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Ms. Brightside

Of all of the trends this season, I like neon the best. As frequent readers of this blog know, I am a sucker for color, and neon is sort of color on steroids. OK, actually, neon is a noble gas (Ne) that is used mostly to make advertising signs. The name comes from the Greek word neos, which means "new". So maybe that is why neon colors feel so au courant, so contemporary?

Even though it is only 0.0018% of the earth's atmosphere, neon is actually the fourth most abundant element in the universe. Seriously! In honor of this fun fact, I declare the next four days as Neon Week. So let it be written. So let it be done. This means every day for the rest of the week, I'll be trying out different ways to wear neon, from the most efficacious look (like a full on neon dress), to subtle ways you can incorporate the new neon into your wardrobe.             

I would like to tell you I remember where I got this dress, but there are no tags, and I have had it for years (did I inspire the trend, like The Blonde on Stylish Three?). Never fear, brights are so hot, you can find a whole color spectrum of dresses.

2/13/12 update: More neon - bright bags

2/29/12 update: Neon green isn't going anywhere - here's this dress styled for the winter

Dress: ??? But there are plenty of places to find neon, like here, and here
Shoes: Target
Earrings: the now defunct Jasmine Sola
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Mint Julep


  1. Love the dress, especially the NEON! Looks great!

  2. Anonymous6/07/2011

    Thanks for the link! You're totally right... you and I are trendsetters, end of story.

    I'm so ashamed that I don't have a single neon piece in my closet. I need to fix that ASAP. I wish I could find a dress just like yours - great cut and a great color. Too bad you don't know where it's from!

  3. @Mary Lane I have been racking my brain trying to remember, to no avail. I'll bet there is plenty of neon out there; I tried to give a few links, and I'll keep looking to see if I can find some more!

  4. Lovely colour. Maybe I'm not the biggest fan of neons but I like this. :D


  5. Wow, the color of that dress is kind of amazing! :)

  6. thanks for the science lesson! :) and that dress is SO BRIGHT and lovely. i am a sucker for brights!

    awkwardly chic

  7. i love the cut of this dress it is very flattering! i am intrigued for your little neon series of outfits!


  8. Ramon Ramon6/07/2011

    you are stellar (and so is that dress).

  9. @suzanne I felt a little Bill Nye the Science Guy there. But hey, you'd never know I struggled with chemistry! Except, oops, I just told you :)

  10. OH MY...this is such a beautiful Summer bright dress!! I love it on you. You look so chic and fabulous.

    <3 Marina

  11. omg awesome dress- i WISH i could pull of that color like you. Such fun, fab glasses too!

  12. Haha the title is so appropriate for this post.. I love seeing neon colors and I am excited to see what other bright crazy colors you will be wearing this week... WERK!

    All the best, Angel

  13. LOVE! Thanks for the science fair. Im going to totally win arguments with that fact.


  14. Neon IS a great trend for the Spring. I love this look on you! So fun

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  15. Wow, that is one neon dress and I LOVE it! This is definitely my favorite trend of the season.