Kate Middleton’s Neon Green Dress Is Right In Line With 2019’s Biggest Color Trend
Bright, bold, and blindingly cool, slime green is officially here to stay for another season. Though the poppy neon hue has been around for quite some time, it arguably picked up traction (and an avid celebrity fanbase) early last year, with stars like Rihanna and Kourtney Kardashian, who are known for their out-of-the-box dressing approach, jumping on board early on. But, as it turns out, the daring shade can also look incredibly polished. Case in point: Kate Middleton's neon green dress, which is officially the most refined way to work 2019's biggest color trend into your wardrobe.
The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her vibrant, cheerful wardrobe — one that's chock-full of bright blues, vivid magentas, and soft purples. She's certainly no stranger to color, but on Feb. 5, she shocked the fashion-obsessed — in the best way possible, of course — when she stepped out for an event wearing a slime green dress. That's right, the color trend that might conjure up thoughts of, well, slime, is now officially royalty-approved.
Middleton's dress, which hails from Eponine London, is certainly daring, namely due to its color, but it's still elegant and sophisticated. The piece is designed with long sleeves (perfect for the chilly London temperatures), has two practical front pockets, and hits just above the knee, deeming it the perfect winter dress. The most noteworthy thing about it? How effortlessly it marries '60s charm with an of-the-moment color trend.
In typical Middleton fashion, she accessorized her poppy getup with more toned-down accessories, including black tights and a pair of super-trendy L.K. Bennett lace-up ankle boots. Middleton completed the look with her go-to heart-shaped diamond earrings for a touch of sparkle and a simple, black Mulberry clutch.
The duchess wore her hair down, with the ends curled ever-so-slightly for added volume. It appears as though she played off of the green theme when choosing her makeup, opting for a dark, verdant eyeshadow on her lids, keeping it neutral on her lips and cheeks.
The history of slime green is an interesting one that can be traced back to the 19th century. It wasn't until last Fashion Month, however, that it arguably hit its stride. At that time, celebrities known for their eclectic style (namely Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, and Priyanka Chopra) quickly worked the bright hue into their outfits.
But, certain trends, even the bolder ones, have a way of finding their way into just about everyone's wardrobe — to some degree, that is — with Middleton's neon green dress being the latest example. Ready to try out the eye-catching shade? Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite slime-colored pieces, all of which are sure to earn the duchess' stamp of approval.
Shop The Trend
Neon Floral-Print Silk-Blend Satin Midi Dress
This stunning dress is rendered in a vibrant apple-green hue, but the addition of the pretty, pink roses tones it down a notch. It's the ideal find if you're looking for something edgy but still polished.
Belted V-Neck Cotton Cardigan
& Other Stories
This & Other Stories cardigan is designed in a darker green, but it's still within the "slime" realm. In other words, it's the ideal pick if you want a bright color that's not too blinding.
Green Mini Hortensia Leather Bag
If you're not ready to fully commit to color, try working the neon shade into your look with elevated accessories. This mini leather bag by Wandler is an easy, effortless way to add a dash of slime green into your ensemble.
Belted Ruffled Tech-Jersey Mini Skirt
This vibrant-green mini skirt is sure to catch everyone's eye, but it's still a bit more toned down than other "slime" green pieces on the market. Style it with a simple tee or go bold in a patterned blouse.