The Orange Sweater Dress @Lilophia Boutique

Hi everyone,

It was just another bad hair day with the exception I was having a fun photographed try-on session @Lilophia. I came across this dress and instantly felt pretty. I then rushed in the dressing room to fix those messy hair. This color gives me life! How many times we want something to look good on us and although, it fits perfectly it doesn't do anything for us but we are not quite sure why? Or you sometimes hear people talk about how blue is "their" color, or how they look awful in peach. Did you know that your skin undertone defines what colors actually looks good on you? 

Understanding the real color of your skin is primarily about discovering your skin’s undertone which is the key to knowing the right shades of a color that works for you or simply the right foundation shade and creating a flawless makeup look.

Cool, warm, or neutral undertones are the colors that come through your skin from underneath the surface to affect its overall hue. It’s not about how light or dark your skin is; people of all skin colors, from very fair to deep, can have cool, warm and neutral undertones. Here’s what each of these terms means:

Cool: Hints of bluish, pink, or a ruddy complexion.
Warm: Skin skews yellow, sallow, peachy, or golden.
Neutral: Has no obvious overtones of pink or sallow skin, but rather the skin’s natural color is more evident.
Although these are the three main categories of skin undertones, some people do not belong to any of the three categories – and this category is called the Olive Undertone. People often tend to confuse olive undertone with neutral undertone. But, in reality, olive undertone is very different and has specific characteristics. It has a bit of yellow and greenish gray hue, and this is why it’s unique.
Examples of colors that flatter each undertone skin best

Cool undertone
Your best colors are on the cool end of the spectrum and are inspired by both the depths of the ocean and the depths of winter. Bright blues, emeralds, and deep purples will look great, along with frosty shades of lavender, ice blue, or pink. On the warm side, you can turn to ruby, bright rosy red, or super-pale yellows. With neutrals, you can rock cool gray, bright white, and navy. Try to avoid orange, tomato red, and strong yellows, which can clash with your skin completely. Celebrities I love with cool undertone: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Hudson

Warm undertone
Your best colors are rich reflections of nature. On the warm side of the color wheel, you should turn to red, peach, coral, orange, amber, gold, and yellow. You also should look great when you wear "warmer" versions of cool colors, like olive, moss, orchid, and violet-red. Neutrals that are best for you include taupe, cappuccino, cream, and mushroom gray. Avoid chilly colors like icy blues or jewel tones like sapphire or amethyst because they can wash you out and make your skin look gray. Celebrities I love with warm undertone: Jessica Alba, Beyonce (by the way, Kim Kardashian has warm undertone as well)

Neutral undertone
As a neutral, you can wear anything on the color wheel — but it's typically best to go for softened or muted versions of a color instead of the brighter ones. Choose colors like dusty pink, jade green, cornsilk yellow, or lagoon blue. For neutral colors, turn to off-whites, coffee, mid-range grays, and black. Oversaturated colors like electric blue and magenta can overwhelm your neutral skin tone, but there's one big exception to this: never be afraid to wear a bright, true red — you will look amazing. Celebrities I love with neutral undertone: Julia Robert, Kerry Washington 

Olive undertone
Your best colors are light peach, dusty pinks, soft rose, peony pink (blush-toned pinks look best for neutrals), placid blue, jade green, cameo green. Colors that are tough for you: Anything too bright or vibrant that can overwhelm, reds and yellows (if you do a yellow, try a soft version, like cornsilk or buff). Celebrities I love with olive undertone: Jessica Szohr, Rihanna

Outfit Details:
Dresses, clutch and sautoir long necklace  @Lilophia
Same dress here, Shorter version here, similar here and here
Similar clutch here, here and here
Similar sautoir long necklace here, here and here
Can you guess what is my skin undertone or do you know what is yours? What are the colors that flatters you the most? Comment below. I would love to have your feedback. If you would like to learn more about your skin undertone and the colors that flatter you the most. Leave me a message here. 

Thanks for stopping by.



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Photo Edit @vonvonphotography


  1. Ah what a chic dress! I love the color and I think your hair looks amazing!

  2. This is so interesting. I think I have warm undertones and do typically look better I think in the colors you show for the warm undertone. I know with foundations and lipsticks anything with too much pink or bluish pink is terrible on me. That orange dress looks great on you.

    1. You have warm undertones for sure :-). Thanks Julie, and that dress will also look great on you.

  3. You have a warm undertone like me :-)
    This dress was made for u, really nice!

    1. lol :-) a little too big - will fit you better though :-)

  4. This is a lovely dress - perfect colour on you. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui x


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  6. For me, its warm tones and Fall is my season! I LOVE this dress so much on you! Iwouldnt mind it for myself! I love the OTS style , adding some sexiness to this sweater dress. The color is so good on you!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    1. Yes, you have warm undertones - I always knew that because of your gorgeous hair :-)
      Thanks Jessica

  7. Moumous, this dress is absolutely fantastic! It is stunning on you. The color is perfect and that neckline is super sexy! You know, I am unsure of my skin tone, but I feel I look best in jewel tones as well as certain pastels and black is always good, too. Oranges, yellows, neons, and tans are terrible on me. Thanks for sharing and linking up with me.


    1. Thank you Shelbee. I believe you have cool undertone :-)

  8. This dress suits you perfectly. It's one of my favorite colors. In my dark days, wearing yellow or orange allows me to shine. Your blog is great: so many things to brighten our days

    1. You will definitely look good in Yellow or orange because you have warm undertone :-).Thank you for stopping by :-)

  9. So chic! Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish you certainly are. x Jacqui

  10. Oh wow!! SOOOO truly stunning!! That dress is perfect on you!

  11. You look lovely in orange, this is such a cute and cosy dress! :)

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :)

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  12. Gorgeous dress, beautifully worn !


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