The colour that looks amazing on everyone

Call it mustard, call it chartreuse, call it plain old yellow. However you choose to describe it, this is somehow the colour that looks amazing on everyone. At least according to style maven Rachel Zoe.

“Yellow is one of those colours that intimidates people,” she said, on her style blog The Zoe Report. “It’s bright as can be and can feel challenging to pull off. Likely the last shade one with a predilection for neutrals would reach for, it’s also often overlooked by colour fanatics who instead reach for safer bolds like red or cobalt.

“The reality, however, is that yellow has the potential to look incredible on everyone – we’re talking all the skin tones – and it happens to be a major trend for summer.”

Zoe says there is a shade for every complexion. Fair-skinned fashionistas should go for a pastel shade in pale lemon or sharp sorbet. Pair white accessories for an ethereal look.

Medium and olive complexions look amazing against warm, golden tones. Think sunshine yellow, or glowy apricot shades that almost veer into ‘orange’ territory. These colours are surprisingly versatile and look great with primary coloured accessories. Add a bright green bag, chunky blue bangles, or a statement necklace and watch those heads turn.

For darker complexions, go for the most vibrant yellows money can buy. Chartreuse is always a winner, while acid-washed neon yellow is one of the hottest shades of 2017.

The right shade of yellow will brighten up the most ordinary outfit, making it perfect for those rainy summer days that Britain is famous for. What’s more, once you find your perfect hue, it will complement your skin tone to give you a summery glow that no amount of make-up can reproduce.

So what are you waiting for? Follow the lead of Rachel Zoe and the rest of the fashion set and start trawling the rails in search of the colour that looks amazing on everyone.

Seven chic plus-size brands you need to know about

If Marilyn Monroe was around today, she’d be horrified. As a woman who was celebrated for her plus-size curves, she would struggle to find flattering, fitted clothes on the High Street. Chic plus-size brands are few and far between, but a few great designers are starting to change this.

If you are sick and tired of tunic tops and leggings, read on for style maven Rachel Zoe’s pick of the most chic plus size brands of the moment…

1. ASOS Curve

One of the biggest challenges for the curvy girl is finding fashionable clothing. ASOS is great at affordable fashion for the average woman, but with ASOS Curve it is finally providing a similar service for plus-size ladies. The company’s designers are always updating the stock, so keep an eye out for your next favourite outfit.

2. Good American

Khloe Kardashian’s new denim line offers cool-girl silhouettes from sizes 00 to 24, sure to hug every curve. Unsurprisingly, these jeans have been specifically designed those of you who have a bit of junk in your trunk, so you can show off your assets like a true Kardashian!

3. Melissa McCarthy Seven7

After struggling to find red-carpet worthy clothing, actress Melissa McCarthy took matters into her own hands! Her collection offers every major staple you need, from dresses to jackets, accented with playful colours and prints. Whether you are heading to the red carpet or just painting the town red, you’ll love her party staples.

4. Carmakoma

The Scandinavian brand’s range is understated yet elevated. If you are a working woman who needs some chic dresses and separates for the office, this line is for you.

5. Elvi

Born and bred in the UK, Elvi specialises in casual separates to evening statement pieces. Furthermore, this chic brand offers everything under the sun marked with a polished, contemporary aesthetic.

6. Coco Cooper Denim

If you are looking for classic cuts from flares to skinnies, Coco Cooper Denim is a dream come true. The denim brand is the master of figure-enhancing shapes that lift and sculpt your curves.

7. Eloquii

Just a few years ago, Eloquii was being threatened with closure. However, thanks to a dedicated group of investors, it survived and thrived. The brand has won a cult following with  designs that are feminine yet fresh. If you love to flaunt your figure, this is the brand for you.

Of course, as well as these seven rising brands, you can’t forget about plus-size stalwarts such as Evans and H&M’s curve-friendly lines. However, if your plus size wardrobe needs an update, you aren’t short of designer options. Soon, you won’t have to look too far to find the sort of sexy, flattering designs would make Marilyn proud.