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July 20, 2018updated May 22, 2020

How to Wear Lemon and Lime this Season

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.

Yellow and electric green can be daunting colors to wear, but we think the best time to give them a try is when you have a hint of a summer glow. At Carolina Herrera, a gauzy dress with structured bodice would be well suited for a wedding—you’ll certainly pop in the photo album.

Designer Brandon Maxwell rose to fame in recent years thanks to his flawless tailoring, beautiful silhouettes and pieces designed for women to actually wear. This jumpsuit would be work-appropriate with a blazer on top and is dressy enough for evening. Just add a fabulous brooch and you’re good to go.

At Tom Ford, different colors of head-to-toe jaguar print walked the runway. We love the tiered halter dresses, which are high fashion when worn with the matching tights, but could be just as gorgeous worn barefoot at a chic beachside restaurant. Delpozo’s feminine, ruffled dress is absolutely dreamy, and the asymmetrical hem lends a slight edge to the look.

Yellow not your color? For clothing, maybe. But fancy-colored yellow diamonds suit everyone. Graff’s Abstract earrings feature different shapes of fancy-yellow diamonds and LJWest’s cocktail ring has a staggering 16.78-carat fancy-vivid-yellow diamond.

Delpozo ruffled dress, $2,800, available online at

Tom Ford lime silk jaguar-print dress, $5,280, tights, $160, available at Tom Ford in New York, +1 212 359 0300,

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Brandon Maxwell stretch-crepe jumpsuit in neon green, $1,995, available at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, +1 212 753 4000,

Carolina Herrera sun yellow cocktail dress, $2,990, available at Carolina Herrera in New York, +1 212 249 6552,

LJWest ring in platinum with 16.78-carat fancy-vivid-yellow diamond and 2.16 carats white diamonds, price on request, available at Cellini Jewelers in New York, +1 212 888 0505,

Graff Abstract earrings in platinum and 18K white gold with 44.48 carats fancy-yellow
diamonds, price on request, available at Graff in New York, +1 212 355 9292,

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