Bright yellow dresses are an emerging trend that have been spreading sunshine all over the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. From New York to Milan Fashion Week, varying shades of yellow have been a favourite with designers.
Yellow is no longer just a daytime-summer-sundress type of colour. It has streamed over into formal wear, with elegant floor-length gowns in silky, flowing fabrics and sparkly embellishments. Yellow is a colour that suits most skin tones and hair colours, the trick is to find the right shade for you. Brighter yellows looked striking against darker skin tones and on brunettes. Soft, buttery shades flatter paler skins and blondes. If you're not keen on a fluorescent tint, try out a subtle lemonade shade.
Celebrities that Started the Yellow Trend
Yellow made a vibrant splash on the red carpet this past week. It's rare that we get to see starlets wear yellow evening gowns, but this year, it seems to be the Awards Season colour. You may recall seeing some of these looks.
Julia Kurbatova in a lemon one shouldered gown with hip flounce at the Golden Globes.
Charlize Theron looked graceful in a floral embroidered Stella McCartney ensemble.
Maria Menounos shimmers in a mustard yellow sequined Blumarine column gown.
Elizabeth Olsen wore an intricately beaded Emilio Pucci mini at the People's Choice Awards.
Mireille Enos in a vivid yellow beaded gown by Naeem Khan at the Golden Globe Awards.
Minka Kelly looked beautiful in a neon yellow Oscar de la Renta dress.
Yvonne Strahovski chose a simple silk chiffon daffodil gown by Jenni Kayne.
Camilla Belle stunned in a layered silk organza primrose yellow gown by Carolina Herrera.
Paula Patton at the Golden Globes in a sunflower strapless Monique Lhuillier gown.
Get With The Trend
Hop on board the yellow submarine, with these affordable and adorable dresses.