Thursday, July 3, 2008

Runway To Retail: Trend Yellow

Nicole Miller, $465 at

Once thought to be too gaudy, yellow has become the color of the season. This summer, all shades from lemon to marigold envelope fashion designs. Clothing, shoes, and accessories are all being made to follow this hot trend.

Yellow is a great color for cheerful summer frocks. Bright shades can express fun and excitement; whereas deeper marigolds can add a little sophistication. However, one’s personal skin tone should be considered first in choosing the right shade of yellow. Pale yellow shades often wash out pale skin. Luckily, yellow is such a prominent trend that finding your right dress and shade can be fairly simple. Nicole Miller has gone yellow with a fabulous strapless, metallic-print silk gown that can be found on Diane Von Furstenberg’s Pauline maxi dress is lovely for summer and can be found on sale at NET-A-PORTER.COM

If completely yellow ensembles do not seem to be working for you, try using an accent like the Plaid Double Layer Kim Dress by Corey Lynn Calter, $159, in navy and natural that comes with a bright yellow belt at Spice up your look by adding a yellow bag, tote, or clutch. Another option is to accessorize with shoes or sunglasses. Check out ballerina flats by Giuseppe Zanotti at NET-A-PORTER.COM and dijon/smoked gradient sunglasses from

Stay sunny and cheerful, however way you choose to sport yellow this season.
-Jackie Medler

Giuseppe Zanotti, $296 at NET-A-PORTER.COM

Diane Von Furstenberg’s Pauline maxi dress, $318.75 at NET-A-PORTER.COM

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