Sunday 25 February 2018

Friday Fashion: Why burgundy is your must-have colour

Corina Gaffey

Corina Gaffey

There’s a new colour on the block for spring, and before you say powder pink or baby blue, you might be surprised to hear it’s burgundy.

Yes, not a colour you’d normally associate for spring but the dark sultry shade of burgundy has become celeb’s must-have red carpet hue. 

It’s actually more versatile that you think. Of course, you could go simple and chic and just wear it with white, black  or grey- super stylish, but it doesn’t really scream spring now does it?

We all know fashion is all about having fun, so dare to be different and mix it up with different shades and fabrics to really keep it interesting. To offset the sensuous tone and brighten it up for spring, style it up with a flash of cobalt blue for a fresh take or keep it sweet and pair with pretty pink. Just a splash of the wine shade will add warmth and depth to your look even if the sun doesn’t shine.

Blake Lively

Sexy, glamorous and elegant, Blake Lively walked the Cannes film festival red carpet in a beautiful burgundy Gucci silk-chiffon pleated gown, perfectly paired with rose-gold jewellery and statement gold shoes.

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Blake Lively attends the Opening ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" Premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Katie Holmes

Working an off-the shoulder Zac Posen dress, Katie Holmes goes head-to-toe burgundy with patent courts and pared back hair and make-up, letting the colour speak for itself.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Katie Holmes attends the "Miss Meadows" Premiere during 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Jane Fonda

Going tone-on-tone burgundy from clutch to lip and topping it all off with a Elie Saab Winter 2013 Couture gown, Jane Fonda certainly sparkles on the red carpet.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actress Jane Fonda attends the Opening ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" Premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)

Una Foden

Beautiful in a boho-inspired burgundy gown, Una Foden stuns on the red carpet of the BT sports Industry Awards. Soft aves finish off the relaxed but pretty look.

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Sarah Silverman

Turning up the glamour at the Met Ball, Sarah Silverman literally takes over the red carpet in a voluminous strapless burgundy ball-gown.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Sarah Silverman attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Michelle Monaghan

More is more when it comes to Michelle Monaghan at the Met Gala, topping off a edgy leather fringe Altuzarra gown with coloured statement jewels.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actress Michelle Monaghan attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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