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The Word of the Day Is Monochromatic

Jul 6 2014 - 8:00am

One note? Boring? Not how these ladies do it. Whether it's preferring a single palette for a string of appearance as Nicola Peltz did in white Stella McCartney [1] dresses or sticking to one color from head to toe like Gemma Arterton's scarlet Prabal Gurung [2] set, monochrome is definitely having a moment.

And it's no wonder! Nothing represents the easy, laid-back aesthetic we favor for Summer like one clean wash of hue. Then again, as some women prove, there's nothing wrong with a bright pop of color. See all the looks we loved on some very chic ladies.

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton wore the color of the week [3] when she arrived to the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in Prabal Gurung [4]'s bright separates.

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley [5] gave Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money in gold Mary Janes that complemented her metallic Simone Rocha [6] number at the London Begin Again photocall.

Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse's blush Burberry [7] Prorsum slip dress nearly blended in with her skin tone for a sexy effect at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party.

Kerry Washington

At the BET Awards, clever Kerry Washington didn't compete with her Dolce & Gabbana [8] dress's floral pattern, instead accessorizing the print with white pumps, a green clutch, and coral nails.

Nicola Peltz

Nicola Peltz doubled down on cool, white Stella McCartney [9] dresses when she wore her second of the week [10] to the Berlin Transformers: Age of Extinction press conference.


Zendaya looked pretty in a matching pink Emanuel Ungaro [11] set while attending a book-launch dinner for Letters, to Men I Have Loved.

Jennifer Lopez

Silver tartan added extra curve appeal to Jennifer Lopez [12]'s LBD and black stiletto combo at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party.

Chloë Moretz

Chloë Moretz arrived for the Saturn Awards in a graphic Dolce & Gabbana [13] party dress. So as not to compete with the mosaic lines, the actress stuck to skinny black sandals and kept the accessories to a minimum.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel stepped off the runway and into the front row at Menswear Fashion Week, wearing a more modest [14] yet still skin-baring ensemble by Christian Dior [15].

Naomie Harris

Still, there are exceptions to every rule, and Naomie Harris turned to one of our favorite styling tricks and added pop of color via Casadei [16] pumps to her pretty Vivienne Westwood [17] design at a Virgin Atlantic bash.

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