Move over, millennial pink — it’s about lilac now. All year, lilac has been the “it” color of choice for Hollywood celebrities and real-life royals.Most recently, Julia Roberts stepped out on the red carpet in a lilac suit by Givenchy, the same label behind Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. Roberts matched with her longtime Hollywood stylist, Elizabeth Stewart. Earlier in October, Kate Middleton was spotted wearing a lilac wool crepe A-line dress by Emilia Wickstead. Similar to Roberts, Naomi Watts sported a menswear-style lilac suit at the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize event in New York. And earlier this spring, Victoria Beckham wore a lilac suit while spending time in her hometown of London.Lilac is the perfect shade between pink and purple. In 2017, the color craze was millennial pink. This year, Pantone designated the 2018 color of the year as “ultra violet.” Lilac, however, is defined as a “pale pinkish-violet color,” which is nestled perfectly in between both shades.The Guardian described lilac best as a “mature pink.” Pink is often reminiscent of a girl’s youth and childhood, whereas lilac is the color of her adulthood. This is especially visible in Vanity Fair‘s July 2003 cover story, “Raining Teens,” which featured the top young Hollywood talent of the time across film and television. These young teen royals included Hilary Duff, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Alexis Bledel, Amanda Bynes, Mandy Moore, Raven-Symoné, and Evan Rachel Wood. At the top of their careers, the stars — whose ages ranged from 16 to 17 years old — each wore pink for the cover in front of a blush-pink backdrop. In 2018, lilac is a color synonymous with maturity, worn by sophisticated women including Amal Clooney, who wore a lilac Atelier Versace gown to the 74th Venice Film Festival. The color sits nicely in the pastel family among baby blues, mints, and periwinkle. It still looks fresh, but not childish. Plus, fashion labels Rodarte and Salvatore Ferragamo included lilac gowns and blouses in their Spring 2019 collections, signifying that this trend is far from over. Keep in mind, when you’re shopping for lilac apparel, look for items with clean lines and simple silhouettes. It will allow the color to truly shine. Ahead, see celebrities rock lilac frocks, gowns, and suits, and then shop for lilac work dresses, silky evening gowns, winter puffer coats, and more to find the look that suits you best.Yahoo Lifestyle may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Kendall Jenner smolders in season’s hottest puffer coat: Steal her style starting at $45 • Old Navy’s Sherpa coat is the only one you need for fall — and it’s under $100 • Meghan Markle wears the season’s best transitional coat—shop the look starting at $50Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Some of the biggest names in Hollywood stepped out on Monday night to celebrate the fourth annual InStyle Awards.The event, held at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, was a celebration of the year’s biggest talents in hair, beauty and fashion.Oscar-winner Julia Roberts accepted the Style Icon award while Meghan Markle’s wedding gown designer, Givenchy’s creative director Claire Waight Keller, was named Fashion Designer of the Year.Actress and comedian Rebel Wilson walked the red carpet wearing a custom design by Givenchy to celebrate her stylist, Elizabeth Stewart.During an interview, Wilson discussed the importance of her design, as high fashion labels like the French fashion house begin to manufacture size-inclusive clothing.ALSO SEE: Pregnant Meghan Markle dazzles in diamonds and designer gown for Fiji evening engagement“I think the last big couture piece that [Givenchy artistic director] Clare Waight Keller did was Meghan Markle‘s wedding dress,” Wilson told PEOPLE. “And now she’s making me a dress so that’s kind of amazing just in and of itself. But then factor in the fact that it’s Givenchy – an amazing Paris fashion house — I’m a bit shocked how it all happened but really grateful. I think it’s a really cool move that they’re being inclusive with someone like me.”Wilson continued, “I could be wrong but Givenchy normally makes sample sizes, and obviously, I’m not sample size. I don’t know if they’ve ever made a plus-size couture dress before, they may have, but my stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, told me, ‘This is a massive deal.’ She’s never heard of them doing something like this.’”The actress is hopeful that her custom look won’t be the last and that more labels will follow suit.“I’m the average size and the average height of an American woman,” she said. “There’s so many more people who look like me than a fashion model so this is an awesome, positive move that Givenchy is doing by being inclusive of someone like me.”Check out our gallery of the InStyle Awards red carpet!Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.Check out Yahoo Canada’s podcast, Make It Reign — our hot takes on all things royals in a non-stuffy way — on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
Famously silent (and social media-less) Julia Roberts covers the October 2015 issue of Allure (hair and makeup by Serge Normant and Genevieve Herr), and she speaks out about working in Hollywood’s A-list boys’ club and her famous smile. Just recently, the actress was spotted onstage dancing with Taylor Swift — an unexpected move from someone who’s typically so private. Julia Roberts speaks out in the October 2015 issue of Allure.