Tim Gunn's Rules of Style

The Project Runway mentor and fashion guru answers all your style conundrums.

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I have pale skin and use tons of sunscreen. What color swimsuits do you recommend so I don't look washed out?"

The washed-out look is the consequence of wearing anything that approximates the color of your own skin. (Many people use the word "nude" to describe this, but it's only nude if that's the color of your skin!) Deeply saturated colors, such as jewel tones, will be flattering, while the wimpiness of pastels will not. If you're partial to prints, be mind-ful of the scale in relation to your size and shape — petite or robust women will be overwhelmed by large-scale prints, for example.

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