Trend Report: Neon Colors

Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011 Image Courtesy of WGSN.

Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011 Image Courtesy of WGSN.

One of my favorite trends for Spring/Summer 2011 is bright, neon colors. However, this trend can be tough to wear without looking like you’re stuck in 1989. Unless you’re going to a rave, under the age of 12, or work in a field where safety is important, I would advise against head-to-toe neon clothing.

That said, neons can be worn in a tasteful, but still playful way. I particularly like the way Christopher Kane’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection juxtaposed shockingly bright colors with airy laces, laser-cut fabrics and ladylike silhouettes. The effect is chic and fresh, without looking campy or kitschy.

This trend seems most successful when a neon piece is worn as an accent with a more sedate outfit. A neon handbag, belt or shoes can be a great way to update a classic outfit.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Camisole

Hanky Panky Signature Lace “Classic Camisole” in Pink Lollipop

Another fabulous way to add neon to your wardrobe is with a bright lace camisole or bandeau worn under a white or heather grey T-shirt or tank top. Let the lace peek out of a low neckline or let the lacy hem show below your t-shirt hem. And, of course, you can wear a lace thong or boyshort in a matching or coordinating color.

Remember to have fun with it. Color is an instant mood-lifter and a great way to enjoy the warmer weather!

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In 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.
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2 Responses to Trend Report: Neon Colors

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  2. vogue-sky says:

    Love the pictures – they are beautiful!