Color Trend: Saffron Yellow

For all the color forecasting and Pantone proclamations, it is fun to watch what colors naturally work their way to the forefront each year. 2016 was definitely the era of millenial pink, and I don’t see that Insta-friendly shade going away any time soon, a new sunny hue is making a strong argument for the color of 2017 (the prescient Nicolette Mason made this predication over a month ago and time has proven her correct).

Saffron is a lovely warm golden yellow, and has been popping up more and more in the last couple of months.  It’s been on my radar for almost half a year now, but while the available options in plus sizes were few at the start of 2017, there are now saffron pieces aplenty:


Eloquii has really earned their reputation of being the place where you can find of-the-moment trends in plus in a timely fashion (pun intended), so it is no surprise that my round up of the best plus size options in saffron (or Primrose Yellow, as Pantone is calling it) is chock-full of pieces from Eloquii.  When I was selecting which yellow dress to get from them, I was truly spoiled by choice, and it was a challenge to choose just one.  The unique button detailing on the neckline and the perfectly dramatic bell sleeves were the deciding features of this lovely a-line number.

Tip: Size up on this dress if you are busty – the crepe fabric is non-stretch and the buttons and shoulders are pulling a bit on me in my usual size 

(I seriously can’t get over these sleeves though!)

While this color is definitely a statement in and of itself, this dress is surprisingly versatile.  I styled it for a more dressy occasion here, with my beloved United Nude Mobius wedges and a sparkly floral paillette minaudière.   All it takes is a quick swap of accessories to make this work for the office (with block heel pumps in a complementary color and a structured handbag) or the weekend (with a cropped denim jacket and striped espadrilles – bonus: this brand is known for its comfort!).

Outfit details:

Saffron button neckline dress: Eloquii

Paillette minaudière: Simply Be

Architectural wedge heels: United Nude