Orange makes fair complexions
blue, whitens those with orange tint, and gives a green
hue to those with a yellow tinge.
Brown is most suitable to those
who have a good complexion and auburn hair.
Types with brown or chestnut
hair, hazel eyes, and pale skins, may wear cream, pale
yellow, old gold, blue (both light and dark), olive
green, purple, prune, pink.
Types with auburn or red hair,
with blue eyes and rosy cheeks, may wear cream, white,
black, pale amber, pale yellow, stone grey, dark green,
pale green, and brown.
Types with very fair hair and
bright color may wear pale blue, white, black, brown,
dark blue, pale grey.
Very dark types with blue or
black eyes and pale skin may wear yellow, pink, grey,
black, blue (light or dark), red (light or dark), or
I bet you had no idea, right?
If a woman is leaning toward a
color or hue that would be outwardly garish, the modiste
would be doing her a disservice by not helping her find
a more flattering choice. Any woman who is dressed
inappropriately or in ill-fitting, badly made clothes
loses a great part of her charm. Well-fitting,
well-made garments of inexpensive materials appropriate
for the occasion or the need look far better than
ill-fitting, poorly made garments of better fabrics.