Trend watch: the future really is orange POSTED BY LTS Elizabeth 07.05.12
Zesty citrus shades are having quite a fashion moment this season: from vivid tangerine and ginger to soft amber and apricot; dazzling orange is all the rage. Of course, there’s a fine line between looking fashion-forward and looking like you’ve been tangoed, so how can you achieve that delicate balance? Read on to find out…
When wearing orange, it’s important to remember that some shades are trickier to pull off than others. If you’re fair-skinned, then peach or salmon hues can be quite draining and run the risk of washing you out, so it’s a better idea to opt for strong, saturated shades. However, if you have a darker complexion, then you can keep salmon and peach on the menu – they won’t wash you out.
One of our favourite celeb tall women, model Jessica Michibata, gave a masterclass in how to do ultra-bright and understated last week at Ascot. Her vibrant orange dress was simple and streamlined: two key elements to consider when sporting this adventurous shade. You want clean lines and an unfussy feel – so choose a classic shape and let the colour do the talking.
Our bright orange Zip Back Shift Dress will take you from the office to the bar – it’s a demure midi-length and has a classic, simple cut. Team it with a thin belt in a clashing colour to cinch you in at the waist and give you an on-trend 1950s silhouette – this fab Patent Slim Belt in cobalt blue would be a great choice.
Keep the rest of the look as low-key and basic as possible, so that your dress makes the statement. Accessories should complement the bold, block colour rather than distracting, so try these patent peep-toe Nude Sling-backs – they’ll accentuate your long legs and round off the ensemble nicely.
With all this gloomy weather, a burst of orange in your wardrobe is just the thing to put you in a better mood – what more excuse do you need to try out this trend? For more fashion inspiration and must-have pieces, take a look at our full collection of clothing for tall women.