There are a lot of myths about the dos and don'ts of red hair. But the truth is, red hair is complemented by quite a few colors. In fact, red itself and other jewel-toned hues brighten and radiate redheads' complexions.
First things first: It's a myth that redheads can't wear red. Many celebrities and fashion experts have proven otherwise—redheads can wear red. Just don't overdo it by wearing a shade of red identical to your hair color. For example, if you're a strawberry blonde, go with a soft cranberry or an orange-red for contrast.
Blue is one of those universal colors that complements almost all hair colors, and there's no exception when it comes to redheads. Whether an inky navy, soft powder or deep cobalt, blue is a definite "do"—it highlights fair skin and offers a deep contrast to bring out red tresses.
Green has long been the go-to color for redheads, and for good reason. From muted olive to Kelly green and emerald jewel tones, green shades and redheads are a match made in heaven. Instead of your usual LBD, try a little green dress for a bold color pop. Rich, saturated greens are usually a better match than yellowy-greens.
Purple can be a hard color to pull off, but it's actually very flattering on redheads. True purple and bright, electric shades are very complementary. Steer clear of soft lavenders, as muted shades can wash out your skin and hair. If you want to wear a softer shade, look for a mixed pattern of bright purples and light lilac.
So what shouldn't you wear? Yellows, pastels, fleshy shades and very muted, toned-down shades. These colors will wash out your sunny coloring and vibrancy.
Every wardrobe needs neutrals, though, so opt for black, white and dark chocolate browns.