Trend Report: Pastel Colors

Posted on November 17, 2017 by Molly Hannelly

Pastels were popular this season, with many pale colors gracing the runway. From purple to pink, yellow to orange, these soft shades were seen everywhere. Let's take a look at the top pastel garments of Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear.

Blue

Beautiful blues were everywhere this season. Juicy Couture and Milly sported pastel blue matching skirt and crop top sets, while Vilshenko and Apiece Apart went with boho dresses. Maryam Nassir Zadeh showed a dress ideal for work or post-work activities, proving that pastels can be professional.

Apiece Apart | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Apiece Apart | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Juicy Couture | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Juicy Couture | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Maryam Nassir Zadeh | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Maryam Nassir Zadeh | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Milly | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Milly | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Vilshenko | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Vilshenko | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Pick out one of these pastel blues:

Pastel Turquoise Stretch Cotton Knit

Pastel Turquoise Stretch Cotton Knit

Pastel Blue Accordion Pleated Chiffon

Pastel Blue Accordion Pleated Chiffon

Green

Pastel green is reminiscent of neutral earth tones, which are very popular this season. Ermanno Scervino and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini kept warm with pastel green jackets, while Gucci fashioned a short sleeve jumper. Awaveawake created a gorgeous top and skirt, ideal for cocktail parties or charity dinners, and Christian Siriano's power suit in pastel green blends strong and soft in a stunning way.

Awaveawake | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Awaveawake | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Ermanno Scervino | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Ermanno Scervino | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Make others green with envy:

Pastel Green Solid Double Face

Pastel Green Solid Double Face

Pastel Green Diamond Quilted Polyester Knit

Pastel Green Diamond Quilted Polyester Knit

Orange

Orange pastels are reminiscent of shores lined with coral and bowls filled with sherbet. A.L.C.'s leisure suit is perfect for brunch by the beach, while Mara Hoffman's collection of pastel orange ensembles are perfect for lounging in the sand. Talbot Runhof's gown is accented perfectly with indigo flowers, while No. 6's dress has white flowers that complement the dress quite nicely. Balenciaga's silk dress is ideal for a day at the office or an evening out with coworkers.

A.L.C. | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

A.L.C. | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Balenciaga | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Balenciaga | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Mara Hoffman | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Mara Hoffman | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

No. 6 | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

No. 6 | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Talbot Runhof | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Talbot Runhof | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Pick out one of these oranges:

Oscar de la Renta Sherbet/Off-White Italian Wool Suiting

Oscar de la Renta Sherbet/Off-White Italian Wool Suiting

Famous NYC Designer Peach Flannel Backed Crinkled Vinyl

Famous NYC Designer Peach Flannel Backed Crinkled Vinyl

Pink

Pastel pink is a sweet and subtle shade, reminiscent of candy floss. Giamba channels the sweetness of pink in a chic boho dress, while Sandro goes with a more structured look with a jumper. Zac Posen's elegant ensemble in pastel pink is perfect for sight seeing and being sighted, and Huishan Zhang's pink and white dress is the perfect outfit for a relaxed day out on the town. Luisa Becccaria's pastel pink dress blends innocence and romance, with an eyelet fabric that shows some skin, but an overall modest and beautiful pastel pink piece.

Giamba | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Giamba | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Huishan Zhang | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Huishan Zhang | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Luisa Beccaria | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Luisa Beccaria | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Sandro | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Sandro | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Zac Posen | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Zac Posen | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Feel pretty in pastel pink:

Baby Pink Silk Taffeta

Baby Pink Silk Taffeta

Famous NYC Designer Coral Flannel Backed Crinkled Vinyl

Famous NYC Designer Coral Flannel Backed Crinkled Vinyl

Purple

Pastel purple was woven into many collections this season. Giorgio Armani's pastel dress with vinyl vest is perfect for going to the circus, while La Vie Rebecca Taylor and Vilshenko went for more innocent styles. Maticevski's matching blouse and trousers show some skin but keep it sweet, and Rosie Assoulin's maxi dress it perfect for showing off your art in a gallery.

Giorgio Armani | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Giorgio Armani | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

La Vie Rebecca Taylor | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

La Vie Rebecca Taylor | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Maticevski | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Maticevski | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Rosie Assoulin | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Rosie Assoulin | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Vilshenko | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Vilshenko | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Make sure you pop in purple:

Pastel Purple Stretch Rayon and Polyester Jersey

Pastel Purple Stretch Rayon and Polyester Jersey

Oscar de la Renta Pastel Purple Stretch Wool Double Cloth

Oscar de la Renta Pastel Purple Stretch Wool Double Cloth

Yellow

Pastel yellow is sunshine on a dewy summer morning. Derek Lam's jumper with pastel patterns is perfect for a drive around town, while Luisa Beccaria's simple and sweet dress is ideal for a walking tour in late spring. Moschino blends edge with softness with a pastel yellow tutu paired with a corset and some well-placed mesh. Piazza Sempione's simple yellow dress could be seen watching Wimbledon, and Whit's stunning bathing suit is perfect for tanning and relaxing resorts.

Derek Lam | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Derek Lam | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Luisa Beccaria | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Luisa Beccaria | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Moschino | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Moschino | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Piazza Sempione | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Piazza Sempione | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Whit | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Whit | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Be bright in yellow:

Pastel Yellow Polyester Georgette

Pastel Yellow Polyester Georgette

White/Pastel Yellow Stretch Cotton Poplin

White/Pastel Yellow Stretch Cotton Poplin

Are you picky about pastels? Let me know in the comments!

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