Sunday, July 10, 2011

Holy daffodils readers, yellow becomes the (lemon) flavour of the month, which certainly brightens an otherwise cold, dull winter day here in Melbourne. Although not a colour of personal choice, the right shade of yellow can work well on a suitable skin tone.

OLIVIA PALERMO photo | Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo, wears a lemon-colored Topshop dress

HEIDI KLUM photo | Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum in a lemon chiffon top and pencil skirt

I will however, be showing you the yellow card if you trot off to the high street in search of lemon dresses, for there is an abundance of second-hand, vintage, and handmade canary goodness available for purchase at the click of a mouse button.

1950's pastel yellow. lace. cotton. pleats. Lemonade For Sale Dress. VINTAGE.

1950's pastel yellow 'Lemonade for Sale' vintage dress
available to buy from stickylipgloss

Lulu Dress

Handmade Lulu dress by miablaz in Sante Fe, Argentina

1930's Yellow chiffon vintage evening gown
available from CircaVintageClothing

Pastel yellow 60's pocket mini vintage dress by tikkiti-boo

Would you wear a yellow dress?


Alison said...

What gorgeous dresses! I love yellow but it really does not love me!!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I like colour, and yellow in theory, and these are all pretty dresses. However, I've yet to find anything yellow that suits me! I don't think there's any in my wardrobe at all...hmmm.

nikkishell said...

Yellow is a colour that needs to match your skin tone. Working in a fabric store i always find darker skin tones suit it best and fairer skin tones need to find a yellow that works for them. It's a difficult colour and usually looks best away from the face.
I have a few mustard yellow tops which i put together with blues or greys but i don't think i could get away with an all over yellow dress.

my thrifty closet said...

yellow is a bright and sunny color, love it. But the only yellow i have is a top. Don't see a lot of yellow clothes around at the thrift stores though.


Monica and Whitney said...

mann those are all such great examples of yellow.


Kelly Hicks said...

Just came across your blog - love the whole idea behind it all! These vintage dresses are gorgeous. Absolutely love the Handmade Lulu dress!

Anonymous said...

I love the pizazz and fun of yellow but just can't find a shade to suit yet. Maybe a rich, sunny one?

Anonymous said...

Don't know about a dress (although I have) but I do have a mustard yellow vintage shirt that always gets comments.

Unknown said...

@Don apologies, I should have reworded this blog post to say would you wear a yellow garment so as not to be gender specific! However, glad to hear your mustard vintage shirts receives compliments

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures you chose here, but somehow am still terrified of yellow. Purple also frightens me...

Something Else said...

I LOVE yellow! I've got a rad shirt made from a piece of 50s fabric - yellow roses, a cute dress in dotted cotton that I got for two bucks the other day (just needs taking in). a beautiful organic cotton mustard scarf and two pairs of yellow shoes. I dream of a yellow satchel. Goodness - I have never thought about how it suits me really - I just love to wear it.

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