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(@hottestwitch)
Reputable Member     Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Joined: 2 years ago

Just been watching some non-descript programme on the telly, and the presenter turned up wearing an absolutely gorgeous yellow dress; now, I generally like red, blue and (especially) black dresses, but she looked so good...    It just made me wonder:  what colours seem to work best specifically for you?  Holly XXX

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(@ellyd22)
Joined: 8 months ago

Famed Member     Norfolk, United Kingdom
Posts: 2026

@hottestwitch God, not yellow. That's such a hard colour to pull off. It can easily make it look as though you've got jaundice.

My sincere apologies if you're reading this while rocking a daffodil shade.

I go for fawns, browns, creams ... all those lovely earthy colours. If I was outdoors in autumn you'd barely be able to see me.

I've got a few more 'colourful' things but I rarely wear them. They tend to be just a single block colour, in a pastel shade. I'll occasionally just incorporate one of them into an outfit.

At the moment I'm doing just that. I've paired a pale pink River Island top with a long pale brown Per Una skirt, and over it all I'm wearing a knee-length fawn cardigan. That description makes it sound truly awful, but it actually looks really nice. Or at least I think so 🙂

Hugs

Ellie x

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Lady
(@hottestwitch)
Joined: 2 years ago

Reputable Member     Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 355

@ellyd22 Hiya, Ellie:  yellow may be difficult to pull off, but I think I've got to try at the very least!  I'm now thinking about purple - or at least a very bright version thereof... and brown?  Well, I'm sure there are many, many of the ladies out there who would look sensational in brown, but for me... well, a very, very light shade probably works O.K. but there's no way I could pull off anything darker than mid-shade.  Just proves that I need to lose a few more pounds; everything looks better when your dress actually fits properly...  Holly XXX

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(@ellyd22)
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Famed Member     Norfolk, United Kingdom
Posts: 2026

@hottestwitch Hey Holly

Seriously, you look amazing 🙂

After reading Madeline's comment about you in the blonde wig I checked out your photos; you could definitely pull it off.

And OMG ... are you talking about Tracey at Femme Side? That woman is a living legend. I hope to use her services in late February, or failing that around Easter. My friend Gemma had a 'yellow' photoshoot with Tracey and she looked LUSH.

Go girl!

Hugs

Ellie x

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Lady
(@hottestwitch)
Joined: 2 years ago

Reputable Member     Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 355

@ellyd22 Hiya, Ellie; yep, I'm talking about the lovely Tracey at the Femme Side - and if she isn't a living legend, she should be!  She'll make you look - and feel - amazing (mind, from your profile piccie, I doubt that you could ever look anything less...)  My next shoot with Tracey is in two and a half weeks - and I now think that yellow is definitely on the menu - if anyone can make it look good on me, she can!  Love you:  Holly XXX

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Baroness
(@chrisfp99)
Joined: 12 months ago

Honorable Member     London , Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 406

@hottestwitch hi Holly, another UK girl here. Your pics are lovely. I had my first makeover last June and without design I ended up in mainly darker hues. I will probably have another chance to dress and have another makeover next summer and I'm completely obsessed with pink. Floral dresses, short skirt, and I've got a ridiculous idea about something completely age inappropriate. A princess or lolita dress maybe.

Hugs, Chrissie xx. 

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(@lauren114)
Joined: 7 months ago

Prominent Member     Connecticut, United States of America
Posts: 583

@hottestwitch I've worn neutral colors (black, White, Grey, Maroon and Tans) most of the time until now.   Occasionally I would work some prints in but these were generally subdued.  Now I am making a conscious effort to have more color in my wardrobe.   I just bought a pair of bright blue leggings and I have my eye on a mauve pair.   I also just bought a beautiful red dress and I'm looking for a place to wear it!   Someday soon I'm going to dive into pink!  This all corresponded with my acceptance of the fact that I am trans and a strong desire to be perceived as being much more feminine than in the past.

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Lady
(@raven188)
Joined: 5 years ago

Honorable Member     Idaho, United States of America
Posts: 416

@hottestwitch what I have found works really well is to wear a neutral top, then I can wear any color of skirt I want. So, while I don't know that a bright yellow dress would work for me, I have a yellow skirt that pairs well with a black or blue top.

On average, I've found that darker tops seem to somehow minimize my shoulders. Overall, I feel like a brighter skirt with a darker blouse seems to help my figure.

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Lady
(@hottestwitch)
Joined: 2 years ago

Reputable Member     Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 355

@raven188 Hmmm... this is looking like very, very good advice for me - especially the idea of minimising my shoulders.  Must admit that I own white and orange mini skirts, but I've never tried to match them with darker tops...  Looks like I have something to do tonight!  Thanks, sweetie:  Holly XXX

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Lady
(@raven188)
Joined: 5 years ago

Honorable Member     Idaho, United States of America
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@hottestwitch Have fun! The other part of this for me is that it's hard to find blouses that work, so if I do find a top that really works in a dark, neutral color, then I have a lot of skirts that will work with it.

There are two strategies that seem to work to minimize my upper body, and they seem a bit contradictory but my favorite outfits seem to come from both camps.

1. I find long sleeve, close fitting tops work really well. Mock or turtle neck styles seem to slim everything down for me. Pairing this with a properly fitting set of hip pads really creates a good figure (for me). Flaired skirts are fun too (I have a "paper bag" skirt I really like I know short skirts are fun, but longer skirts nearly always improve my figure. Sweaters with a similar cut are good too, but bulky sweaters sometimes just exaggerate my shoulders.

2. A more masculine, professional style blouse seems to work really well with a pencil skirt for creating a figure. Just a basic button down the front collared shirt with a feminine cut. My theory is that because these types of tops are designed to help women fit in in a masculine workplace, they actually make it so my shoulders don't look so out of place. Again, the pencil skirt is the go to piece here.

3. I guess I'll throw in one more tip, break the rules and see what happens. Probably my all time favorite blouse is long in the back (like down to the knees) but short in the front and has puffy sleeves, and it's a kind of rusty orange color. I wear it with a pair of black, faux leather leggings and it's seriously the cutest thing in my wardrobe. It breaks both these rules, but it looks amazing. And I get more compliments on this ensemble from the ladies at work than any other combo.

Have fun trying out new combinations and see what happens!

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(@Anonymous 53427)
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@hottestwitch:   For me, it seems black, white, wine, teal and beige are my go to colors.   I’m told blue brings out my eyes, so I guess you could add that to the list.

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Duchess
(@loneleycd)
Joined: 4 years ago

Noble Member     Roland, Iowa, United States of America
Posts: 1772

@hottestwitch I looked over my clothes, most of my dresses and tops have a floral design.   My favorites are the greens and purple/lavender.  I don't know what looks best but I know what I like. I do have one dress that l wore to work a few weeks ago.   It is black with a nice floral design.   One lady came in the store said she just got the same one online but didn't like it, BUT she said it looked good on me.

MADE MY DAY 

  Cassie 

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(@revel)
Joined: 3 years ago

Noble Member     Minnesota, United States of America
Posts: 873

@hottestwitch That's a good question, Holly. I like wearing pink and black, but I LOVE wearing mostly red and black. Rev loves red! Haha. Purple can be pretty too. Purple is pretty popular in Minnesota (where I live) with so many fans of the Minnesota Vikings! Haha. Sometimes I like wearing blue to match my blue eyeshadow. I own a dark blue velvet dress with blue embroidered flowers on it. This dress is my most expensive dress and I love it. 😊 

Rev

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Lady
(@hottestwitch)
Joined: 2 years ago

Reputable Member     Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 355

@revel Must admit that you've hit the nail on the head there - at least for me.  Purple is CLASSY - surely, every girl out there has a few pairs of purple tights in their collection?  Holly XXX

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(@revel)
Joined: 3 years ago

Noble Member     Minnesota, United States of America
Posts: 873

@hottestwitch Agreed. Purple is classy and pretty. Prince (RIP) was known for wearing purple. My dear friend Sofia Hurtado recently uploaded photos to her photo gallery of herself wearing a lovely light purple dress. My best friend "Verlee", who recently joined CDH, is wearing a purple top for her profile photo, and we had a photo of us taken together wearing purple shirts. I own a lilac purple Sony PSP 3001 "Hannah Montana" edition that I have shown in my private photo gallery. It's so pretty! 💜

Rev

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(@caroline2k)
Joined: 1 year ago

Reputable Member     Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Posts: 196

@hottestwitch Oh yes - purple tights are a must! Although that's possibly the old goth girl in me. I love purple under my fishnet tights... on those rare occasions I wear fishnets 🙂

 

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(@denimwear)
Honorable Member     Other, Alberta, Canada
Joined: 3 years ago

Hi Holly Marie, 

Black, red and blue also seem to work for me the best. 

I would love to wear a yellow dress in the summer months, however, I have yet to try one on to see how it would look. 

Aurora Lynnette 

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Lady
(@drmeredith)
Trusted Member     Texas, United States of America
Joined: 6 years ago

I love red, but most of my clothes are blues and black.

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Duchess
(@2bmadeline)
Reputable Member     Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America
Joined: 1 year ago

After looking at your photos, you could do yellow with the blonde wig. I like you in pink.

For me, it's subtle shades of orange or brown, or any shade of blue. I love to wear navy blue.

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Lady
(@hottestwitch)
Joined: 2 years ago

Reputable Member     Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 355

@2bmadeline Hiya, Madeline; I've got another photosession coming up in a couple of weeks time... and I now think I'm going to ask Tracey if she can do me in yellow and (different set!) pink!  Must admit that I shold have thought about orange when I asked the question - very feminine and so flattering as well...  Thans for turning me on to that.  Holly XXX

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(@lucyb112)
Prominent Member     Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Joined: 1 year ago

I had a yellow dress a while back. I bought it online and it was actually quite a dull yellow. It really didn’t suit me and left the premises with my first clear out.

I’d try yellow again, but I’d make sure to go for a much brighter shade.

I quite like purple. I sometimes wear a lovely purple skirt.

I’ve also got a maroon dress which I don’t wear too often, as I’m more of a skirt and top sort of girl, but I do like it.

I’ve also very recently bought my first items in teal, which are really nice. 

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Lady
(@krisburton)
Reputable Member     Northern, New Jersey, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

I always seek out purple and burgundy, which of course because I am seeking it I find it hard to find good examples!

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Lady
(@hottestwitch)
Joined: 2 years ago

Reputable Member     Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 355

@krisburton Kris - and Lucy; I have to admit that purple would probably look pretty good on me (nothing else does...) but for some reason I've never purchased anything in that colour bar a pair of tights; a fault I'm going to have to put right pretty damned soon.    Hope I'll be able to let everyone know how that goes before too long...  Holly XXX

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(@caroline2k)
Reputable Member     Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Joined: 1 year ago

Interesting question @hottestwitch

Before 'The Big Reveal', my wardrobe consisted of mainly black, with an occasional grey pencil skirt and a couple of white or purple blouses. Since then, I have been introduced to a whole new world - a bit like arriving in Oz!  

WHilst I still love black (I think it's genetic for TVs of a certain age!) my Better Half has convinced me that 'colours are good'. I now wear a lot of pink, red, white, purples, blue - I almost had a gorgeous orange designer dress that she had grown out of but was sadly still too small for me too :(. Of course I also love those neutral 'earthy' tones of beiges, taupes, greys and so forth. Simply put, since I came out, my tastes have been broadened, and a whole world of styles and colours have been revealed.

I'm definitely not going back to Kansas! 🤣

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(@Anonymous 53427)
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lately i've been picking up some earthones.  this is how moneyed middle age women dress i guess, or so i'm told.

otherwise my skin trends toward warm so that set of colors is what my wardrobe is geared to.  i'm one of the people who can do yellow, if it's the right shade. 🙂

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Lady
(@jjandme)
Noble Member     California, United States of America
Joined: 4 years ago

Like pretty much everything in life, it depends...

 

There are just so many factors to consider, but yellow is a challenging color for sure. I think yellow works best with darker skin tones. Yellow is not really my color, but I do have some male shirts that work well for my olive, and most often tanned skin. I do have a couple of orange dresses that work well for me. They are not bright orange, but a soft orange or orange and white, but they work if I am tanned, which is almost always since I live in southern California and am outdoors nearly all the time.

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Duchess
(@jrm3702)
Estimable Member     New Jersey, United States of America
Joined: 4 years ago

Since we are talking yellow, I just wanted to see if the new forums will let me respond with an image.  I've tried to attach one, but I never had success with it in the old format.

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Baroness
(@revel)
Joined: 3 years ago

Noble Member     Minnesota, United States of America
Posts: 873

@jrm3702 Success! Nice dress and photo of yourself, Jill. 

Rev

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(@caroline2k)
Joined: 1 year ago

Reputable Member     Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Posts: 196

@jrm3702 Very pretty! 🙂

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(@melodeescarlet)
Noble Member     Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Joined: 7 months ago

Well, I have two choices - red and black. Sometimes I get crazy and do red with black or even black with red!

Honestly, I don't know what makes me pick what I pick, but mostly I play it safe and my color wheel is really just a sliver. LOL

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(@alejandrohurtado)
Estimable Member     Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco, Mexico
Joined: 2 years ago

Hi girls, 

It is an interesting topic since in fact we all have colors that suit us more than others, in my case my favorite color is red, which I personally think looks great on darker than light tones, my second favorite color is black and personally I think that this tone is one of the most versatile since it is flattering regardless of skin and hair tone. These two colors are the ones I use the most but I think that because of my skin tone, purple in light tones and blue in dark tones also look good on me.

Greetings to all girls Smile  

 

 

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Baroness
(@revel)
Joined: 3 years ago

Noble Member     Minnesota, United States of America
Posts: 873

@alejandrohurtado Thanks Sofy for your reply. Agreed. Red and black always look great together, and that's why we love them. Haha. ❤️🖤

Yes, you also look great wearing light purple and dark blue, girlfriend. 💜💙

Rev 

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Lady
(@harriette)
Noble Member     Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Joined: 10 months ago

Really, if you haven't used a colour wheel, to learn about mixing secondary and tertiary colours, then you should. The Swedish and Ukrainian flags, for example, use yellow and blue together for a reason. I see that there are some fashion colour chart patterns available, too, but I haven't used any of them yet. They look more rigid than colour wheels, and they don't indicate the logic of mixing colours the way wheels can.

I have a faint yellow linen T-shirt that I can get away with wearing when it is warm. It doesn't stand out, except for me wearing it, of course. I have a bright yellow midi-dress that I love, but it isn't something that I can wear in public. Even my wife hasn't seen Big Bird yet. 😁

Yesterday, I went shopping with my wife and I found an orange top at Muji that fits me better than most women's tops. I even went to a mall washroom and changed into it, to wear rocking my latest, large breast forms* without a coat on. What a rush to walk around without hiding! The orange worked well matched with the skinny jeans blue.

* I learned a lesson, yesterday, too. I need to find some bras that actually hold my breast forms in place better. Some of mine just don't do the job right and the forms move around or even fall out of the cups. Not good!

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(@revel)
Noble Member     Minnesota, United States of America
Joined: 3 years ago

I also occasionally wear the color green. I own a pretty dark green skirt, and a beautiful dark green velvet dress that's my Christmas dress. I realize that green isn't everyone's favorite color, but for certain occasions, like St. Patrick's Day and Christmas, I like to wear green. 💚☘️🎄

Rev 

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