For some of us, lilac will have been the colour of your first eye shadow once applied liberally at school. It will probably have been shimmery and came in a small pot that, at some point, might have let rip inside your bag. Maybe it’s the colour of your grandmother’s bedspread, or wallpaper. It’s the shade that brides sometimes dress their bridesmaids in if they don’t really like them.
If you’re still concerned, then avoid wearing the colour head-to-toe (although the catwalks would recommend you giving this a go) and mix it with denim, shades of grey or black. Keep it fuss-free – part of the problem with lilac is its association with doilies and bridesmaids, so if this is a worry for you, consider sleek, fuss-free styles that come without floral prints or frills. Those with very fair skin should try lower-half lilac options such as wide-leg trousers, midi skirts or an A-line mini – these are less likely to wash you out like, say, a ruffled Gucci shirt might.
Lilac, not so bad after all.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK