Have you heard the song “Kudiye ni tere brown rang ne…” which is all about praising the dusky skin tone? The world is indeed smitten with dusky beauties whether it is Beyonce, Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone. The dusky skin tone is a beautiful shade that a lot of us desi girls are blessed with! Our skin tone has warm undertones that look hot and beautiful. Many girls don’t understand this and fret over choosing shades that will suit them. Let us enlighten you with the fact that a lot of colours look sexy only on our bronzed skin!
We have a list of 13 colours that suit dusky skin in the best way possible. Let’s see how many of these shades you have in your collection.
Grey colour is a good match for dusky skin tone. Just look how confidently Malaika Arora flaunts this color on the runway. A plain grey can be a part of your everyday wear while a grey shade with some glitter can be your party pick.
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It’s a myth that yellow doesn’t suit dusky skin. The truth is it suits more on dusky skin than on fair ones. Just look how ravishing Lisa Haydon looks! This shade will look so pretty on you that it will make you fall in love with your own skin tone.
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Teal blue is the new trend on instagram! Girls are going gaga over this shade of blue and you should definitely have this in your wardrobe. It’s an uncommon colour which looks chic on girls and women.
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Yes, blues are the colours to look out for. Ace it like Anushka Manchanda and go bold with blue. From denims to pretty pastel-ish blues, they can really make you look fab and bring out the colour of your skin. Try to opt for shades of blue that are toned out as bright and not cobalt blues which may make you look washed out.
Red is a universal colour, it suits every skin tone. So if you ask us which colour dress suits on sun-kissed skin? We'd say red colour is custom made for the dusky girl and who better than Priyanka Chopra to show you that! You can try a variety of different reds, from deep ones to the ones with orange mixed in it. Oh, and you definitely need some fabulous red lipsticks in your stash to light up your face in an instant.
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Greens are a great way to make your skin glow. A sequined, embellished green dress is a great colour to add to your wardrobe! A stunning shade like a teal green will look beautiful on you to wear for every occasion.
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This beautiful golden colour is worth experimenting with! If you think wearing a foil gold colour is not for you, try a shade of dull gold or a rose gold for a muted effect. If you’re still wary of looking too OTT, then try pairing it with a skirt, or as a top/blouse or jacket.
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Image: Tanya Ghavri on Instagram
Instead of silver, gunmetal greys look better on dusky skin. They’re the right mix between silver and black, and are not too bold and not too dull either. You can look really sharp in a gun metalled dress, a pleated skirt or even a glitzy top!
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Image: Bipasha Basu on Instagram
Dress color for brown Indian skin like Bipasha Basu is definitely black. However, the trick to looking great in black is to style it with different fabrics. Mix nets, chiffons and fabrics like leather together in one look. That’s a great trick to make black look bold and sexy.
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Image: Lisa Haydon on Instagram
Yes, if you think it’s too bright for your skin tone then it’s time to unlearn that little fashion tip. Unlike light pink, hot pink looks beautiful on duskier skin and you can never, ever go wrong with it! If you’re not used to wearing the shade, try it in accents- in your jewellery, as a separate or even when you layer your clothes.
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A wine coloured red, marsala or even a deep maroon will complement dusky skin really well. Who is better than this diva to show you how good this looks? Wine shades are dark, non-blingy and really in the right colour family that will look superb on dusky girls.
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Image: Esha Amin on Instagram
Purple is a lovely colour but as dusky skin tends to have warmer undertone, it’s better to try a deeper colour of the same shade. So instead of trying lavender, try an aubergine that has a little red mixed in it.
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Deepika padukone’s dress on Koffee with Karan season 6 looked flawless on her dusky skin tone. White color tends to complement the sun-kissed indian skin tone amazingly. You can totally wear an all white outfit and look ravishing in it. Just know which fabric to try it in. We suggest you stay away from stark white in fabrics such as lycra and polyester but try them in chiffon, linen and cotton. You can try off-white or slightly beige whites as well.
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So which colour do you love wearing best?
This story is updated in December 2019