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Not a fan of bold prints though you're a fan of graphic patterns? The two-tone dress loved by Princess Diana is your style antidote

Not a fan of bold prints though you're a fan of graphic patterns? The two-tone dress loved by Princess Diana is your style antidote

Text: Jolene Khor


Can't make up your mind? Juggling two personalities? You're set with the dual tone dress

As the saying goes, "If it's good enough for Princess Diana, it's good enough for us." Well, we're fairly certain it's a saying in Britain and in the Commonwealth anyway, so we're going to roll with it. The icon, ahead of her time, donned double hued dresses during much of her royal days in the 1990s, a trend that's in full swing in 2018.

It's not hard to see why — as options are abundant in our internet age (the blame goes to Tinder and online shopping... although some would say they're one and the same) picking one colour on one frock can seem a tall order for the fickle-minded. It's anxiety-inducing work. Thanks, but no thanks. Eliminating the predicament that comes with choice, bi-tone onesies do the tough job of colourblocking for you. 

See how Instagrammers whip theirs up.

1. BY STREAMLINING
Elevate the pink and red combination with white, white, white accessories. The neutral, in the presence of strong colourways, become a statement feature. Magic!

 

 

2. BY ADDITION
Emili Sindlev is a self-professed colour addict. We don't disagree; see her footwear of choice.

 

 

3. WITH A D-I-Y
Experiment on duality with a punchy-hued belt before going out hunting for a real two-tone piece that will add to your already crowded wardrobe.

 

 

4. WITH SHINE
Rules have no room here. Pleats punctuated with metallics? We bend that way. Matching mules and earrings apply.

 

 

5. BY REBELLING
Solo, Anya Ziourova's Alexander McQueen knitted dress is just that — an Alexander McQueen knitted dress. Designer Sarah Burton's studded leather harness makes being bad look hella good, a trick worth repeating.

 

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