The Pink Dress Works For Grown-Up Life!

Apr 21 2014 - 12:57pm

For years, we've been led to believe that the ultimate in color sophistication was a deep, dark black. Whether for work, an interview, or a first date, nearly every serious occasion you'd encounter in adulthood could be met with an LBD. Switch in bubblegum pink for noir? Puh-lease.

And then we saw not one but two chic images from this weekend, and we had a major change of heart. Both Emma Watson [1] and Zoe Levin made the color look fresh and officially grown-up. Inspired, we went searching for similar styles that we could count on for the upcoming season of weddings, graduation parties, and Spring date nights. Scroll down for a look at both women's dresses and the finds that we're seriously considering buying.

Source: Getty / Steve Mack and Robin Marchant [2]

Emma Watson in Pink at the Tribeca Film Festival

For the premiere of Boulevard at New York's chicest film fest, the actress picked a silk top and jacquard skirt from Narciso Rodriguez [3]'s Spring 2014 collection and Stuart Weitzman [4] sandals. Done in the same fabric, the different hues might feel wrong paired together; with silk against something rougher, it felt obviously purposeful.

Zoe Levin in Pink at the Tribeca Film Festival

Zoe skipped the two-piece set in favor of a prim, 3/4-sleeve lace dress at the festival while promoting Beneath the Harvest Sky. The bright coral might have read as more juvenile if she picked a trendy shape, but the classic cut ensured it had a timeless vibe to it. She finished the sophisticated look with a gold clutch and Stuart Weitzman [5] sandals.

Elizabeth and James Selena light pink short-sleeve dress with sheer inserts [6] ($365)

Kate Spade Saturday pink ruffle-sleeve dress [7] ($170)

Mikael Aghal bright-pink lace dress [8] ($280, originally $700)

Juicy Couture pink neon lace dress [9] ($190, originally $268)

Pink Tartan sleeveless light-pink dress [10] ($345)

Tadashi Shoji sleeveless light-pink lace dress [11] ($368)

Club Monaco light-pink lace Darcia dress [12] ($229)

Coast pink satin Riley dress [13] ($260)

BCBG Max Azria pink lace dress [14] ($228)

Kate Spade New York hot-pink lace sheath dress [15] ($428)

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