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To celebrate Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant which leaves no white marks on over 100 colours, Dove is on a mission to get women more colour confident and embrace the ‘LCD‘ aka ‘Little Colourful Dress‘. A poll commissioned by Dove revealed that two thirds of British women would rather play safe and choose the classic ‘Little Black Dress‘, rather than embracing colour. Additionally, body confidence has been highlighted as a key factor steering women away from wearing colourful clothing, yet almost two thirds of UK women say that wearing colourful clothes makes them feel more confident and happier than when they wear a black clothes.
I personally love a bit of colour in my wardrobe, as much as I do often stick to wearing blacks, white and greys, brightly, coloured clothes do make me more happy and confident. In today’s outfit post, I decided to embrace one of my favourite bright colours to wear, red. I had to be a little careful due to my hair colour, as you can see, it’s currently purple and there are certain colours that just don’t go with it. Red for me is one of those colours that has always suited my skin tone and really brings out the radiance in me. While wearing this outfit, I tested out the Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant and can confirm that there were no white marks left on the dress even after a couple of applications.
If you ever feel nervous about stepping out of your comfort zone and reaching for colourful clothing, here are some tips from fashion stylist, Alex Longmore.
1. Confidence is the key with colour, step out of your comfort zone when out shopping and try on as many different colours as you can. Think of it as a fun mission and take into the changing room as many bright items as you can find on the shop floor. Tell yourself you are only trying them on, that will take away expectation of trying to find that perfect ‘something’ and also help you to feel in control with your shopping. You will know instinctively which hues work on you and which don’t. You will notice when wearing colour how it instantly evens out skin tone, enhances your features and lifts your mood.
2. For those of you that are seriously nervous about dressing colourfully, then I suggest starting your colourful change slowly and first investing with an accessory such as a bright handbag, pair of shoes or scarf. This is a great way to inject colour into your wardrobe, plus it’s fun for summer and colour always gets compliments. A little colour goes a long way so it will instantly brighten your outfit and you will feel the colourful benefits without a complete wardrobe overhaul.
3. Colour can be more empowering to wear than dark tones. We often think of black as a ‘forgiving colour’ and that it ‘hides a multitude of sins’ but this couldn’t be further from the truth. It can make us look drained, can dull our complexion and certainly isn’t feminine or good for our confidence. Colour is great for all occasions, be it a special event or something eye-catching for your work wardrobe and nothing beats a little colourful dress to make a statement of confidence; overall we give a much better impression to others when we embrace colour.
How do you feel about colourful clothing?