Let’s face it: everyone looks better with a tan. And guess what? The sun’s rays aren’t the only thing that can bronze your complexion. Make the most of your summer colour with a wardrobe that’s right on hue. Find out which clothing colours are as good as bronzer to take your tan from barely-there to beautifully bronzed.
Fair Complexion: Hot Pink
If your skin doesn't golden on demand, rely on your wardrobe to bring colour to your complexion. The fix? Clothes in bright colours. Hot pink is a great choice — the quintessentially summer shade will bring a sexy summer glow to your skin sans sun. If you're hitting the beach, consider rocking the #1 swimsuit style you need this summer in this shade to enhance your tan.
Fair Complexion: Yellow
Bright, sexy yellow takes fairest-of-them-all January Jones from snow white to sun tanned. Take a tip from the tawny star and wear the sun's signature colour to get a gorgeous glow.
Fair Complexion: Forest Green
Fair-skinned Leighton Meester radiates in a forest green dress. While it may seem like an unlikely choice, the deep jewel tone brings out the olive in her complexion, giving her a healthy bronzed glow.
Fair Complexion: Cobalt
Electrifying cobalt blue might be the boost you need to appear more tawny. It certainly worked for fair-skinned Anna Kendrick.
Beige Complexion: Coral
With SPF an important part of our skincare routine, most of us settle for a tan a few shades lighter than we used to, but getting that glow back is as simple as wearing the right colours. Opt for an outfit in bright, exotic coral and you'll feel as bronzed and beautiful as years passed.
Beige Complexion: Turquoise
Ever noticed how sand appears more golden next to turquoise-coloured water? Take a tip from the world's best beaches (and Blake Lively) and wear turquoise to enhance your tan.
Beige Complexion: Plum
From plum to violet, the colour purple packs a pigment-boosting punch on already-tanned complexions. Selena Gomez glows in the jewel-tone shade.
Beige Complexion: Hot Pink
Besides the fact that it sounds nice, there's a reason behind the saying "pretty in pink." The sultry shade is universally flattering. While it adds colour to fair-skinned ladies, it's the perfect way to highlight a tanned complexion, too.
Tanned Complexion: Pastel Blue
Whether you're fresh from a beach vacation or spray-tanning salon, make the most of your sexy glow with the right clothes. Opt for light colours to highlight a bronzed complexion. Pastel blue looks perfect on blondes with tanned skin.
Tanned Complexion: Pastel Pink
Pastel pink is the perfect pick for brunettes with a dark summer tan. The warm, pale hue helps their dark palette stand out.
Tanned Complexion: White
Swap your LBDs for LWDs and make white your go-to summer shade. The contrast against your skin will enhance your tan ten-fold. Eva Mendes had the right idea — she paired it with a turquoise necklace for even more shade-strengthening mileage.
Tanned Complexion: Bronze
Although the logic is opposite to wearing pale colours, bronze will blend into a tanned complexion beautifully, making it look all gorgeous and glowing. Kim Kardashian is proof!Want more? Don't miss the best beauty brands NOT sold at Sephora.