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Pink Outfits: How to Wear 2023’s Hottest Fashion Trend

Shanina Shaik in pink for Vogue Arabia, June 2022. Photo: Greg Swales

Pink outfits aren’t just a fleeting fad this year. Across numerous social platforms, a fervor is spreading–a quest for the most stunning new pieces in pink that have captured the crowd’s attention. From shades of light pink outfits to deep fuchsia pink blazer outfits, we’re seeing it all. While some are rifling through their closets to find any scraps of pink they can, others are splurging at their favorite stores, trying to pick up new pink outfits to amp up their Instagram feeds to fit the hottest fashion trend.

It all started when Greta Gerwig’s latest film Barbie dropped, featuring Margot Robbie as the iconic doll, and Ryan Gosling as none other than Ken. Barbie’s style is undeniably synonymous with pink, and her 2023 comeback has birthed the #Barbiecore trend, propelling the prominence of pink outfits in the world of fashion. 

Margot Robbie brought Barbie to life, serving all-pink aesthetics that featured some major pink outfits, all curated by her stylist Andrew Mukamal. From fuchsia Valentino polka dots, to vintage Chanel and rosy Prada bag accessories, she has painted the town apologetically pink, giving millions of fans across the globe enough inspiration to embrace their very own “Barbie Summer”.

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There’s no Barbie without pink, and Margot Robbie is sure to embrace this quintessential color. Here is her recreation of Barbie’s pink party dress.

Why is everyone wearing pink outfits?

This season, vibrant pink has taken center stage on both runways and red carpets, adding a welcome burst of color to our lives and clothing choices. At the forefront of this vibrant upsurge is Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino. His visionary curation sparkled at Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2022 runway, show held in March. Drawing inspiration from Elsa Schiaparelli’s iconic shocking pink, Piccioli showcased his creative prowess by distilling it into a singular, captivating hue. The Spring/Summer 2022 collections also showcased a remarkable prevalence of pink, with notable contributions from fashion houses Prada, Giorgio Armani, Moschino, Alexander McQueen, and Chanel. 

Pink outfits have also commanded attention on the red carpet, with celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen stepping out in a Nicole & Felicia Couture gown, Queen Rania making an appearance in a soothing pink lace number, and Egyptian beauty Yasmine Sabri loading up the ‘gram with all-pink looks too. What’s more, male celebrities like Justin Bieber and Travis Barker have also embraced the power of pink.

Let’s take a plunge into how notable figures around the world are embracing Barbiecore in the real world and how they’ve styled their pink on pink outfits.

Celebrities rocking a total pink outfit trend this season

Queen Rania Al Abdullah stuns in a floral light pink dress.

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Kim Kardashian shows off her sculpted silhouette in a sheer lace pink bodysuit from her SKIMS x FENDI collection.

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Photo: kimkardashian

Huda Kattan rocks a bodycon hot pink party dress.

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Egyptian actor Yasmine Sabri twirls in a coral pink gown.

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Photo: yasmine_sabri

Lebanese Barbie? Razane Jammal wears a pink backless gown with a pink clutch at a wedding.

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Deema Al Asadi gives pink outfits a street style spin in an oversized striped shirt and pop pink Valentino accessories.

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Model Rawdah Mohamed walks the runway for Baum und Pferdgarten in a long checkered pink set featuring a light pink blazer outfit and pink pants.

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid lounges in a baby pink knitted T-shirt and matching pants.

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Dorra Zarrouk stuns in a one-shoulder pink party dress.

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Vogue Arabia’s guide to rocking pink outfits for every mood and moment

When to wear pink outfits

Pink is the ultimate attention-grabber, whether you’re going all-in with a head-to-toe ensemble, dazzling in a Barbie-worthy gown, or simply adding a touch of drama with trendy accessories. From casual wear to formal attire, pink can be adapted to suit various occasions and moods, making it a color that transcends trends and seasons. It also plays well with others, creating endless possibilities for stunning combinations. Discovering the perfect pink for your skin tone doesn’t have to be a complex puzzle. It’s as easy as holding up a pink item to your face and trusting your instincts. If it lights up your complexion and makes your eyes sparkle, then that shade of pink is a winner for you. If the bold hue isn’t your color, there are softer shades of pink outfits and accessories worth investing in. For timeless elegance, pair pink with classic black or white. To infuse a hint of contrast and shimmer, embrace metallics, blues, or experiment with different shades of pink. And let’s not forget the visual magic the color brings to photos and videos – it’s a go-to choice for anyone looking to make a splash on their Instagram feeds. So, whether you’re making a bold statement or adding a subtle hint of pink, get ready to shine and leave a lasting impression.

What color goes with pink outfits?

Pink is a versatile color, and the colors that go well with a pink outfit depend on the shade of pink you’re wearing and the look you want to achieve. Remember that personal style and the specific shade of pink you’re wearing will influence your color choices. Experiment with different combinations to find what suits you best, and makes you feel your most confident. Here are some perfect pairings of what we think would complement your pink outfit.

Sophistication in dark tones: Pairing your pink outfit with cool, dark colors like black and navy exudes sophistication and a sense of safety.

Heating Things Up with reds and oranges: To turn up the heat, consider mixing your pink outfit with fiery red or vibrant orange for a bold and eye-catching combination.

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Mandy Moore wears a pink outfit with a bold red skirt. Photo:

Understated elegance with gray: Add a touch of understated elegance by combining your pink outfit with a shade of grey.

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Hailey Bieber adds a chic grey blazer to her pink outfit for a casual look. Photo:

Professional touch with beige: Soften your look and give it a professional tone by incorporating beige into your pink outfit.

Natural harmony with green: For a natural and balanced palette, mix pink with shades of green, creating a pleasing contrast.

Attention-grabbing cobalt blue: If you want to command attention, teaming your pink outfit with cobalt blue is a striking choice.

Fresh and crisp with white: For a classic and fresh appearance, pair pink with traditional white.

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid pairs her pink shirt with a white corset and pants. Photo:

Add richness with metallic accents: Elevate your look by using silver or gold accents, creating an elegantly rich appearance.

Playful patterns with solids: Explore prints or patterns that incorporate the color pink and wear them alongside solid-colored pieces for a dynamic pink outfit

How to wear pink-on-pink outfits

Whoever said you can’t have too much of a good thing never tried an all-pink outfit!  Whether you’re slipping into a pink dress for a casual day or donning a pink evening gown for a grand occasion, either way, you’ll shine. Here are some pink outfit ideas that will have you looking runway ready this season.

Pink blazer outfit with white jeans: Embrace the pink outfit trend with a pink blazer paired with fitted white pants for a smart and stylish look that exudes confidence and sophistication.

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Double-breasted piped wool-blend bouclé-tweed jacket, Alessandra Rich

Pink wedding guest dress: Why not wear show up in pink wedding guest dress? Ensure all eyes are on you in a stunning pink midi dress, with its perfect fit and twirl-worthy skirt.

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Belted guipure lace midi dress, Oscar De La Renta

Casual pink dress outfit: A midi dress that effortlessly combines comfort and style is a wardrobe essential for every woman. If you already own a classic mini dress, why not add a touch of playfulness with a pink one?

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Cutout ribbed-knit midi dress, Frame

Pink party dresses: If you’re in the mood for an extravagant, jaw-dropping dress to steal the spotlight at that special event, then these pink dresses below are worth every penny of the splurge.

This chiffon pink mini dress is your ticket to an evening of elegance, where you’ll shine as the true star of the show.

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Mallorie embellished cape-effect crepe and silk-chiffon mini dress, Safiyaa

This Gauge 81 pink mini shirt dress would be perfect for a picturesque summer look. Pair it with some pink pumps (or not), and oversized sunglasses, and you’re all set to make a statement.

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Naha wrap-effect silk mini shirt dress, Gauge81

Jumpsuits are versatile and can be dressed up or down for various occasions. This light pink jumpsuit can transition seamlessly from casual daytime wear to chic evening attire with the right accessories.

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Cinema Jumpsuit in Satin, L’idee

Slipping into a fitted pink dress is a surefire way to elevate your look and leave a lasting impression.

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Embellished Mini Dress in Bouclé Fabric, Self-Portrait

Wearing a fringed pink outfit is a mood elevator. It brings an air of festivity and celebration to your day, so  choose this pink fringed top by Norma Kamali for the perfect pink look.

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Pink Fringed Slip Bra Top, Norma Kamali

How to make every step a fashion statement

We’ve all been there, staring at a perfectly planned outfit, unsure about the right shoes to complete it. On those occasions, just reach for your vibrant hot pink heels.

For your evening soirée, don the trending Mach & Mach pumps – the ultimate choice to elevate your style when paired with a stunning pink evening gown.

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Triple Heart crystal-embellished satin pumps, Mach & Mach

These pink Timberland boots will add the pop of color you’re looking for in your outfit.

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Quilted velvet ankle boots, Jimmy Choo + Timberland

Pink heels are attention grabbers and the perfect choice to liven up your outfit.

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Just Loubi 85 neon leather-trimmed iridescent PVC mules, Christian Louboutin

These pink ballerina shoes are a go-to choice when you want to look put-together without sacrificing comfort.

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Rockstud bow-detailed leather-trimmed satin ballet flats, Valentino Garavani

Pink pumps are versatile as can be, elevating your style from casual to chic with every step, and adding a pop of color and a dash of drama to any outfit.

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Dalida PVC platform sandals, Amina Muaddi

What accessories to wear with a pink dress

Pink accessories are like confetti for your outfit – they add that fun, playful twist that makes your style uniquely you. They can turn even the most serious ensemble into a fiesta. For those days when you want to make a statement, go big with your pink accessories. Here are some ideas to unleash the power of pink accessories and take your outfit to the next level!

Pink earrings are the perfect way to add a touch of femininity, charm, and playfulness to your look.

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Heart-crystal spike-stud clip-on earrings, Alessandra Rich

Rock the Jacquemus Le Chiquito with a pair of dazzling pink pants and a matching pink blazer. Get ready to turn heads and own the total pink-on-pink look with flair and pizzazz.

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Le Chiquito Long leather tote, Jacquemus

Not only have pink outfits proven to be a timeless and versatile choice in the world of fashion, the color has also moved beyond old-fashioned stereotypes and now stands for confidence, self-expression, and inclusivity. Pink outfits are all the rage this year because they’re incredibly versatile and empower those who wear them. Getting on board with this trend is simple – just add a touch of pink to your wardrobe that matches your style. Don’t be shy about adding some pink to your clothing collection. Start by adding a subtle pink accessory or go full-on by embracing a bold pink statement piece.Whether you’re wearing pink for its aesthetic appeal, its symbolism, or simply because it makes you feel good, pink outfits will continue to hold a special place in the world of fashion.

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