Julia Roberts' Rainbow Dress & Jacket Looked So Different On The Valentino Spring 2019 Runway
Although it was only two months ago, it seems like it's been forever since designers debuted their spring lineups during Paris Fashion Week. And even though we'll still need to wait until next season for the new collections to hit the market, that doesn't mean the runway looks will shy away from the limelight any time soon. Case in point: Julia Roberts wore a rainbow dress and jacket plucked from Valentino's Spring 2019 collection on Mon. afternoon, proving vibrant colors might be worth experimenting with stat.
The actor was photographed in New York City wearing the cool, '70s-inspired piece: a multi-colored, chevron-print dress with long, billowy sleeves, a high neck, and a flowing hemline. Although a rainbow print sounds overwhelming in theory, Roberts' effortless look showed off the true versatility of bold color combinations. The actor paired the lively piece with pointed black ankle boots by Chloe Gosselin and pink-toned Ray-Bans in a classic aviator shape. She styled her hair in texturized waves that sat in an effortlessly undone side part.
The iconic actor's look was created in collaboration with her longtime stylist and friend, Elizabeth Stewart. The two have been working together for years and even walked the carpet side by side at the Instyle Awards, sporting matching lilac suits.
Celebrities tend to recreate runway looks in ways that are all their own, just like Roberts did with this unique Valentino number. When the dress originally hit the runway in Sept., the model wore it with a matching rainbow trench, flat brown sandals, and horseshoe-shaped gold earrings. The designer let the vivid shades in the outfit do all the talking, adding neutral touches like simple shoes and minimal jewelry.
Instead of combining the two colorful pieces to create a layered look, Roberts opted to wear each item separately. Keeping her shoes and sunglasses the same, Roberts' swapped the midi-dress for its trench coat counterpart later in the day Mon. She toned it down by adding a black turtleneck, form-fitting black pants, and layered, colorful necklaces.
The actor is no stranger to color, often donning bold hues like fuchsia, lavender, and powder blue. In fact, she even experimented with pink hair earlier this year.
In a single day, Roberts demonstrated just how wearable rainbow can be (and twice, at that). While you'll have to wait until next season to pick up Roberts' exact Valentino look, The Zoe Report went ahead and rounded up the coolest rainbow pieces on the market right now. Spoiler alert: They're just as elegant as they are fun to look at. Shop them all, ahead.
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Puffers are a good way to look stylish while keeping warm this winter, and this pink one comes with an additional rainbow belt. Cinch your coat at the waist for a pop of bold color or wear it all on its own.
Eleanor Multi Colored Knit Sweater
Spice up a pair of relaxed-fitting jeans by adding this colorful knit, a comfortable pair of sneakers, and thick gold hoops.
Striped Ribbed Wool-Blend Turtleneck Sweater
Layer this striped turtleneck under a black blazer, add leather pants, and complete the look with patent leather booties.
The Parfait Bag
This trendy bag is the perfect addition to a simple outfit, and just big enough to fit all of the essentials for a night out.
Bain Cropped Striped Cotton Top
This soft, cotton top is a major upgrade from your over-worn graphic t-shirt.
Rainbow Ear Cuff
Nervous about the rainbow trend? Start small with this dainty ear cuff.