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How to Dress Like a Pisces

Andrea has a background in Myers-Briggs and Western astrology. She mostly writes about relationships.

Pisces wears flowy materials in beautiful sheer colors like seafoam green, mint, silver, gray, cream, and peony pink. When in doubt, ask yourself what a mermaid would wear if she tried to blend in with humans.

Pisces wears flowy materials in beautiful sheer colors like seafoam green, mint, silver, gray, cream, and peony pink. When in doubt, ask yourself what a mermaid would wear if she tried to blend in with humans.

Pisces Fashion Basics

No one has more complexity and sagacity than Pisces. The final sign of the zodiac has a mesmerizing look. They're from another planet or timeline, so their clothes look revolutionary. People of this type are often compared to mermaids, particularly the ones who somehow come up on land to mix and mingle with humans. Pisces is known for their lovely ways, and they are considered one of the kindest signs.

That said, Pisces can also be a rebellious soul who seeks to change the course of history. They're not always down with traditions and norms, and they're brave because they're ready to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. Pisces are martyrs, philosophers, angels, and sprites. They have beautiful hearts and visions, but they often guard the vulnerable parts of themselves because the world is cruel, cold, and callous.

So, how in the world do you dress like this amazing sign? Two key words: variety and grace. Pisces reveals their real self when they slip into something ethereal.

Silver, white, and pink can all make for a lovely color palette for Pisces. Clothes with room give the water sign comfort.

Silver, white, and pink can all make for a lovely color palette for Pisces. Clothes with room give the water sign comfort.

Colors

Pisces is a dreamy sign, so they should embrace dreamy colors. The power color for Pisces is aquamarine or sea-foam green. Light pink is another great choice for the friendly water sign. My suggestion: Opt for soft and gentle colors found at the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

The sign's symbol is the twin fish. A palette of colors based around the sea helps them to rejuvenate their energy, and minty fresh colors are the way of Pisces.

Colors that don't really work for this sign include: red, orange, gold, black, and brown. The sign doesn't do well with deep and heavy hues. The sign is light and airy, so they may borrow a little from air sign colors. They'll avoid hot and fierce colors associated with fire. Pisces is too utopian and futuristic for grounded colors associated with earth.

Imagine what colors and accessories a mermaid would wear. Strands of white pearls, aquamarine pendants, and seashell earrings would belong in her wardrobe. She is more likely to wear turquoise than brimstone.

Below I've listed how the elements generally gravitate toward colors:

  • Fire: red, orange, gold, white, pink
  • Earth: green, brown
  • Air: yellow, blue, green, purple, pink, white
  • Water: blue, black, gray
Circles, ovals, and dots are better patterns for Pisces than sharp shapes like triangles, squares, and diamonds. Loose clothing is better for this sign than a tight fit.

Circles, ovals, and dots are better patterns for Pisces than sharp shapes like triangles, squares, and diamonds. Loose clothing is better for this sign than a tight fit.

Patterns

Rounded shapes are the emblems of the Pisces soul. They like pearls, marbles, and spheres. When it comes to Pisces, think of items that are associated with yin, not yang. Yin is related to undersaturated colors, soft textures, reflective objects, cool temperatures, relaxing vibes, and gentle shapes. Pisces doesn't rock the boat with dramatic patterns or materials. They look soft and sweet, like a flower or cloud.

If you're looking for fun prints for t-shirts and dresses, fish and mermaids will always be associated with the 12th sign. I would also go for soft and sweet objects as patterns: ice cream cones, hairbows, snowmen, beach towels, and cute animals.

Pisces isn't trying to come across as threatening—they want to be seen as approachable and caring. If they're trying really hard to abandon their sweet ways and to protect their inner self, they'll drift more toward heavy metal aesthetics (e.g., skulls, bones, devils, raging fires, levitating guitars, and explosions).

Pisces will temporarily act like a Scorpio as a cover. Pisces actually has the ability to mimic any sign they choose. They're also fascinated by the idea of duplication; chandeliers with multiple lights remind me of this sign. Duplicating a pattern over and over is a very Pisces thing to do.

Look for tops that are flowy. Lace is an excellent material for Pisces. Beads and sequins are nice finishing touches.

Look for tops that are flowy. Lace is an excellent material for Pisces. Beads and sequins are nice finishing touches.

What to Wear

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Colors

Sea green, aquamarine, pastel pink, turquoise, pearl white, and mint.

Black, red, brown, and orange. These colors give off a negative vibe.

Jewelry

Aquamarines, pearls, amethyst, sapphires, diamonds. Go for delicate and elegant.

Brimstone, yellow gold, rubies, emeralds. Nothing that looks over-saturated and fierce.

Hair

Beautiful, luxurious locks like a mermaid. Your hair has volume, beauty, and grace. Pastel colors, braids, and hair accessories are befitting.

Anything threatening: asymmetry, mohawks, shaved heads, etc. Avoid red unless it is your natural hair color.

Makeup

You want to look like you've been kissed by a fairy. Apply to your face: pastel colors, lots of light grays and white powders, and pink lipstick.

Dark reds, browns, and purples. You want to look celestial and pretty, not vampiric. Leave the vampires to Aries and Scorpio.

Tops/Shirts

Elegant with ruffles. You want pretty sleeves, soft materials, breathable fabric, interesting designs, and easy to navigate straps.

Overly complicated shirts that are scandalous. Avoid black. Avoid anything that's edgy. Pisces is friendly and dreamy, not antagonistic.

Pants/Bottoms

Pisces rules the feet, so leave room to show off your feet and ankles. Flowy pants are better than ones that are too tight or constricting.

Pants with lots of holes and strange features. Pants that are too tight. Dreary colors.

Dresses/Skirts

Your dresses should look beautiful, like impressionist paintings. Leave room to show off your feet and ankles. Ruffles are extraordinary, as well as ribbons. Your dresses should be roomy. Look for soft and elegant materials.

Dresses that try too hard. You don't want people checking out your neckline for cleavage. Pencil skirts aren't your thing. Avoid mini skirts at all costs.

Accessories

Silver bracelets and rings, pearl strands, anklets, floral scarves, hair bows, tiaras, cufflinks, elegant gloves.

Shocking items like skulls, intense facial piercings, anything clunky.

Shoes

Elegant shoes for fantasy creatures. Your sneakers should be a work of art.

Anything clunky and black. Avoid shoes that are too square or triangular.

Silver jewelry with little jewels in pretty colors is ideal for Pisces. Dangly earrings like in this picture do give off the water sign's vibe.

Silver jewelry with little jewels in pretty colors is ideal for Pisces. Dangly earrings like in this picture do give off the water sign's vibe.

Jewelry

Pisces' choice of metal is silver. I would argue white gold or a more gentle gold color than yellow is also appropriate. You want a metal color that's gray or white—not something brassy or bold.

Someone who is trying to project a Pisces vibe could simply wear silver jewelry with no gems. There are a couple of other signs in the zodiac who also rely heavily on silver jewelry. For example, it would be easy to mistake Pisces' and Cancer's jewelry.

Pisces and the other water signs have similar tastes, although Scorpio isn't looking for delicacy. Scorpio wants to convey mystery, and a touch of fear. Pisces wants to communicate fantasy and the idea that there are realms beyond our knowledge. Pisces likes pearls, aquamarines, turquoise gems, rose quartz, amethysts, and opals.

My wedding earrings looked very Pisces-like: they were silver dangling earrings with aquamarine jewels. It was pretty, and fit the "blue" portion of the traditional bride items to wear—something new, something old, something borrowed, and something blue.

Long flowing locks are synonymous with Pisces, the sign that tries to look like a mermaid. Everything about this outfit is Pisces-like: the bluish-green and flowy outfit, the silver bracelets, and the elegant makeup.

Long flowing locks are synonymous with Pisces, the sign that tries to look like a mermaid. Everything about this outfit is Pisces-like: the bluish-green and flowy outfit, the silver bracelets, and the elegant makeup.

Hair

Pisces have fun with their hair. This is the sign that's going to get lost while putting their hair together because they start daydreaming. Fish braids are an obvious way to signal that you're a Pisces. Putting gems and other shiny accessories in your hair is another way to make your sign known.

Waves and curls give a seaside edge to your hair. Embrace the natural shape of your hair. Wash your hair with ocean-scented shampoo and conditioner. Red is a color I would avoid unless it is your natural hair color, or you have Ariel-level volume to your hair. Colors for Pisces hairstyles include silver, light pink, light purple, teal, platinum blonde, and white.

For men, designing your hair and stacking it with gel is a very water sign thing to do. A Pisces man should definitely put effort into their hair.

Wear makeup that looks appropriate for mermaids: shimmering eyeshadow, a hint of glitter in your blush, and faded pinks.

Wear makeup that looks appropriate for mermaids: shimmering eyeshadow, a hint of glitter in your blush, and faded pinks.

Makeup

When it comes to makeup, you want to look like an impressionist painting. Apply pastel and ethereal shades: silver, white, light baby blue, mint, peony pink, and misty gray. Pisces stays away from colors like red, black, and brown. You're supposed to look like a sprite from another planet, not someone who is trying to rule the Underworld.

Apply white eyeshadow all around your eyelids. Brush your eyebrows and keep them in a natural shape. Don't over-pluck your eyebrows, but also don't let them turn into hairy beasts. Pink or another light shade works for lipstick. Pick gray or silver for eyeliner and mascara.

Select a light pink for blush. Your cheeks should look slightly pink, not ostentatiously red. A hint of glitter will give you a glow. It's okay to rock a natural look or to do minimalist makeup like only wearing eyeshadow or just lipstick.

There is a certain innocence and grace to Pisces' makeup. They look angelic and mystical. Pisces reminds me of the Childlike Empress from The NeverEnding Story and Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings.

For men, when it comes to a Pisces look, try to wear subdued colors. Lean toward gray, light blue, light pink, and white. Clothes that are a little loose are better than something tight.

For men, when it comes to a Pisces look, try to wear subdued colors. Lean toward gray, light blue, light pink, and white. Clothes that are a little loose are better than something tight.

Clothes

Pisces clothing should look shimmery, flowy, elegant, graceful, and fantastical. This sign can get inspiration from a number of mythological creatures, including sprites, unicorns, mermaids, sirens, fairies, angels, and selkies.

There is something compelling about the way Pisces dresses. It is alluring and affable. You want clothes that are roomy and allow for changing temperatures throughout the day.

Shirts/Tops

Search for shirts that are elegant and made of silk, chiffon, and cotton. Blouses, button-up tops, and ponchos will give you the room you desire. Avoid clothing that is scratchy, has annoying labels, or is stuffy. You don't want to get trapped in a turtleneck or stuck in leather.

Wear beautiful pieces that indicate you are friendly and kind. Flowy clothes are appropriate for water signs. Wear scarves and long elegant pieces to help bring outfits together. Ribbons belong in your hair and on your shirts.

Pants/Bottoms

Look for pants that are roomy and stretchy. You don't want to get stuck in something that's constrictive. Leather and jeggings sound like a total nightmare for Pisces and definitely don't convey a Pisces look.

Bellbottoms and bootcut jeans are your styles. Flares and the jeans that were popular in the early 2000s make sense for you. Just don't get into the jeans that are bedazzled and have odd patterns as these come off too juvenile and busy for you.

Dresses/Skirts

An array of dresses in different flowy styles is perfect for Pisces. You want length, dimension, ruffles, and room to move. Your clothes should look sleek and chic, and your dresses should be romantic, dreamy, and gorgeous.

Skirts should also be flowy and long. There isn't any particular focus or frame for your clothes as you're not trying to accentuate any particular curves or bumps. The focus is on the pretty shapes and colors of your outfits.

Shoes studded with jewels look perfect for the Pisces vibe.

Shoes studded with jewels look perfect for the Pisces vibe.

Shoes

Pisces rules the feet, so you want to make your feet look extra special. Get pedicures on a regular basis, and/or wear open-toed shoes that bring attention to your toes and ankles. I could see an entire section in your closet dedicated to sandals.

Wear shoes that are pretty. They should have interesting features like clasps and bows. Your shoes should have an elegance to them and not look ridiculous, so refrain from crocs or high platform shoes that are clunky. Pisces doesn't do ridiculous or clunky—they want to look beautiful and inspiring. Stay away from oversaturated colors and busy patterns for your shoes.

Your shoes are fit for a princess or prince. People will marvel at your shoes and ask you where you found them.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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