Why Green Is THE shade Of Spring
Meghan Markle wore a green dress for her engagement interview, cementing green as the chicest shade of the moment. Here’s how to work it into your wardrobe…
In what was likely the most considered outfit of her life to date, Meghan Markle donned an elegant forest green dress to announce her engagement to Prince Harry to the world’s media. Symbolising growth and renewal, could the choice of dress have been Meghan’s way of saying that she is ready to begin her new life as a member of the British monarchy?
Like her future sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge was also spotted in a beautiful forest green shift dress last month – meaning green is now the shade to be seen in this season. It cropped up on the catwalks too, as part of the wider trend for all things Crayola coloured, making it the obvious starting point for injecting a hit of new season freshness into your wardrobe.
While the other hotly tipped colours of spring – bright pinks and reds or pastel lilacs and yellows – feel a little premature in February, green, from royal favourite forest to emerald, is the perfect transitional hue. It looks good in spring, summer, autumn and winter, meaning maximum cost-per-wear value. Plus, it suits all skin tones and hair colours. And no, that’s not a sweeping statement – for proof, look to the parade of celebrities who’ve rocked the shade recently; Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Christine Lampard and Elisabeth Moss. To name a few.
Simultaneously smart and statement, green, in all its guises, is a colour that can work for the office, evening and off-duty. Want in? Meet the styles that will have everyone green with envy. Sorry…
THE D-RING DRESS
THE RUFFLE FIT & FLARE DRESS
The sophisticated shade allows you to be a little more playful with your design details; cue waterfall ruffles, flute sleeves and knee-skimming fit & flare hem. Wear it day and night.