Celebrity Style. The Return of Neon.

January 26, 2009 • Celebrity Style

The appearance of neon, for all fashionistas, has always been a color that was up and down, back and forth, and here and there. Yes, when the 80's returned to the new millennium, we saw bags, shoes, shirts, and dresses teeming with hot pink, electric blue, and bright green. 

That being said, only a few celebs in the past year have really pulled the look off.  True, celebrities are out to make a statement, but often that statement is overdone and overrated. Fortunately for us, a few fierce femmes have worn flashy colors with a vengeance and actually got it right! Let's see what I mean:

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks wears a low-cut, sort of mustardy Reem Acra neon yellow dress to the Critics Choice Awards. We like how she lets the color speak for itself and doesn't overpower it with too much jewelry at the neckline. And those shoes are to die for!

Lady Gaga
Singer Lady Gaga lets it POP with this electric blue, form fitting Herve Leger-esque bandage dress (we're not sure if it's a Herve Leger but it sure looks like it!) And yes, she can somehow pull it off.  (We've got the cartoon character, Katy Perry look going on here.)

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira


We knew J.Lo could pull it off–she's done bigger and brighter before–but we weren't so sure about Shakira.  Somehow the color sets off her hair, and the dress fits her so well that we don't really care about the neon green.  The bows on the other hand…


Sophia Bush wears neon right in this semi-conservative, but bright tangerine BCBG Max Azria minidress with a distinct belt that offsets the color.


We didn't think Katherine Heigl was the type itching to get noticed, but how can you not notice this tangerine top (with ruffles!), dark skinny jeans, and her new shorter do!


Kate Hudson takes Paris in this tiered turquoise neon Azzaro dress and Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. She's become quite a showstopper, that daughter of Goldie.

Photos: The Superficial blog, Wireimage, People

–Simona Kogan

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One Response to Celebrity Style. The Return of Neon.

  1. Jessorz says:

    Sophia Bush’s look is definitely my fav!

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