You may remember your brightly-coloured t-shirts and accessories that were all the rage back when you were at school, but highlighter shades are coming back in fashion in the best way thanks to some of our favourite stars.
Celebrities have been bringing back bright and bold colours onto the streets and red carpets again, adding a modern flare and elegance to bright shades that can’t be ignored. Check out some of our favourite neon dress moments from the past couple of years.
Olivia Rodrigo stunned at the 2021 BRIT Music Awards in London last May in this custom Christian Dior number. The “Driver’s License” singer accessorised the neon yellow tulle dress simply yet edgily with a thin black belt, several rings, and black nail polish.
Gemma Chan wore this jaw-dropping bright pink gown to the Academy Awards in 2019. The voluminous ruffled piece was pulled straight from Valentino’s couture catwalk earlier that year.
Tracee Ellis Ross is never one to shy away from trends, and she certainly embraced bright colours with this outfit. Ross wears a plaid button-down dress with voluminous sleeves with a cute necktie detail from SR Studio LA CA, and finished off the look with an equally bright pair of lemon yellow high heels from Schutz.
Lupita Nyong’o showed up to the NY Film Critics Circle Awards wearing a bright green dress as vibrant as her disposition. The actress kept her accessories minimal to show off the cinched waist, pleat motifs and cascading cape on the Valentino dress.
Winnie Harlow showed us how to rock a neon outfit that could totally work for everyday. The model wore a simple yet statement candy pink mini dress with matching high heels.
Jameela Jamil brought neon fashion to another level with this monochrome ensemble. She wore this Christopher John Rogers outfit, a great black-owned fashion brand, at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2019 and paired the look with matching graphic eyeliner and a neon pink lip.
Actress Lucy Hale promoted her series Katie Keene at Saks Fifth Avenue in 2020 in this all-pink outfit. She wore an elegant Kate Spade ensemble colour-matched by a Salvatore Ferragamo bag and shoes by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Kim Kardashian was seen out and about in Los Angeles in 2019 wearing this statement neon green dress with yellow and purple accents. She matched the stunning piece from Maisie Wilen with strappy green sandals and a bag from Hermes.
While muted and neutral colours are your safest bets when it comes to style, it’s always fun to play around with bold shades and bright patterns. These celebs show us how neon can transform an average look into something truly eye-catching, so don’t be afraid to reach for that highlighter-toned dress the next time you step out of the house.