Lilac was a ma­jor player on the SS17 cat­walks, but as fash­ion’s most con­tro­ver­sial hue, will you suc­cumb to this sher­bet shade?

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It’s been try­ing to shake off those wed­ding guest con­no­ta­tions for years and now, thanks to Vic­to­ria Beck­ham and Er­dem, lilac is of­fi­cially the colour to be seen in this sum­mer (soz, yel­low). But how, we hear you cry, do you wear it with­out look­ing like a walk­ing, talk­ing Parma Vi­o­let? Let’s just say this trend is best worn sim­ply (read: avoid head-to-toe frills) and with min­i­mal ac­ces­sories. Love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure, you’ll find it hard to avoid this hue as it’s all over the high street. From Mango’s high-waist trousers to Top­shop’s pleated midi dress, there’s a pro­fu­sion of pas­tel pieces to choose from. Fair skin­tones should opt for stronger shades to side­step any washed-out si­tus, while darker com­plex­ions can get away with any tone that takes their sar­to­rial fancy. All to­gether now: we like to mauve it, mauve it. A pun too far? Never.

1 Trousers, £49.99, Mango 2 Ear­rings, £, Free­dom at Top­shop 3 Sun­glasses, £8, Dorothy Perkins 4 Clutch, £89, Whis­tles 5 Jump­suit, £59, Miss Sel­fridge 6 Top, £9.99, H&M 7 Dress, £9, Top­shop 8 Top, £28, Wal­lis 9 Skirt, £24.99, New Look Bou­tique 10 Mules, £5, Dorothy Perkins 11 Top, £, Miss Sel­fridge 12 Top, £9, Ware­house 13 Dress, £4, River Is­land

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