Fool-proof sign your outfit does not work:
On first sight, your courteous family member, friend, or acquaintance cannot keep their eyes from straying to an area other than your face. Then they don’t say anything. I generally discover the draw to be a point of greater contrast than that present in my natural coloring.
Never rely on compliments to establish whether a piece or an ensemble is flattering. The reason? For some odd reason, when people notice something that really grabs their attention way they tend to pop off with a compliment, whether they really like it or not. In other words, kind words about your appearance could mean anything from, “I wish I looked that great!” to “What was she thinking?!?”
lol. Merry Christmas!