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What color is your rainbow? Coloring your Clothing Collection

Is color really important when you are selecting your clothes?  Yes, the colors of the rainbow are important when we are making our daily clothing choices.  In fact, how we choose our shirt, pants and dress colors and how we feel about color effects us daily.  Does color tell us how we feel? Yes, it shows others what we are feeling at the moment.  It is a visual statement telling people how things are going with us.  In fact, black and white are color choices for clothing.  Choosing black or white may be a statement about your style, fashion or comfort.  For example, muted colors may reflect a more somber feeling vs bright bold colors which tend to be associated with individuals with big personalities.  Some people wear clothes that have loud colors (bright reds, strong lime, flashy pinks and neon orange); while others go for a gentle apparel palette.  If you are a loud person or soft spoken women both fashion choices have something to say.  Do we consciously know this?  And does it really matter?  Everything matters and then everything does not matter.  The color the best looks on you is the one that makes you feel great.

What else effects our color clothing selection?  The color of our skin.  Our skin tone dominates how we select color.  Western women tend not to wear yellow because this it gives their skin a more yellowing effect.  It makes these women appear unhealthy.  Women of color on the other hand look great in yellow tops and dresses.  In fact, they look super in orange.  Asian women also look good in primary colors.  Then it’s the fair skin women that have to make choices.  Reds and mustard will look lovely but in small bits and pieces.  Perhaps an accent on a cuff sleeve or the trim detailing of a collar.

Finally, the seasons or time of the year and the temperature of the weather will certainly effect our color choices.  Cold and cool weather tends to be dominated by burgundy, evergreen, earthy browns and are good choices.  When you live in hot or warm climates clothing choices are sky blue, peach, beige, tosca, light grey and lime.

What are you wearing now?  And why did you choose those particular pieces of clothing.  I love to year back from you!


Stephen, Your Designer

“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen


  1. Plus Size Woman
    June 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I loved this article… I have a solution for caucasian women who want to wear yellow but not look sickly. Get a tan! At least that is going to be my justification for insisting hubby agrees to vacation somewhere sunny this year. I already purchased a beautiful yellow summer dress, and yes, without a tan I do look a bit off. Of course the last time I mention needing shoes and/or matching handbag to go with a dress his eyeballs disappear up into his skull, so a vacation to go with a new dress will probably result in him having a stroke. Sigh! I can see myself settling for a gift certificate to the local tanning salon.

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