How do you feel about yellow? Do you love its mood-busting, sunshiney powers? Or do you fear its hi-vis jacket vibes... Ever since Amal Clooney wore that show-stopping canary dress to Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding, suddenly a yellow dress felt like a summer style essential.
The Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge have certainly embraced the trend, both stepping out in stylish yellow dresses: for Kate a slightly more acid-lemon shade, for Meghan a daffodil hue.
Before yellow got the royal stamp of approval it popped up on the SS18 catwalks, with The Pantone Colour Institute picking out two specific shades inspired by palettes at London and New York Fashion Week. Meadowlark, a strong but neutral yellow, and Lime Punch - which, as the name suggests, is a neon-y bright with a shot of green through it.
And that’s the key to wearing yellow: find a shade that you love. On the ‘citrus scale’ you have plenty of options, from pale buttercup, or a creamy custard, a true lemon sherbet or bumblebee, to bitter chartreuse, or the warmth of honey-gold and ochre.
Once you’ve got your yellow, work out how you want to style it. Top to toe looks incredible, but takes confidence. Colours that look great with yellow? Bright white and denim keep it fresh for sunny summer days. For night, go for gold accessories a la Amal.
Chic, cheering, surprisingly versatile: we’re saying yes to yellow.