There’s always that one big trend that often comes and goes. A fad that people can’t seem to get over even if it’s not a timeless look. One such is wearing neon colors. It’s easy to dismiss it as another rehash to the loud eras of the 80s and 90s, but ever since then, this trend never really went away. And now, it’s become bigger than ever, especially amongst big-named stars.
“The color is very vibrant and many high-end designers, such as Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton, are focused on this trend that’s considered the ’80s comeback.” shared designer and stylist Angie Escamilla. “We’ve seen the neon trend before, but not as big as it is now, especially for men, who are daring to use it,”. But how does one truly wear it best in this day and age? How can you sport the neon trend without looking like an 80s relic? Ultimately, here are some cool ways to sport the trend according to the Fall 2019 designer collections.
Living your life in color is a lot easier with a sophisticated suit. It automatically gives you some much-needed zest, whether you’re at work or at a party. It also helps you evoke personality without having to look vulgar. And even better, a neon-colored suit pushes you to stand-out, even in the darkest of places. Salvatore Ferragamo designer Paul Andrew knows this to be true when he sent down an immaculately-tailored tangerine suit down the runway. Rachel Zoe, on the other hand, understands that a neon red pantsuit is just as hot as a red dress on a romantic date.
This is mostly for the party animals out there, but if you’re daring enough, you can sport this during the day too. Skin-tight silhouettes are always the way to go when it comes to neon colors. What good are those bright hues when they won’t accentuate what God gave you? In fact, Anthony Vaccarello of Saint Laurent Paris hit it right on the nose when he designed a glow-in-the-dark minidress in bright orange. Donatella Versace, on the other hand, went with her brand of hardcore sexiness with a flattering frock in acid yellow complete with lace trimmings and BDSM-inspired harnesses.
Of course, for many, going the skin-tight route might seem too obvious. For a lot of women out there, especially those who want to party without feeling suffocated by their garbs, a floatier garb is the better option. The color is already an attention-grabber, make the fellas (or ladies) work for it by letting them imagine what your body might look like under shapeless but still sexy neon dresses. This mostly works best for black-tie events, when you can wear evening dresses in these bright tones like Marc Jacobs‘s empire-waisted lemon yellow creation. For the club, however, a flowing green dress with crocheted cut-outs, like the one Stella McCartney designed, does the trick.
Sporty and Spicy
If you want to take a page out of artists’ fashion playbook, then neon sportswear is the way to go. Rappers like Cardi B and Nicki Minaj or Reggatton superstars like Karol G and J. Balvin all go for that sporty and spicy look in the brightest and loudest of colors. Such a look has practically become a nightclub uniform for them. But how do you go about it without looking too copy-cat? Try a bodysuit, similar to that of Nina Ricci‘s in bright yellow. Or for a more nonchalant twist: logo-ed t-shirt and track pants a’la Balenciaga.
That Single Detail
It’s understandable if you don’t want to go all-in with the neon trend. There’s a good reason a lot of people prefer it stayed in the 80s and 90s. But there’s no reason you can’t have a little fun with it either! Just a pop of neon is enough to join the bandwagon without looking like a brightly-hued sheep following the fashionable herd. For instance, Gucci paired their black-and-white skirt suit with eye-popping red boots instead of the other way around. Alexander Wang, on the other hand, just spray painted a neon yellow smiley onto a coat and the rest is history!
Put a little color in your life by sporting the neon trend through these five chic ways. You may look loud, but at least you’re guaranteed to be the life of the party!
- Neon Fashion Featured Image – Rankin.co.uk
- Gallery Images – Vogue Runway.com