COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

When I think of Colour block the first thing that pops into my head is the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. He’s known for his contribution to abstract art through works in which he used only straight lines. Also used the three primary colours and values. His colour block paintings are just exquisite and remind me so much of this dress I am wearing. Although this maxi dress has more than the three primary colours Mondrian used in his paintings you can see where the inspiration came from. The main principle of the colour blocking trend is the combination of different colours and hues. With that in mind here is my take on this trend.

 

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

 

This 80’s trend was a hit in 2010 and 2011, and as expected it is back again. There was no lack of neutral-meets-vibrant pairings on runways. Instead there was purples and orange, fluorescents with saturated shades from the opposite side of the colour wheel, giving it an edgier vibe with eye-catching monochromatic mixing and pairing of colours. The rules of matching this colour with that no longer applies here! Instead the aim is to find two, three or four shades that clash and contrast each other just enough to look intentional.

In the world of Mum, the boys will be back at school in two days, of course not all of them are looking forward to going back. I know I’m not ready for the morning drop offs just yet. Eli will be in year seven, Wyatt in year six and Zeke in year four. Wow where has the time gone, it just seems to be wizzing by year after year! I know everyone says that they grow up real quick but it isn’t until you are going through it your self that you realise how fast.

Back to my ensemble at hand and this beautiful work of art, well it is in my opinion. This maxi colour block dress from French Connection, I purchased this a few years back and happy to see that the trend is still going strong. Although this time around its more about sticking to two, three or four colours, i.e red and pink, green, red and blue, you get the idea. Having said that, If you’re like me there is no need to stick to the rules, go for as many colours as you desire as long as they compliment each other.

My dress has spaghetti straps that ties at the shoulders with a deep plunging neck line. I am not exaggerating when I say the dress has a deep plunge, you can see for yourself! The dress comes in a little shorter at the front. Therefore, allowing me to walk briskly without having to hold up my dress at the same time.

Next I opted for my Carrera sunglasses in white with the red trim at the front and side. Wanted to pick up the white from the dress in a subtle way and therefore opted for this pair rather than my River Island ones. As for my makeup it’s all kept minimal and I wore my Lime Crime Velvetines nude lipstick in the shade Teddy Bear. A gorgeous mauve nude that is matt and one that does not leave my lips dry. I wore my favourite summer colour on my nails from OPI in the shade “I believe in Manicures”. Finally finishing off with my hair being pulled back into a low bun.

 

Here are a few other ways to try colour blocking:

Red and Fuchsia: When it comes to colour pairing this is one of my favourites. The two colours work so well together and compliment each other. The key to mastering this look is to stick to the two colour-block pieces and embrace unexpected layering to create maximum impact.

Orange and Purple: This is very similar to red and fuchsia and also compliment each other rather well!

 

Green and Red: Take your cue from Gucci who paired these colours together. I absolutely adore the pairing whether it is on one garment like the blazer below or you pair two garments together.

 

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

COLOUR BLOCK DRESS IN FRENCH CONNECTION

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. Do you like the colour block trend? What is your favourite way to style this trend? What are the colours you prefer to style with? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Colour Block Dress: French Connection similar here

Sunglasses: Carrera Similar here

Lipstick: Lime Crime Velvetines

Nails: OPI

 

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29 Comments

  1. September 3, 2018 / 12:10 am

    That dress is a work of art! I love all the colors in it and the movement it gives. Color blocking is one of my favorite trends. You look stunning!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Lovely
      September 3, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thank you so much Kara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. September 3, 2018 / 7:43 am

    Such a beautiful dress.So lovely and the colors on it are amazing. I just own one colorblock dress and I love it to bits but this just made me want to get more.
    http://sophieatieno.com

    • Lovely
      September 3, 2018 / 8:06 am

      Thank you so much Sophie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      September 3, 2018 / 9:14 am

      Thank you so much Federica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      September 3, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Thank you hun and Happy Monday to you too!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. gadorvision
    September 3, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Omg! Este es vestido es una pasada! Me encanta el look, estas guapisima!! Feliz semana cielo 🙂 Muackas!
    http://www.gadorvision.com

    • Lovely
      September 3, 2018 / 10:15 am

      Aww thank you so much!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      September 3, 2018 / 2:59 pm

      Thank you so much Tina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. September 4, 2018 / 6:06 am

    Such a colourful and voluminous maxi dress. Haven’t seen something quite like it, good on you to keep this one.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Lovely
      September 4, 2018 / 9:10 am

      I am so glad I did and thank you so much Mercy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. jane
    September 4, 2018 / 6:30 am

    This dress is perfection.
    Color blocking is one of my fave

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Lovely
      September 4, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Thank you so much Jane.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      September 4, 2018 / 10:22 am

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      September 4, 2018 / 10:22 am

      Aww thank you so much Dominique.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      September 5, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Thank you so much hun.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. September 4, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Colour blocking looks very fantastic on you! That front cutout detail is stunning darling. I do love any colour combo with pink.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Lovely
      September 5, 2018 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Simone, I’m not a pink person but I really love this dress because of the colour blocking.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      September 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Aww thank you Pentene.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. September 8, 2018 / 3:58 am

    Fabulous picks you have here dear. And I absolutely love the dress you’re wearing. You’re definitely rocking those colors. Love the chic and sassy style of the dress too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Lovely
      September 8, 2018 / 11:23 am

      Thank you Jess.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. September 13, 2018 / 2:07 am

    Ich mag den Blog, können wir kooperationen haben, mehr können Siehier klicken.

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