by Marianne Dabir
What happens when basic blue gets an edgy, pigment-rich overhaul? It becomes a statement-making shade of ultraviolet-a bold choice that's totally on-trend this season. Falling somewhere between deep azure and rich purple on the color spectrum, it's an unexpectedly chic choice that's guaranteed to turn heads. Check out Ashley Tisdale and Katy Perry, who both took this shade for a spin with two gorgeous-yet totally different-dresses.
Katy Perry and Ashley Tisdale
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Rocking glossy curls and an elegant A-line silhouette, Katy is serving up retro, '40s-inspired glamour with a timely twist. The rose appliqués are unmistakably feminine, and the tea-length hem adds a demure balance to the sheer, lace top. The skirt, however, is crafted out of pleated leather, which keeps her ensemble current and cool. Aside from being completely chic, her monochromatic look was completely in-tune with the blue-themed Smurfs 2 premiere.
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Ashley's floaty summer frock takes on not one, but two hot trends. The sheer bodice is crafted out of chiffon, which lets her crop top peek through. Sandals would be an obvious choice to finish off the ensemble, but we love how she went for the unexpected by anchoring her outfit with fashion-forward ankle boots. Since the intricate ocean-inspired embroidery and higher neckline take center-stage, the only accents required are a luxe watch and beachy waves.
Although both stars do this hue justice, only one can be the winner. Who do you think takes this faceoff? Cast your vote here, and tell us about your pick in the comments, too!
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by Marianne Dabir