Examine Yourself: The power of pink fashion statements

Examine Yourself: The power of pink fashion statements

Fashion's embrace of pin was no flash in the pan. Season after season, the colour returns to the catwalks, securing a permanent place our hearts, minds and wardrobes.

With its new-found ‘power colour’ status and Pink Ribbon association, pink is no longer just a colour, it’s an attitude. So rethink pink this season for gorgeous winter style. Carolyn Moore reports.

Pretty in pink

The now ubiquitous pink trouser suit is the ultimate subversion of the powerful femininity that pink represents. Actress Jennifer Morrison shows how to think pink this season, with mixed tones and punchy accessories.

That’s a wrap

You know you’re committed when you invest in a coat.

With its statement lapels and herringbone weave, Topshop’s belted wrap coat (€117) is the grown up way to wear pink.

Stripe right

Need some help mixing your tones? Look to the season’s retro-style ribbed knits to do the work for you.

Blush and powder pink are a perfect pair in H&M’s jumper, €14.99.

Turn up the volume

Soft pink whispers, so you can afford to be playful with volume and shape. Case in point, this & Other Stories dress with voluminous ruffle and sleeves, €99, stories.com.

Examine Yourself: The power of pink fashion statements

Pull the cord

Charmingly retro and cosy to boot, corduroy is back this season. Hip-hugging flares and A-Line skirts are on point for that all-important 70s feel. Skirt, €40, Warehouse.

Boiling point

With their nod to Rosie the Riveter, boiler suits are Feminist AF and the last word in power dressing.

Buy into 2019’s wardrobe heroine with Zara’s poplin jumpsuit, €49.95.

Pleats please

You won’t find a more versatile garment than the pleated midiskirt – there’s a reason this style is standing the test of time. Think pink with Max&Co’s take on the trend, €175, Arnotts.

Sweater girl

Cosy up in style with the queen of ‘French girl cool’. The pure wool Meery sweater by Isabel Marant Étoile is flatteringly figured for an ultra feminine feel. €240, Brown Thomas.

Girl power

Who run the world? Girls! So let your inner girl run wild this party season in Vivetta’s playful, sweet and unabashedly feminine lace dress, €595, Samui, Cork.

Power dressing

Embrace the return of the pussy bow blouse this season for a look that commands attention. Satin blouse, €38, and asymmetric skirt, €35, by V by Very at littlewoodsireland.ie.

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