Love wearing purple? It is time for a brief history lesson. Word is that Queen Elizabeth I forbade everyone, except for her closest kins, from wearing the colour. And ever since then, purple has been associated with royalty, power and wealth for centuries. Called “the most complex of all colours,” purple stems from the rarity and cost of the dye originally used to produce it.

Fast forward to the 21st century… while the year 2018 was all about Millennial pink, but this fall, everything is coming up purple. As seen on international runways and local tastes, the orchid hue is all the rage. You can opt for an all-over colour (we do love head-to-toe, monochromatic looks), or you can easily work in a touch of lavender with your accessories. Each time you opt for a purple wash – remember you’re flaunting a royalty-approved hue.

Keep it figure-hugging

A well-fitted satin off-shoulder gown worn by the Khaani actress at the LSA’s casts a chic purple spell, we have grown to love. See how the plush colour is further accentuated by ‘mocking’ mauve eyes, tuned down by a nude lip? Take notes – it is good to go gaga with purple, but toning down with minimal jewels and bare lips comes with recommendation.

Turn around one more time!

This sophisticated purple-rich Elan creation is not just a gown, it’s a whimsical ruffled masterpiece, which makes a statement in itself. Pairing of minimal accessories and a simple hairdo does the job here; without tousling the look.

Jump the suit

If you want to declare a purple wash by going all monochromatic with the colour, a best bet would be to opt for a solid jump suit. You can add a peek or pop of contrasting colour through accessories or a bag.

Lush blooms

Carrying the essence of summer fashion but with moodier mauve blooms, which bolster into flowy silhouettes and loose apparels.

Big labels

You can’t escape the purple fever with powerhouse bands endorsing the colour of the season. Dare to show some skip in asymmetrical numbers and clinch a big label belt.

Ultra violet

As soon as Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the colour of the year in 2018, the runways, red carpets and fashion spottings debuted the covetable shade in massive rounds.