Lilac (or lavender) is a marvellous universal* colour that suits* just about everyone. So no matter which season you are, you could easily add it to your holiday packing or your capsule wardrobe. As an example, if a bride discovers that her four bridesmaids are one of each season, then I might suggest she dress them all in lilac or some shade of soft lavender as they will all then stand some chance of looking good.
In my opinion, those brides that dress their Autumn bridesmaids in baby blue or baby pink should be taken out and flogged! They should invest some of the wedding budget on colour analysis for the entire bridal party and make sure everyone looks and feels gorgeous!
Then the bridesmaids might venture a smile for the photographs!
After all, the bride is going to have to look at those photos for the next 50+ years.
But before anyone starts spouting generalised rubbish like ‘universal colours suit virtually everyone’, let’s get really clear on this.
This is my own take on a defnition for universal colours:
- The point of a universal colour is that no-one looks grotesque
- Not everybody is going to look absolutely fabulous in it but they won’t look utterly hideous either
Just think how this small piece of information could help every single one of your clients. I’ve run workshops just about universal colours and my customers absolutely loved them because they learned so much, and had loads of fun throwing all the drapes around.
There’s plenty of extra material on universal colours and how to use them in the Special Edition Fabulous Colour Analysis training course and to make it as easy as possible for you, I’ve also included a list of all the drapes, with the drape numbers, that I personally use as universal colours.