Is Pink Just for Girls and Barbie Dolls?

The Hatista 29/04/16 at 05:29 PM Colour Tips
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The answer is... absolutely not! 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 well though, and pink isn't so difficult to work with after all.

Here are my style tips on how to filter pink into your outfits:

Sleek Lines - No Bows, Sequins or Appliqué Please

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.

The Giles Pink Doppio dress in our examples below is one of my favourites for both it's shape and colour.

Pair with other colours as head to toe pink still pushes the bondaries. Navy, Burgundy, Plum, and Greys are ideal companions.

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One of the most poplular combos for Pink is Navy. Whether your style is fashion-forward or classic, you can't go wrong with this color combo.

The Navy Smartie Headpiece illustrated with the outfit above 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.

Bold Florals on White

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.

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The white headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire. Click Here. The dress: Sachi & Babi Noir.

Worn with Darker Bold Graphic Prints

I adore the below outfit for a day at the races. A long A Line skirt in a Bold Floral print is the perfect skirt 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 shoes or jacket.

The headpiece and bag staying in the pastel and candy pink tones.

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The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop for £150.00.Click Here. The Skirt is: Coast Spring Summer 2017 "Brazil" Print Skirt. Shoes: Ellie Saab, Handbag: Jimmy Choo

Two Trends, One Outfit

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.

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The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop for £140.00.Click Here. The dress is: Giles by Giles Deacon, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Handbag: YSL

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