If you're a fan of diva-fierce, you know I've never made any secret of my love of yellow :). And ever since Taylor Swift appeared in the glorious mustard yellow gown in the Wildest Dreams video, my chief style ambition has been to acquire something similar. Kate Hudson's yellow dress in How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days put me into a similar frenzy lol. While I would (and do!) wear yellow any ol' time I get the chance, it seems to me that spring and summer are the most perfect times to try out this vibrant, glowing color. The Divas and Knockouts have given it a go on numerous occasions, with great success. Yellow carries a similar intensity to bright red, so it comes with similar tips and caveats: keep the accessories a bit minimal (one statement necklace, as opposed to a sea of crystal), neutrals or a single contrast color for pairings. A number of stores seem to carry yellow items in drab brown-tinged and greenish-leaning shades (looking at you, Free People), but I think those tones are difficult to wear. The cleaner, less dusty shades lend themselves to easier pairings.
When should you think about yellow? I've had friends tell me they can only wear it if they're tan, but I think it warms paler skin quite nicely; it's all about getting the right shade for you. It looks stunning on brunettes (evidence above), but Elizabeth Banks has rocked yellow as a blonde, both on the red carpet and off. As for occasions, it would make a gorgeous, unexpected color for a prom dress (note that both Eve and Rosa have worn it for special events). There are a number of lace options available right now that would be perfect for date night or a spring/summer wedding. A simple sheath would be a bright choice for the office or a school event, such as a graduation or awards ceremony. All of the dresses above are from Nordstrom, incidentally. SO, head over there in you're in love with any of them. Personally, there's this de la Renta sheath there I think I may just have to save up for ;) Give yellow a try some time...I'll be rooting for you! XOs -Brie
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