Purple, from the runway to your closet


Purple dresses


Whether it’s found in colorblocking or in the use of solid hues, purple is dominating fashion runways this season. Even Kim Kardashian has caught onto this purple craze, sporting a purple outfit with contrasting shades of orange from the Gucci Spring/Summer 2011 collection for the launch of her new perfume.

What makes purple dresses unique are that purple a color rarely seen in nature. Except the rare eggplant or aubergine or even some violet flowers! This is the reason that anyone wearing it attracts more attention to the eye. The color has traditionally represented royalty, sophistication, class and luxury.

Purple is a color with femininity and a romantic appeal. Designers Alberta Ferretti and Roberto Cavalli have incorporated this color the most in their collection. Apart from them, the ready-to-wear lines by Fendi, Isabel Marant and Issa, Fendi have launched collections in different shades of purple.

However, you really don’t have to stick to expensive designer clothing is to try out this lovely color. There are many affordable ways to pick this shade and flaunt it in style. Here are a few tips that can help you paint your wardrobe purple-purple dresses

  • Get a purple maxi dress in uniform purple hue. The deep color works well for both evening and daytime wear.
  • If you don’t want something completely purple, go for colorblocking or even prints. Short tunic dresses with colorful prints are all the rage this summer.
  • Pick out accessories like scarves, shoes or even bags in rich, glossy purple. They are an ideal feminine style statement when paired with whites or even lavender hues.

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