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By Susan | Comments: 4 | July 4, 2014


The colour of royalty, passion and Prince. Purple is unexpected, subtly sexy and eye catching. Wear it for maximum impact.

From lilac, through to purple and on to aubergine there is a shade of purple to suit you. I love it’s unexpectedness. It’s not available all the time and if you go looking for it, it can be elusive. It really is a statement, a pretty lilac can shine brighter than a sea full of pinks at a wedding, a purple dress clash magnificently with the red carpet, grapes and plums steal an unexpected limelight and match beautifully with silver.

While I sometimes lament that Purple is not more readily available, I’m secretly happy that it’s just a little bit hard to find. It stops it from being ordinary.

Our Pinterest board celebrates Purple in all it’s lush glory.

1- via Fashiondetails 2 – via Zanita 3 – via nestprettyThings 4 – via BracesandLaces


  • Catherine
    July 4, 2014

    Yes! What is with purple being so elusive?? I read that it’s one of those colours that people tend to wear during economic prosperity. In the 60s it was very popular and even in the decades before that. But not right now sadly. Those photos really want me sew with it more!

    • Susan Goodwin
      July 5, 2014

      I love purple, it’s so rich and beautiful and just different. Perhaps purple got swallowed by the pervasiveness of pink?

  • Pips
    July 5, 2014

    Oh. My. Goodness. I need a purple Liberty dress, and I think I know just where to find the fabric. Thanks for the inspiration! Pips x

    • Susan Goodwin
      July 5, 2014

      I think we all need Purple Liberty dresses!

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