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How to Wear Pastel Pink, with Help from MSFW 2014 Runway Four

Runway Four of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014, like the three runways which preceded it, served a bunch of tips and trends for how we can dress this spring. A handful of designers in particular have given us a very helpful lesson in how we can nail one of the hardest colours of all — pastel pink. Scroll through the looks below to see how you can subtly incorporate, cleverly style, and toughen up the candy colour with the know-how of Limedrop, Livia Arena and Tettman.Doust.

Keep it simple

Pastel LimeDrop

Photo: Lucas Dawson

Opt for a single pastel-pink piece, like this Cotton Candy Silver Living Dress by Limedrop, rather than confusing yourself with separates. A short dress or playsuit is the perfect option, which only leaves shoes and accessories left to coordinate. We recommend teaming the super-soft colour with whites and neutrals for a fresh, spring look.


Layer with whites

Like this Spacer Dress by Livia Arena, the perfect way to tone the colour down is by opting for mesh or sheer layers. Your go-to sheer white blouse would look great with a lace pastel-pink bralette underneath, don’t you think?

Add a print

If you’re looking to take the attention away from the pastel-pink piece, outshine it with an eye-catching print. This way the pattern is the statement piece and the pastel shade complements it, rather than the other way around. Limedrop does it well, with an abstract T-Shirt over a pastel-pink skirt.

Be subtle

If the pastel trend is more courageous than you’re used to, choose pieces which subtly include the colour. Tettman.Doust has incorporated pastel pink along with sorbet-lemon and mint shades with a barely-there watercolour effect so you can wear the hue with ease.

Toughen it up

Pastel pink is easily one of most girlie shades out there. Rather than opting for feminine dresses or skirts, go for more masculine pieces like culottes, pants and button-up blouses, or boxy crops and jackets (like this Spacer Coat by Livia Arena).