Give Pink A Chance

Many of us abandoned the all-pink look as we grew up. Pink is the colour of youthful exuberance, not of strong and responsible women. But what if that stigma has changed?

On the Spring/Summer 2017 catwalks, pink was shown over and over, suggesting that perhaps pink is now a mature colour for femininity, that now women can wear pink and still be powerful.

In his collection for Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia utilised an array of bold hues and pink was not forgotten. He showed a black jacket and shirt outfit that was brought to life by a bright pink shirt. Long trousers that rolled into boots were coloured vividly pink, making a statement of confidence that would ensure the wearer’s presence is known. And a dominantly pink look was shown at the end, a flowing mid-length dress rendered in a hot pink tone, being playful yet strong.

In Celine’s collection, there was one pink look shown just before the end—a soft pink formalwear dress with a draping skirt, high neck, and over-the-shoulder cape. The piece exudes elegance and a strong sense of femininity without seeming weak or childish.

Not ready for a bold pink look? You can add a subtle hint of pink into your ensemble. Cynthia Rowley offered looks that included pink, such as a ruffled baby pink skirt that ended just at the knees. Easy to pair with many types of tops, this skirt would be an ideal transition into the pink trend. Another restrained pink look she showed was a long-sleeved hot pink shirt, worn under a more neutrally-toned dress.

Pink has progressed from a girlish colour into the realm of sophisticated womenswear. If you’re ready to give it a try, Oprent has a strong selection to pick from.

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