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    The gray one washes me out?

    What does it mean to say that an item of clothing washes somebody out? Thank you very much!

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    Re: The gray one washes me out?

    Makes someone look awful or doesn't go well with some other item of clothing?

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    Re: The gray one washes me out?

    A person's natural coloring (skin tone, hair, eyes, etc.) are complemented by some colors, while other colors have the opposite effect, making you look less attractive. If a color "washes you out" it makes you look pale and does not enhance your natural coloring.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The gray one washes me out?

    I see. Thank you both very much!

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