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OR WHAT seems like eter­nity, “or­ange” has been the fu­ture — but now it’s the fash­ion. Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the set­ting sun in that mag­i­cal hour beloved by cock­tail drinkers, the colour that ex­udes well-be­ing has fi­nally earned a place in re­sort col­lec­tions from here to Palm Beach.

And you have noth­ing to fear. Whether opt­ing for shades of sat­suma or tones of tan­ger­ine, word is that the colour suits all skin tones and will add a hint of joie de vivre to a lack-lustre wardrobe.

It has cer­tainly been put to good use by the houses of De La Renta, Alexan­der McQueen, Roberto Cavalli and Stella McCart­ney. And where they ven­ture on the Pan­tone chart, the high-street is sure to fol­low, so you have got full-blast Jaffa-swathed dresses at House of Fraser, Lo­varni and The Vestry and more of a tequila sun­rise ef­fect from Betty Bar­clay and oth­ers who pre­fer a paucity of pump­kin.

Granted, it may ini­tially take bot­tle to put on a high-vis­i­bil­ity dress, as there is an in­nate fear of re­sem­bling a) an Easyjet crew mem­ber or b)aTan­gospokesper­son.Bu­taswith that­set­ting­sun,there­are­de­greesof or­ange — and un­like pink, or­ange is a uni­sex colour.

My friend Laura, who rarely de­vi­ates from a black en­sem­ble, was talked into pur­chas­ing an or­ange jacket to go with a Jack­son Pol­lock­splash­pat­tern­dress­forher­brother’s wed­ding. “It was a hold-your-breath mo­ment,” she says, but the crowd loved it.

Paired­with­nude­or­black­fornight­time and white or turquoise for day, the best way to wear or­ange is with gold ac­ces­sories, which will con­jure up a sun­set mo­ment for ev­ery­one you pass. As an ex­tra rea­son to wear or­ange, Myeloma UK urges us to “go or­ange” from June 21 to 28. To help raise aware­ness of this blood can­cer, see www.myeloma.org.uk/get-in­volved

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