It may be only July, but in the fast-paced fashion world, all eyes are on whats hot for fall 2011. And if you thought that the shorter days of Autumn would result in richer, warmer tones as a new celeb trend you’d be wrong…Designers and celebrities alike can’t get enough of the pastel, soft pale blue tones this forthcoming season. First paraded down the Pre-Fall 2011 runways by Ellie Saab, Nina Ricci and Alberta Ferretti, whoever knew baby blue could be so beautiful?
The A-list was soon to follow the passion for pastel and showcased their looks at the BAFTA Brits to watch gala. Here’s the round-up of the best dressed in blue.
Cat Deeley was the belle of the ball in blue in this Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2011 collection drop waist dress. She accessorised the look with a simple bangle and loose waves,letting the dress do the talking.
Nicole Kidman brought a touch of timeless beauty to the red carpet in this Ellie Saab Couture gown. The pale blue beaded column dress looked great against her pale skintone and the deep cowl neck back added an intriguing twist to the dress.
Never one to step a foot wrong in the fashion stakes, Blake Lively looks fabulous in this Marchesa dress. The one-shouldered sheer grey-blue frock featured intricate embroidery adding to the soft romantic look.
Fancy a bit of your own something blue? Then head over to Tellusfashion. This Zeria blue and lilac dip- dye dress is fantastic for laid back, sophisticated style. This cute tea dress will see you through the rest of the Summer and well into Autumn, the luxurious silk material adding a touch of luxury to-day time dressing. Or if you’re looking for something more suited to evening style, this Crystal Alice emerald blue and cream party dress would be a great choice with its intricate embroidery and beading. Both dresses feature in collections by TheRemedi.co.uk, chief designer Diana Irani Gressier aims for her luxurious day to evening clothes to create that feeling of “discovering a little boutique off the main street”. All products are intricately handcrafted and stocked in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Urban Outfitters to name just a few.
This season much has been made of neon brights, but if these punchy colours aren’t for you then fear not, because pastels are still big news for SS11.
Get your designer fix from Hussein Chalayan, who has consistently showed pastels for the last decade, or even Chanel with their stunning range of classic two pieces, revamped in pastel tones.
This summer wear your jeans in shades of sorbet, from lemon to raspberry, and anything in between – as long as it’s not blue. I love the Current/Elliot range which are also a flattering mid calf length. Even a muted grey is part of this light tone palette, or to ease the transition into these summer colours, start simple with MACs SS11 collection.
Create the look with Whistles and their shades of pastel pink – we particularly like their dusky pink and silver slouchy jumper. Mix with white and grey tones and gold jewellery for easy chic, or try with those brights if you’re feeling daring. These great shades can be dressed up or down – just make sure to wear them now to bring a bit of sunshine to your wardrobe.