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BN EDITS: ‘Pink Roses’

Ijeoma Balogun

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1435286Pink is officially the ‘IT’ colour especially as the Genevieve Pink Ball comes up this Saturday.

Pink as a colur is is girly, soft and romantic. It  always translates well in clothing and accessories and the Lord knows I can’t wait to be blown away by all the fashion fabulousness!

In the Meanwhile, as I enthusiastically wait for that moment of breath taking divine, it will be nice to venture into the woods, and plunk on some ‘Pink Roses’.

Recap on the memorable pink dresses that we’ve seen over the years, one’s that have walked the red carpet, and a few others which have not! Also, explore the  questionable pink trends, The Pink Ball looks: Edgy Diva, Vintage Wonder, Flower girl, Grown and sexy, A splash of Pink and Glam Goddess.  And finally a selection of stylish pink items currently up for sale!

BN EDITS: Memorable Pink Dresses

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Pink has never been worn so magnificently. Lisa Dowell pulls off this pink wedding dress tres fabulously in the 1988 Movie, Coming to America.

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Olivia Wilde was a quintessential beauty at the 2009 Gloden Globes in Reema Acra.

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Rihanna looked ‘HAWT’ in this ‘hot’ pink Armani Prive dress at the 2007 MTV VMA’s.

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Sarah Jessica Parker glows in this cotton candy pink Chanel gathered gown at the 2003 Emmy Awards.

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Keisha Whitaker accompanies her husband, Forest to the SAG Awards 2008 looking drop dead gorgeous in this baby pink Jenny Packham dress.

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Beyonce exudes elegance in Armani Prive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, 2008. 

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Deborah Roberts looks stunning in this pink asymmetrical gown with a ruffled neckline.

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Thandie Newton is pure girly perfection in this romantic Mattew Williamson dress.

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Kerry Washinghton looks stunning in this pleated pink Roberto Cavelli dress.

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Victoria Beckham is fierceness in this Roland Mouret Moon dress, coupled with the Pink Ostrich Hermes birkin bag.

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Megan Good’s powder pink Herve Leger bandage mini dress remains memorable like she wants it to. She re-worked this dress when she came over to Nigeria for the Anabel Mobile launch.

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Ashanti looks all glamed up in this modified pink embellished dress by Marchesa.

 Can I pull off a pink suit??

Princess Diana wore her a fair share of pink suits which she pulled off so gracefully. Pink suits are attached to formal occasions, like weddings, cocktails and the church. I will like to see it worn more often to these occassions than it currently is. It is extremely elegant! It is always a breath of fresh air to see a woman in a nicely tailored pink suit. However, I will asdvise dress and skirt suits rather than trousers. The lenght of the dress and skirt shouldn’t be beyond the knee. A little bit of skin makes it all the more appealing, too much closure turns it to a disaster!

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 What About pink lipstick??

We see a lot more pink lipstick worn these days and I absolutely love it! It is fierce and adventurous, and speaks volume of your persona. However serious attitude is desired to pull it off as it is the driving force behind the look! Arieta Mujay always seems to do it justice as well as  Rihanna!

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Can I wear pink jeans??

Coloured jeans became the talk last summer, and still remained slightly in focus all year round till now. Pink coloured jeans? Well… this trend is highly selective. Preferable suited for the model skinny and people with slim tighs and long legs. If you happen to fall under that category, I advise you try it out! Its fun, and perfect for a casual day!

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Victoria Beckham works this trend tastefully. You are permitted to steal her style and go for the wide leg or create your own with a skinny leg, the choice is yours!

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Purchase here for £29.99

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Purchase here for £89

BN EDITS: The Pink Ball Dress Looks.

Grown and Sexy: Sexy can be achieved in a covered two piece suit like this one. It is sexy sophistication personified. Elegant and tasteful.  It will do justice in enhancing one’s curves and streamlining the silhouette. Complemented with delicate silver jewelry, this look is a silent killer!

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Purchase here for $249

A splash of Pink: While it is the Pink Ball, it will be nice to see another colour dominating some pieces, like we see here. The empire waist is emphasised with a wide pink sash which is tied into a bow at the back.  Coupled with the plunging neck and back line, this dress is uber alluring !

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Purchase here for £100

Glam Goddess: Capitivate the audience with your to-die-for curves by opting for a  figure hugging dress with the most delicate details like pleats and ruching.

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Purchase here for $344.90

Vintage Wonder:  Draw inspiration from the past and marvel in a vintage wonder. This soft romantic 1950’s pink frills dress has all the elements of timeless beauty.

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Purchase here for $558

Edgy Diva: Stand out and make a statement in a short edgy piece. Think modern dramatic cuts to guide you through your journey to va-va-voom!

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Purchase here for £107.75

Flower Girl: The Pink Ball will be nothing without our flower girls injecting the scenery with freshness and heart warming colours!

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Purchase here for $500

BN EDITS: Pink  for sale!!!

Here is a  selection of a few pink items which are currently up for sale:

 Andie fold clutch:

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Purchase here for $10.99

Newlook tier front skirt:

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 Purchase here for £ 7

Multicoloured chiffon dress:

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Purchase here for $19.99

Asos jewel toe thong sandals:

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Purchase here for £15

Shalya dress:

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Purchase here for $29.99

Gio Gio lightening fold detail dress:

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Purchase here for £20

Susie Smith Satin dot clutch:

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Purchase here for £15

Ex-Style Editor at Large - BellaNaija.com , Now Founder/CEO Redrick Public Relations Limited. @ijeomabalogun

13 Comments

  1. sasha

    May 20, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I have always been a pink lady and i find it quite interesting that this topic centered around the color “pink”. I must add though that pink esp bright pink or fushsia(sp) is not for everyone. it does make some people look hideous. Powder pink is more forgiving.

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  2. sasha

    May 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I failed to add that Rihanna is definitely a fav in pink. She looks fierce with that pink lipstick. Pink surely becomes her.

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  3. chase

    May 21, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Kerry Washinghton looks stunning in this ruffled pink Roberto Cavelli dress. its not ruffled, its pleated!!!

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  4. Nike

    May 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Chase she said pleated and not ruffled pink Roberto Cavelli dress maybe u shld look well!!!!

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  5. LadyG

    May 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Calm down, they edited the post. It DID say ruffled when they first put up the post.

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  6. Bukky

    May 21, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Fab post !
    Rihanna looked total fab in that dress.

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  7. Bola

    May 22, 2009 at 2:40 am

    tru, people should know when to pull away from certain colours that dont do them justice OR wear subtle shades of the colour instead.
    thanks Bella! can’t wait to PINK Ball pics.

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  8. Ummilolo

    May 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Uhh… that gorgeous Reema Acra gown is Lilac and not pink…. See you at Ball

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  9. Ruki

    May 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Love the items featured! I’ve never really been a “pink” girl, I prefer purple. But I love the pink and black clutch. Added to a simple black outfit with nice accessories, it would work.

    It’s hard to believe that “Coming To America” is that old!

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  10. AnyaPosh

    May 27, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    ’tis the season to be pinky!!!

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  11. BNfan

    June 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Why can’t Nigerians get a clue from Americans on how to wear pink?! The photos from the Genevieve pink ball are a disgrace.

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  12. kumzy

    May 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    luving the deborah roberts dress…mwah

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  13. James

    December 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Dear Sir,
    where can i get white wedding dress tres fabulously in the 1988 Movie, Coming to America.

    Pls reply back.

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