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Dusky And Proud: 11 Chic Dresses That’ll Complement Your Skin Tone

Sumona Bose

Fashion Writer

Mindy Kaling once said, “I have a thick skin, which comes from being a not-really-skinny, dark-skinned Indian woman. I haven’t fitted in every place, and so I'm kind of used to resistance.” We applaud her outspoken sentiments about being a dusky woman.

Gone are the days when you had to stick to certain colours because you were on the certain side of the shade card. Our dusky beauties are rocking hot pinks and neons to their stylish best! Case in point: The sultry Esha Gupta in this hot pink number!


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Sift through this assortment of gorgeous dresses that we have picked to complement your dusky tone! From rustic oranges to sombre corals, there is a pick to cover every occasion in your social calendar!

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Blush Sequins

This metallic nude coloured sequined dress is a blingy but subtle pick for bar hangs. Sort out your weekend look with this bodycon number in a sexy pair of grey tie up heels and add pretty pastel contrasts to your look!

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Strap A Lines

We love this flattering A-line silhouette that lights up the seductive quotient of your fancy evenings! The sleek fitted look can be elevated with a pair of these bronze toned strappy heels!

Tally Weijl

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Navy Back

This flirty mini skater dress in a smart navy blue hue will bring out the best of your dusky complexion! We are digging the sexy broad shoulder straps on this dress which can be paired with silky suede black stilettoes!


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Pristine Florals

The seamless bardot neckline of this bodycon makes it the perfect pick to feature your sharp collarbones this season! The floral detail lacework makes it the perfect date night outfit! Slip on a pair of tan kitten heels to hot things up!

Tally Weijl

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Marooned Shoulders

Created stylishly with a ruffled off-shoulder design and a choker neckline, this wine number will definitely turn some heads! You will need these ruffled back heels to bring out the feminine charm in the set.

Rare London

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Floral Tops

Featuring a vibrant burst of bold floral motifs all over a pristine white backdrop, this multicoloured dress will become your favourite flowy member of the wardrobe! Pair it with these nude sandals and add length to the flared silhouette.

Dorothy Perkins

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Tangerine Flares

Isn’t this two-layer flared number SO pretty? Colour your festive afternoons in a warm tangerine hue with this ethnic pick and slide into these fringed flat sandals to complete the look!


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Coral Details

A conversation starter if there ever was one, this coral halter maxi dress is embroidered with delicate ‘Koi Fish’ outlines at the front. Pair this pretty number with some pointed-toe mules for a sunny afternoon brunch with the fam!


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Multicolored Asymmetry

Go all out on your next trip abroad and dress up for your laid-back walks in this multicoloured bold floral dress! Opt for these weaved flat sandals with the dress to make for a comfy vacay luggage staple!

Dorothy Perkins

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Cream Bow Back

We love the high low hemming on this sombre cream number! Check out the whimsical back on this dress with crisscross straps and a giant bow tie detail that is reminiscent of a Geisha’s delicate waist tie. Go for a pair of glossy silver heels with this outfit.

Dorothy Perkins

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Plunge Dares

Master the art of seduction with this plunge neck maxi dress! Keep it simple in a pair of open-toed sock boots for a sweltering night out with BAE! Pssst…you have to check out the sexy slit back.


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Published on Oct 11, 2017
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