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Suit Color

Learn how to choose a suit color below.

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Suit Color Selection Tips

Choosing a suit color can be difficult if you don't know what your looking for.

The first thing you have to worry about is what the occasion is and what is appropriate. Black is socially acceptable for a funeral, however white and pink are definitely not.

Obviously this will vary depending on culture, but think black for funerals and proms and more relaxed colors like tans and browns for weddings and other festive social gatherings.

The first thing you have to worry about is what the occasion is and what is appropriate. Black is socially acceptable for a funeral, however white and pink are definitely not.

Obviously this will vary depending on culture, but think black for funerals and proms and more relaxed colors like tans and browns for weddings and other festive social gatherings.

Navy blue and gray make great business suits and can also be worn to events like weddings and funerals.

Some people also like to wear black as a business suit. While many traditionalists are against this, I think black is perfectly acceptable at most businesses. Just don't wear a black tie with it, unless your driving limos or working at a funeral home.

Next you have to think about your own complexion and what will match up well with your skin tone. If you happen to be very pale you may want to stay away from khaki colored suits as well other colors that will only make your skin looked washed out.

People with a naturally darker skin complexion or a good tan can usually pull off a tan suit very well. However, this skin tone doesn't always look as good in navy blue colored suits. This is a color that goes very well with light skin complexions.

Just keep in mind that everybody's skin tones are different and that the same person can have a different skin coloration depending on how much sun they have gotten recently. In the end, you're going to have to try a few colors out to see what looks best on you.

Lastly you have to consider what each color suit says about you. For instance a blue pinstripe suit gives off a portrayal of power and authority where as a white suit gives off a more relaxed aura.

I've compiled a short list of some of the colors a person may want to wear below. Click on each suit color to get a more in-depth look at each.

Just keep in mind that the best suit color for one event might not be the best for another. Also different suit color combinations will make a suit look dramatically different.

suit color

Pivotal Colors - Purchase these two suits first before any other suit.

1. Blue
2. Gray

Safe Colors - These are standard colors that won't stand out too much.

1. Black 2. Brown 3. Khaki 4. Tan
5. Beige 6. Taupe 7. Blue

Bold Colors - These colors are not recommended for most everyday situations.

1. Baby Blue 2. Beige 3. Burgundy 4. Olive
5. White 6. Maroon

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