From the palest oyster blush to darkest dusty hues, pink has definitely had a makeover. Those who fear pink is too girlie and only works on Barbie – now have a wealth of options that can work for them. Pink is a colour that you typically only see the "Girliest" of Girls wearing. It’s Barbies colour, and most have only ever experimented with, in very small quantities. since our tenth birthday. Consider your outfit for the races or friends weddings well though, and pink isn't so difficult to work with after all. There is a shade of pink for everyone and can be used to express so many styles, and attitudes. Oyster Pink, Blush Pink, Baby pink, Powder Pink, Ballet Slipper Pink, Barbie pink, Bordello pink, Rose Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Candy Pink, Fuchsia Pink, Hot Pink, Champagne Pink, Tranquil Pink, Ultra pink, watermelon pink...... and who can forget Rose Quartz. Pink can be the most girlie of colours for sure, but don't forget it's a colour Punks adopted to. It can signify very different styles of femininity – from sweet and innocent to sexy, edgy and even rebellious.
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To avoid looking baby doll, keep it fuss-free. Stay away from excessive bows, sequins and heavy appliqué. Stick to streamlined, silhouette-enhancing dresses, with slick tailoring and fitted waists. Avoid anything unstructured or you’ll be in blancmange territory.
Pair with other colours as head to toe pink still pushes the bondaries. Navy, Burgundy, Plum, and Greys are ideal companions.
One of the best grown up combos for Pink, is Navy. Whether your style is fashion-forward or classic, you can't go wrong with this colour combo. Super pretty outfit for either a day at the races, or a Mother of the Bride.
The Navy Smartie Headpiece illustrated with this outfit is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire for £35.00. Click Here. The dress: Giles by Giles Deacon, Booties: Ralph and Russo, Jacket: Herve Leger, Clutch: Etsy.
Think pink is only for Summer? Can't bear to wait 6 months before wearing your favourite colour again? There are pinks that are just as suitable for Winter Weddings too.
Soft Pinks, Dusty Pink and Blush Pink. The nude pinks pair fabulous with popular winter hues like Deep Grey, Navy, or Burgundy.
Velvet headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com hire range. Click Here.
Dress: Phase Eight. Click for Dress.
Velvet Boots: Dune. Click for Boots.
Faux Fur Jacket: Amazon. Click for Jacket(USA). Click for Jacket(UK).
Navy Eyeshadow: Mii. Click for Eyeshadow.
Pink Eyeshadow: Revlon. Click for Eyeshadow.
Velvet Bag: Etsy. Click for Bag.
Nail Varnish: Revlon. Click for Nail Polish.
Hear the suggestion of Green and Pink and your first instinct might be - “Really?”. But yes, this combination happens all the time in nature. Nature never gets its colours wrong. Of all the colour pairings for Green, this Pink is the freshest and most joyous.
Colours are often responsible for the way we feel. Choose this combination for your friends wedding, or day at the races, and you’re guaranteed a playful day.
The Headpiece is: Dress-2-Impress. Click to see Headpiece.
The Dress is: Tadashi Shoji. Click for Dress.
Earrings: Tous. Click for Earrings.
Eyeshadow Duo: Clinique. Click for Eyeshadow.
Lippy: Marc Jacobs. Click for Lippy.
Bag: E-Fly. Click for Bag.
Shoes: Charles David. Click for Shoes.
The Nail Polish: Smith & Cult. Click for Nail Polish.
Work with all the boldest florals prints that are also on Trend right now.
The Fitted Floral Sachi & Babi Noir Dress below with beautiful wavy panelled mid section, has a very grown up shape. For my customer that had this dress for Royal Ascot, I arranged the White Wavy Slice to mirror the waist line. We then picked out other fun playful shades for the bag and shoes, giving the outfit depth and playfulness rather than “Sweet Baby Girl.” This outfit demonstrates you can do grown up pink, with playful flair.
I adore the below outfits for a day at the races. A dress or skirt in a Bold Floral print is perfect for a day at the races, and in a print that also features dark Navy and Royal, you can bring those colours in to darken the outfit in other pieces too, like the bag or jacket.
The headpiece and shoes staying in the pastel and candy pink tones.
The headpiece is from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop.Click for Headpiece.
Dress: Coast. Click for Dress.
Shoes: Liudmila. Click for Shoes.
Bag: Amazon. Click for Bag.
Nail Varnish: Essie. Click for Nail Polish.
Eyeshadow: Max Factor. Click for Eyeshadow.
Perfume: Hugo Boss. Click for Perfume.
The Headpiece is: Dress-2-Impress. Click for Headpiece.
Dress: Ted Baker. Click for Dress.
The Eyeshadow: Clinique. Click for Eyeshadow.
The Lipstick: Bourjois. Click for Lipstick.
The Bag: Uz Fashion. Click for Bag.
Shoes: Dune. Click for Shoes.
Vail Varnish: Nails Inc. Click for Nail Polish.
If you want advice on what colours compliment each other best, then the best person to ask is Mother Nature. She always gives an honest answer and never get's in wrong.
Fuchsia's of the most common varieties (Tom Thumb etc) are exactly this colour combo of Fuchsia and Ultra Violet Purple, and no one can argue they are not perfect for each other.
The Headpiece / Hat illustrated with this outfit above is: Etsy. Click Here for Headpiece.
The Dress is: Badgley Mischka. Click to see Dress.
Eyeshadow Duo: Stila. Click for Eyeshadow.
Lipstick: Lancome. Click for Lippy.
Shoes: Antonio Melani. Click for Shoes.
Bag: Diana Ulanova. Click for Bag.
Nail Varnish: ILNP. Click for Nail Varnish.
I love the fashion-forward combination of a futuristic metallic with candy pink, for friends and family attending weddings.
The metallic trend is going nowhere fast, but no one wants to go over board with their metallics anymore than they do their pinks (unless you're the bridesmaids under strict instruction to do so!). With both Pinks and metallics being so on trend currently, and with neither being something you want to wear head-to-toe, worn half and half is a marriage made in heaven.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com online hire.Click Here.
Dress: Roland Mouret. Click for Dress.
Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Click for Shoes.
The Bag: Sophia Webster. Click for Bag.
Pink Eyeshadow: Revlon. Click for Eyeshadow.
Silver Eyeshadow: Mac. Click for Eyeshadow.
Lipstick: Rodial. Click for Lipstick.
Below is a Gallery of other Internet Finds for adding this Pretty Hue to your wardrobe in all seasons.