Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Yellow Dress Trend

Trend of the Week
Yellow Dresses

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.


Are you For or Against the yellow dress trend?

60 comments:

Giulia said...

I like these yellow dresses but I don't own any clothes in this color

Oh to Be a Muse said...

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love these yellow dresses by the way!

The Sunshine District said...

I love the yellow trend! Just needs to be the right shade
xo Jac

babylovesfashion said...

I dont think Ill ever weare it but love the ones that are not very bright!


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Charlotte's House said...

I love the yellow trend, this colour is perfect for summer.
I will definitely hop on board the yellow submarine :-)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love that Rodarte piece and Charlize Theron's Stella ensemble - what a great pop of color!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Yuka said...

so gorgeous! loving brights right now.

Marie Martell said...

For! Just bought a yellow dress yesterday!! Will post this weekend.

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Anita Anota said...

definitely yellow is not a color for me. But I love all those dresses, is a shocking color! kisses http://trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com

Kassi said...

I love bright yellow and it makes me so happy that it's popular because I bought a great little yellow dress for $11 on the clearance rack after summer :)

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Kavery said...

Reminds me I don't have any yellow in my closet. Must get some soon

Anita said...

Lovely blog.
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Leslie Quiros said...

just got myself a yellow full pleated midi skirt and I am feeling inspired after seeing this. Loving all of these especially Camilla Belle dress

Fashion Pad said...

Lovely dress selections!!! It's about time the color yellow gets its time to shine!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Beautiful shades of yellow! Reminds of the sunflowers:)

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I have a hard time finding the right shade of yellow for my skin tone,
usually it has to be very light. The Carolina Herrera strapless gown is the perfect color!
BerryHaute

Purvi said...

I love yellow and I liked the Dorothy perkiness dress a lot, thinking of acquiring it :) :) or may be I will get a yellow dress made for myself when I go back to India this year :) :)

Sharon said...

Love e yellow dresses! Great post

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Sm!Le said...

I love yellow. All the dresses are amazing! I wouldn't mind to wear some of them

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Nicole said...

I'm wearing a lot of yellow at the moment. It's a colour that suits blondes and brunettes really well :)
Liz Olsen/Charlize look amazing.

Ember Drake said...

Definitely 'for' yellow!!

The Oscar de la Renta dress is gorgeous and Charlize Theron in particular looks stunning!

Em :-)
x

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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

I don't particurarly like yellow, but some of these dresses you showed us are stunning! It is a pitty that I don't have a chance to wear dresses like that often! :)

Vicky said...

The color is great, but I can'T wear it!


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Daniella said...

So many beautiful dresses!! Your posts are always so gorgeous. I am loving this colour trend and especially for spring/summer,personally i prefer the more vibrant/neon yellows compared to the lemon pallet . I love the dresses you have picked here Sam :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Zoe said...

I'm completely in love with this trend! Love this color, I'll use a lot this spring! Love the Nastygal dress!!!!
Great post, as always!:):)
xo xo

Style Servings said...

Love this trend, am on the lookout for the perfect yellow dress!

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Elin Kling said...

Absolutely LOVE this color!

Denise said...

I didn't like yellow for me in the past, but since 2010 I started to like it so much, that I even bought a mustard jacket (well, it was bright yellow, not the light shade). And people started saying "mustard/yellow" is your color - surprise surprise, I still don't think it is, but I liked it on me!
Now these dresses are really adorable, and I am in love with the Asos one!!! For sure I'll buy something yellow soon! (28 days to fly... :)

Lien Fashion said...

Thnx for your sweet comment !!

xoxoxo

Vicky Fernández said...

I love yellow!!! My aunt is going to make me a yellow sweater! i'll show it to you!!!

Vicky
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Bailey Schneider said...

I. LOVE. YELLOW!! It just reminds me of sunshine :-)
Thanks for the kind comment today - really put a smile on my face
x
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Under the Fluorescents said...

i admire yellow but couldn't pull it off myself

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Fictitious Fashion said...

Oh lovely.. I own just one lemon yellow in my closet n dats a tube top.. I'll buy one dress too :D

Daria said...

I'm happy now, cause I really love yellow!
But in a way it's also bad - cause now everyone will wear it and I'll get mad. Uh. Hhahah

xxx
Daria-the-Fashionsurfer

Punctuation Mark said...

i love yellow dresses... they make you look much younger!

Zoe said...

Sam!! I encourage you to answer some questions of my blog! Only if you want!!!
xoxo

Judith said...

Love the 6e! Great colour :)

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I've really fallen in love with yellow over the past month. You picked some great looks to showcase the color.

Sandra Leiva said...

Amazing dresses!
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S said...

A yellow dress scream "summer" (and i definitely need to tan my skin before wear that color!)!
Beautiful dresses!
xxx

S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

Victoria West said...

Yellow is indeed a very strong fashion statement, you won't go unnoticed in a yellow outfit. :)

Xoxo, Victoria.

ftashion said...

I'm definitely going to add some yellow in my wardrobe this Spring!

Fang Ting
ftashion

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I love yellow. It makes me SMILE!!! I will be adding it to my collection. The designs that you featured are gorgeous. :)
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Alina said...

I love yellow!Gorgeous dresses!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I LOVE yellow, but it isn't a color I can really wear. Pale skin + yellow = sickly and washed out :) At least I can stick to yellow accessories!

Jessi said...

Such a gorgeous color for dresses! I love the ASOS one at the end which they paired with a turquoise belt, so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Angela Ricardo said...

Blog hopped from Style Diaries <3 Great site you have here. I'm not good with bright colors but I am planning to try them for a change. :)

Care to visit mine back?
xox, Angel

Annie L said...

I'm seriously in love with the dress Elizabeth Olsen is wearing. Wow.
xo Annie
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VintageDanielle said...

Oh I can't wait now for spring so I buy and wear yellow dresses. I love wearing yellow because I can't help but feel happy, optimistic, and goes well with my skin tone. Wonderful pictures!

Sam said...

Thanks Anita

Sam said...

Thank You Daniella

Zizi said...

Wow, the yellow are beautiful!

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Courtney B said...

love love LOVE the yellow. I could wear the color everyday!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Oh beautiful, sunny, happy yellow colour! I so jealous people whom it catually suits:)
Charlize Theron looks stunning, fantastic, fabulous, I can go on & on...in this McCartney's dress!

Xx

Alexandra

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Cortnie Elizabeth said...

I definitely need to add one to my wardrobe for spring. Nice post!

xo,Cortnie
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FATZ said...

Need the Asos link Sam :)

Skinny Moonstick said...

I adore yellow color, it just looks so happy and sunny! I am very glad it is coming back for spring! :)
Good luck!

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Rakhshan said...

it's a bit dificult to pull off for everybody yet it is a gorgeous color! i loved emily blunt in yellow on the golden globes this year! :) x

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Gayatri said...

Love yellow but don't own much of it. That's going to change this spring. Maria Menounos looks stunning.