Maternity Fashion: Pantone Color 2014 Radiant Orchid

How to Wear Radiant Orchid While Pregnant

Radiant Orchid-Maternity Fashion Trends

Radiant Orchid: How to Wear It While Pregnant

Pantone has officially chosen the color for 2014 and the winner is Radiant Orchid, a pretty purplish color, which will mix with  a variety of colors extremely well. Radiant Orchid symbolizes elegance, love, and a regal beauty. The orchid itself is exotic and appear in nature unlike any other plant. Unfortunately, we do not sell the featured maternity dress.You will have to get it directly from Sono Vaso Maternity, which was part of the Spring 2013 collection. As Pantone describes the color:

“Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative, and embracing purple-one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love, and health.”

Everly Grey Uma Wrap Maternity Dresses

Uma Wrap Dress by Everly Grey in Tropical Floral

 Many maternity designers made Radiant Orchid THE trendy color YEARS ago Spring & Summer 2011 & 2012 seasons. Jules and Jim Maternity embraced the color fully during this time frame and created a collection of wonder pieces around the fuchsias and pink undertones of the color. One of our all time favorites from the collection was this purple open shoulder bat wing maternity top.

Pantone has created carefully thought out boards on Pinterest, where you can find all the latest info about the Radiant Orchid. Everly Grey did something really interesting with the color palette many years ago in their design of the Uma Wrap Maternity Dress. The maternity dress also has hints of placid blue, which by the way is another Pantone color for Spring 2013. Two of the brighter colors I am especially excited about this year in maternity wear, is Dazzling Blue and Celosia Orange. I hope to find more maternity brands.

On it’s own, Radiant Orchid can inspire beautiful color combinations with Violet Purple as a softening agent and Paloma working against the color to bring down the brightness of the color. Do not expect this color to pop up with  too many maternity designers!The most trendy women will watch current maternity designers and select pieces that coincide with what’s happening now.

A word of caution: This color is a bright vibrant color and will pull eyes toward you.

My suggestion for this color is not to buy an all purple maternity dress! Instead opt to for the color in mixed patterns to tone down the heaviness of the color. Or do yourself a bigger favor and just make this a statement color in accessories and make up by adding something like Petunia Pickle Bottom’s stylish Harlow leather handbag. Testing the color in doses is the best option. If the color works well for you, then go ahead by all means and get an all radiant orchid maternity dress. If you must and use understated colors such as black or white to tone the color down a bit.

Ta-Ta for Now, Justine

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