Primary Colors & Plunging Necklines 

The Trends 

Bold primary (and secondary) colors, as well as plunging necklines were two trends seen on the runway this September at New York Fashion Week.  

Primary and secondary colors are pretty self-explanatory, but in case you’re not familiar, here’s a color wheel for you: 

I will admit I had no idea this was going to be a trend but I represented on two occasions at fashion week; one with a bold green skirt and another wearing a  red pant suit. Let’s pretend I had insider information and did it on purpose!


As Seen On The Runway   

My favorite display of this color trend seen on the runway was brought by Escada. If crayons could come to life, be chic, and walk the runway, this is what I think they would look like (that’s a compliment Escada … because of course you’re reading this).


One of my favorite plunging neckline looks seen on the runway was brought by Tom Ford. The color and neckline of this look scream femininity, while the structured blazer adds a masculine vibe and balances it out. I am also always a fan of a sophisticated layered monochromatic look done right!

Trend Application  

Color trends are simple. You find something in that trendy color that you like and know you can wear, and boom. you’re good! The plunging neckline however, gets a little trickier. It’s tough to find one that fits just right and if you are petite like me, fashion tape and alterations might be key to making it work.

This royal blue wrap dress from my curated collections is one of my favorite pieces to represent both trends. It is sexy and edgy in a very subtle, easy to wear way.

Styling Tips

For the bold primary color trend, I would say, stick to one color and wear it well. For the plunging neckline trend, it’s all about fit. Fashion tape is a must have. As a designer, I can tell you that to create a style that will fit everyone perfectly in that way is impossible. So spare yourself of some flashing with the wind moments and get some fashion tape for $7-10 at your local pharmacy. Pairing a plunging neckline look with a chunky necklace is also a great way to create balance and off-set the bare chest area. If you are still unsure, wear a bralette under that is meant to show. To see what that looks like, here’s another look I wore at fashion week pairing the plunging neckline body suit with a fun bralette.

If you have any questions or would like to see something covered on the blog, feel free to send me a message. Stay tuned for the next NYFW trend and to learn how you can wear it your regular, non-runway life!

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