Pastel hues and sherbert shades make for some beautiful colors, not to mention raise your appetite for ice cream, sorbets and snow cones. What else comes to mind when you picture feminine pastel colors?  Bouquets of flowers, spring, summer, cotton candy? Do you know what else pastel colors are certain to do? They look simply divine when worn on a fashionable, fabulous you!

What’s a stylish girl to do? Dress in pastel shades of pink, yellow, green, orange and baby blue!

Pastel colors are the family of colors which, when described in the HSV color space, have high value and low to intermediate saturation. Pastels bring bright, vivid, gorgeous colors and tone them down to a softer, soothing version of the same colors. Colors that have gone through the pastel process lack strong chromatic content, but look tender, soft and elegant when completed.


Pastel shades often have a milky or washed out tone of color, however, it is this more neutral tone of the color that gives off the innocent, playful, dainty appeal.

Pastel colors are muted, innocent, striking and real!

Pastel Fun Fact: Don’t be fooled into thinking that only females can rock pretty pastels. In the 1980s, men’s fashion saw a huge trend in the use of pastel colors. The popular NBC television police series Miami Vice popularized this male pastel trend as the show’s lead character, Sonny Crocket (Don Johnson), wore pastel shirts and suits, setting off a male fashion trend.


Pastel History Fun Fact: Pastels and pastel colors have been used by artists since the Renaissance, and gained considerable popularity in the 18th century, when a number of notable artists made pastel their primary medium

Pastel colors in fabrics also make a sensational splash on the catwalk or when you’re walking, I mean strutting, down the street!

Pastel colors are so soft and feminine, yet deliver a va va voom punch!

Pastel Beauty Tip: When dressed in pastels, an absolutely gorgeous look is to wear a minimal amount of pastel colored makeup. Pastel eye shadows and lipsticks give off a glamorous vibe, looking glam and natural, not too made up!

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Soft, feminine, delicate in pastel. Guaranteed a look that is swell! You’ll wear pastels well!

Pretty in pink – prettier in pastels!

Even if you are dressed in bold colors, perhaps neons, a stunning fashion contrast is to accessorize with pastel colors. Daring and demure!

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“Wow, you look knock-out nice in your fabulous pastel shoes!”

“Why, thank you! I one-hundred percent agree with you! I shoe do!”


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Pastel colors in fashion are the bomb! They fool you with their frilly, sensual look, but when worn on the body, the colors explode!

Pastel Fun Fact: Most gradations of pastel colors are made from pigment that tends to be dark, then mixing in near-white, which draws out a more subtle form of the original color! The final color board of pastels? A muted color masterpiece!


“You look like an absolute doll, dolling! Dressed in your festive, fashionable pastel prints!”

Spring is in the air! Pastel colors are the stylish choice to wear!


Pastel Fashion Tip: When wearing pastels, since the colors are so beautiful and soft, blending pastel colors, adding layers of pastel colors and using different pastel colors to highlight the outfit creates a head-turning look. Layers of glam, you’ll resemble a bouquet of summer flowers!

Pastel power!

When dressed in pastel colors, an elegant, light look goes a long, long way!

Be the fashion belle when dressed in pastel!

Haute couture in pastels, for sure!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two riveting Natalie North murder mystery novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her thrill of detective work and her lifelong love of fashion and style into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog, Twitter @nancymangano and her author Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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