While you might not exactly be in the market for a ballgown (though, who knows!), it’s time to take this unmistakable trend and translate it into your own wardrobe for spring. Take cues from some of the chicest ladies on the Oscars carpet who wore the powerful color with style, strength, and poise. Mix pink in with your current everyday wardrobe staples to create a seasonal uniform you won’t be able to wait to wear.
Channel Julia Roberts’ one-shoulder silhouette, Gemma Chan’s neon statement, Kacey Musgraves’ pale pink hue, and more as you build your spring 2019 wardrobe with a color that will transition from ultra-feminine to sporty chic with ease. Check out the best pink looks of the night, below, and what to shop to make the trend your own this season.
Lina Cardellini’s Schiaparelli look might have elicited a love-it-or-hate-it response from all, but the ruffled gown brought a whimsical life to the red carpet that you’re going to want—no, need—in your everyday wardrobe, asap. Perhaps you add the subtle detail to a bag or sneaker or maybe hunt for the most statement-making top that you plan to pair with a classic like high-waisted jeans. But no matter how you approach this head-turning trend, it’s one you’re going to want in rotation come spring.
H&M Knit Sweater, $25
MSGM Ruffle Sweatshirt, $248
Gemma Chan hit the red carpet in a voluminous high-neck gown from Valentino. While the silhouette would have made a statement all on its own, it was the choice of neon pink over another more subdued tone that really made it special. This spring, ballgown or not, consider peppering your wardrobe with some standout neon pink pieces: from belt bags to fuzzy sweaters, performance activewear, and more.
Julia Roberts was a show-stopper when she stepped out onto the stage to present the final award of the night: Best Picture. While she wasn’t on the red carpet, she clearly got the color memo of the night, looking stunning in a one-shoulder gown from Elie Saab that wasn't blush or bashful, but full-on power pink. While gowns might not be in your everyday repertoire, the sporty one-shoulder silhouette surely should be, especially in this fuschia hue.
Sarah Paulson knows how to have fun with fashion. Be bold! Take risks! The Oscars red carpet was no exception, as she stunned in a gown from Brandon Maxwell that effortlessly balanced volume with skin. Paulson proved that when it comes to pink, it’s time to bring your style A-game, opting for a voluminous silhouette that was stunning and classic all at the same time. With any statement-making shape, however, she kept her look from being truly over-the-top with just the right amount of cut-outs visible at her midline.
Rhode Resort Ella Dress, $395
Kacey Musgraves’ tulle confection was one Giambattista Valli look made for the red carpet. That said, while its layered ruffles and ultra-feminine shape might have been overwhelming in a darker or bolder color (cue Linda Cardellini), her pale pink gown gave just the right amount of girly pop without being OTT.
Zara Pleated Skirt, $40
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