During the lessons of cinema at University, I remember our teacher told us a lot about the symbolic usage of green in the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. In ‘A rear window’ for instance, the marvelous Grace Kelly is often in green, as well as throughout ‘Vertigo’, the light represents mystery.
But it’s not that easy for a woman to wear green dresses, without looking a bit ‘washed out’. Perhaps easier if your complexion tends to a pink undertone and your hair is golden-blond, it can be quite challenging for yellowy undertones and dark hair.
This silken sage-green dress has been in my wardrobe for long time. I remember I bought it in Liverpool, during a small trip with a colleague in 2008, but since then I’ve been wearing it just a few times. If you ask around, it’s quite difficult to see me in green.
So what happened?
Do you ever do a wardrobe stash, to check if you ever forgot about any secret treasures or cool items? Well this normally happens whenever summer vacations approach and I can enjoy some more free/lazy time at home.
So let’s start with the makeup.
To keep the vintage inspiration of the dress, I opted for a flawless skin make up with a soft smokey eye and just a touch of pink gloss on the lips.
If your complexion looks very fair, my personal advice is to style green next to light contrast colors, such as white, beige, and rose pink for a very chic combination. As you can see in the picture here, i chose an owl jewel bangle and a ladylike handbag, with a pair of slingback beige sandals.
Last but not least, don’t forget to style any dresses you wear with your best smile. Nothing can beautify like a naturally sexy smile. 🙂