:38:27

You may even be able to pull of red (but as 3littlefrogs said, has to have a blue undertone).

gill89 Sat 30-May-09 17:40:31

my hair is light brown / mousey

what do you mean by blue undertones?

will link something i think you mean. hang on

Grattage Sat 30-May-09 17:41:13

what colours do you normally wear?

gill89 Sat 30-May-09 17:43:29

3littlefrogs Sat 30-May-09 17:45:42

Think of a blue grey as opposed to a yellow toned grey, for example. A blue/green rather than a yellow green, a pinky red rather than an orange red. It is difficult to describe in words. Where do you live?

3littlefrogs Sat 30-May-09 17:47:03

The turquoise/pink/black multi pattern stuff looks fairly safe.

gill89 Sat 30-May-09 17:49:33

i ahve had my colours done and i am warm autumn; so usually wear browns, creams, pinky oranges.

but swimwear i always struggel with and never feel i get right

gill89 Sat 30-May-09 17:50:50

bugger it jsut links to the first page and not where i was lookng

gill89 Sat 30-May-09 17:51:27

live in the north west

3littlefrogs Sat 30-May-09 17:52:08

I am really surprised that you are a warm autumn if your skin has a blue undertone TBH. (I am trained in colour analysis BTW). It doesn't sound right. Autumn means you suit warm, yellow undertoned colours and make up, so the same should apply to swimwear.

Springs and Autumns have a yellow or gold undertone to their skin, not blue.

gill89 Sat 30-May-09 17:54:39

my face isn't particularly white/blue but the rest of me sees so little sun and i don't tan well either, i just go red then white again.

gill89 Sat 30-May-09 17:55:47

what about this?

3littlefrogs Sat 30-May-09 18:57:01

Sorry - had to go and cook dinner (tsk). Yes that looks nice - those are what I would call spring colours - warm but bright. Its really difficult though - describing colours and skin tone in words on-line!

Have to go now as the hordes are clamouring for the food that is currently in the oven.

Hope you manage to find something.

gill89 Sat 30-May-09 19:01:32


Littlepurpleprincess Sat 30-May-09 21:19:49

I have very pale (almost blue) skin and I prefer dark colours on me, like black, dark greys, deep purples, sage green.

Just try loads on a see what YOU like

womma Sat 30-May-09 21:29:31

I would steer well clear of any strong, bright colours. Soft muted colours would suit you much better.

Littlepurpleprincess Sun 31-May-09 09:08:20

but no pastels!

BonsoirAnna Sun 31-May-09 09:20:18

If you are very white, buy a glamorous one-piece - there is no point "showing off" a very white tummy, it will be much more enhanced by a beautiful, structured costume. You want people to look at the costume rather than your skin and you want a bold colour, either a single block or blocks of 2/3 colours.

gill89 Sun 31-May-09 18:18:42

"a beautiful, structured costume."

where do you get such a thing?

i usually limit myself to next or m&s but am always disappointed ... i need pointing in the right direction. sad

can anyone find links for something they think may be suitable please?

JeanPoole Mon 01-Jun-09 09:44:27

bump for yousmile

SheherazadetheGoat Mon 01-Jun-09 09:50:27

coral works for me - i have the same colouring.

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