First, we noticed the trend when Maggie Gyllenhaal completely blew us away at another Dark Knight event. We’d gotten used to seeing her in black with just a spot of color here or there and then she goes all schizophrenic on us (as the blogs were saying) and opts for orange. At that point we knew, orange was the hit of summer!
It’s not easy to wear the poppy color, but Kelly Ripa does it quite nicely, opting for an Alice & Olivia halter dress. Just be careful about the skin—light orange can easily make you look washed out. Perhaps that’s why the bright shade looks best in summer–time at the beach will give you beautiful tan skin!
It might be difficult to pull off a hot little number like this, but Jessica Stroup does it quite nicely at the Teen Choice Awards…and in orange!
Care to grab attention but hide some of those problem areas? Why not go for a maxidress in orange. Although Blake Lively certainly doesn’t need to do this, the maxidress she wears at the premiere of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is definitely a winner, without being overtly sexy.
But whatever you do, please don’t go all matchy-matchy on us like Solange Knowles. Orange shoes and a bright dress? Not cool.
Photos: Wireimage, People