Pretty in (hot! hot! hot!) pink
So goes the latest fashion buzz: Bright pink is the "it" color of the moment. Think happy. Think recession beater.
We're not talking blushing, demure pink. Neon and berry shades burst onto the runways for fall and are on the backs of trend-setters like Michelle Obama.
The good news: You don't need to be able to afford Michael Kors, right, to try this look.
The better news: Unlike, say skinny jeans, women of all shapes can work it.
The catch: Like yellow, this trend is not for the faint of heart. I hopped on the bandwagon early, by accident. Last winter, I was bored and internet shopping (just as dangerous as drunk dialing, let me tell you) and bought a pink Ann Taylor top because it was dirt cheap.
When it arrived, I swear it was like kryptonite in my closet. It was that bright.
Now I'm not a girl who's afraid of color, but it took me a couple of months to work up the courage to wear it out. I got lots of compliments when I did. Bright pink is a flattering color on lots of skin tones.
How to wear it: Pink pairs with lots of colors -- black, gray, brown, navy and even dark green, if you want to be a little edgier. Or make a big statement in a neon pink dress.
If you go all-body pink, don't even think about something that isn't a fitted and flattering silhouette. What's the point of wearing hot, hot, hot pink if not to draw attention to your best attributes?
~ Deal Diva Letitia
(Pictures, Neiman Marcus, right, and Ann Taylor, left.)