How to Wear: Bold Colours
One of the very first things we learn as children is how different colours reflect different moods. This is as true in fashion as it is in other walks of life. So it’s only natural that when the sun is shining we’re attracted to brighter, more striking shades. Bold colours are a huge emerging trend for spring-summer 2012, with designers and high street retailers alike celebrating the arrival of spring with day dresses and women’s tops in gorgeously feel-good tones.
As far as we’re concerned, few colours reflect a carefree, vivacious attitude quite like yellow. It’s not the easiest colour to get right, but when it works it really works. The trick is not to overdo it. Too much, and you’ll end up looking like a canary. This stunning Embellished Strappy Dress from our Spring 2012 collection is a great example of how to make it work; it’s flattering, retro and totally feel-good. A day dress like this doesn’t need much accessorising as the charm is in the simplicity, but some subtle jewellery and nice heels can transform it into a nice occasion piece.
Here at Freemans there’s nothing we find more satisfying than successfully combining our trends. With bold colours and dramatic print being two of the key styles for this season, what could be better than a day dress that allows you to rock both? This Lipsy Tropical Print Panel Dress features amazing floral patterns that will really turn heads. Splashes of red and purple add a vibrant tropical edge to the classic little black dress design. It’s daring, but we love it!
Another style that really works with bold shades is colour blocking. The more striking the tone, the easier it is to create a real contrast impression. This AX Paris Pleated Colour Block Dress does all the hard work for you by combining a classic white top with a gorgeous peach coloured skirt. Alternatively, you could look at our range of women’s tops and jackets to create your own eye catching colour contrast ensemble. Remember, summer dressing is all about making an impression, so don’t be afraid to venture outside your comfort zone.