I remember the feeling I got when I watched Pretty in Pink for the first time. I quietly cheered when Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) stylishly walks into her prom. After getting her heart broken, she confidently makes her entrance in a gorgeous dress she so creatively repurposed. You know the dress – the one boasting a mock neck that connects to the body with a sheer, scalloped-trim fabric and short sleeves with cold shoulder cutouts. And best of all, it was pink! At the time, I had never seen a dress quite like it before. Now, it seems that oddball Andie is setting all the trends over thirty years later here in 2017.
I got a very similar “I’m not gonna let a guy get me down” feeling when I saw this XOXO Sheath Dress as I did when I saw Andie strut her stuff. Sharing many of the same qualities as the movie’s ensemble, this dress brings Andie’s memorable look up-to-date with modern flair. For a bold, monochromatic pink look, á la Andie, pair this form-fitting dress with pink tights and pink pumps. For a contemporary vibe, throw on some black heels with ankle straps and a black clutch. With a variety of combinations to successfully style this flirty piece, you’ll be sure to stand out in your own beautiful way.
If this sheath dress isn’t your thing, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! You can still translate this eighties inspiration so that its uniquely you with the feminine pink colors and cold shoulder details that are popping up everywhere this season.
pretty pink palette
From Michael Kors to Valentino, pink stood out on recent runways, forecasting a delicate spring hue.
I would be remiss if I didn’t share all of the great products Stage is getting in this wonderful color that Molly Ringwald’s character rocked all those years ago. Be sure to stock up with pieces like this Nine West Lace Cold Shoulder Dress or this JM Studio Pleated Off the Shoulder Dress for fun and flirty looks that will add a dainty touch to your closet.
If you’re not a pink lady, don’t give Andie’s dress the cold shoulder. Take the cold shoulder trend away from her look instead!
show those shoulders
In the eighties, when everyone was sporting giant shoulder pads, Andie wasn’t afraid to do the exact opposite and bare her shoulders. Show off your sun-kissed shoulders this season with a multitude of these super trendy cold shoulder and off-the-shoulder pieces that are begging to make the cut into your wardrobe.
Personally, I love this A. Byer Off-the-Shoulder Romper because of its peek-a-boo neckline detail and pockets. If you don’t like wearing black during a season filled with every color imaginable, then perhaps this London Times Cold Shoulder Swing Dress is up your alley.
No matter what you decide to wear this spring, don’t forget to add a dash of confidence for the perfect finishing touch.