Trend Alert: All the colours of the rainbow

Rainbow fashion

(Look, we included an animal ear hat just for you! You’re welcome!)

We should probably have included some kind of migraine-warning with this post, shouldn’t we?

Our apologies if you’re currently seeing stars, as opposed to rainbows, but you may as well get used to it: our officers are reporting a big increase in the number of rainbow-coloured fashion items they’ve been spotting on their patrols, and while it’s possibly too soon to call it a “trend”, it’s getting there.

So far, Henry Holland and Christopher Kane seem to be the leaders of this movement, but it probably won’t be long before the high street catches on, and suddenly the world starts to look like bad, Saturday morning children’s TV. All of those primary colours can be dangerous, you know…

So, how do you wear these clothes without looking clownish? Well, we honestly wouldn’t bother, to be perfectly honest with you, but if you must, we’d say moderation is the key. Narrow stripes of colour are easier to wear and less childish than wide ones, and rainbow-coloured accessories as the cheat’s way including lots of colours without looking like they fell into a paintbox.

What do you think of rainbow-coloured clothing, Fashion Police jurors? Is it guilty or innocent of committing crimes of fashion?

Product details:

House Of Holland structured dress
295 – brownsfashion.com

Christopher Kane multi colored dress
1,195 – net-a-porter.com

Christopher Kane long sleeve top
745 – brownsfashion.com

Lola Ramona t strap sandals
$175 – modcloth.com

Rainbow jewelry
$9.99 – jcpenney.com

Rainbow hat
$35 – shanalogic.com

8 Comments

  • November 17, 2011

    Cookie

    While I admit to being a fan of rainbow-coloured hair (the amazing http://www.flickr.com/photos/wisely-chosen/ ‘s hair, for instance, is how to do it perfectly), I cannot say that rainbow clothes have the same appeal. It just looks too busy for my taste.

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    • March 14, 2012

      Nova Starr

      Ive done rainbow hair! 😀 it was hella enjoyable and got alot of positive attention from it. doing indigo next Xp

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  • November 17, 2011

    Liza Ashby

    I have to disagree…I have always been a fan of rainbow in any form. I do agree that sometimes it comes across as a tad too much, but it can be done tastefully. Generally mixing with plain black works pretty well. Or as you say, rainbow accessories.

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  • November 17, 2011

    Nell

    I like the rainbow necklace (though zippers are a bit odd). The shoes are OK, but the rest is a bit much.

    I had a rainbow jumper back in the mid nineties…I think I took it to Glastonbury and lost it, I was very sad at the time, but now I think it’s a good thing it got lost!

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  • November 17, 2011

    Diana

    Oh God.. It’ll be tie-dye next…

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  • November 18, 2011

    gooch

    I’d go for it on a shoe (not that shoe though) or an accessory, with a more basic outfit. But a dress or a sweater, or god forbid- pants… Its pretty damn loud, clashes with the environment around you, and reminds me too much of some bad fashion decisions from the nineties.

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    • March 14, 2012

      Nova Starr

      and to add to your comment. dresses can be amazing. just have to find the right person to wear it. cant be pale as ass and tan as toast. lol also where do you think 90s got there fashion from? lord forbid it not be the 80s *gasp* lets think shit through -.-“

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  • March 14, 2012

    Nova Starr

    I adore rainbow clothing but not tye dye and striped rainbow bothers me too. I pull it off very well without looking Gay. :] (although im bi) but yes moderation is key to pull it off. Also Gradiant rainbow is what makes rainbow look fabulous :]

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