Nope, lilac gowns are not exclusively intended for bridal-party members. (Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding comes to mind.) The soft lavender hue has actually been in the red-carpet spotlight lately, and we couldn’t be more stoked, ’cause we strongly believe pastels should be a year-long trend. Who doesn’t need a little pick-me-up when it’s rainy and frosty outside? A pale take on purple with a hint of pink seems just about right. Stars like Alexa Chung, Hailee Steinfeld, Nina Dobrev, Camilla Belle and Lupita Nyong’o chose to shine in the flirty and refreshing shade and looked oh-so-feminine. See which other celebs rocked a pop of colour on the red carpet and made a statement. P.S.: Sweet lilac goes SO well with bright-red lipstick!
Text: Camille Cardin-Goyer