The New Purple

To honor late legend Prince, Pantone has released a new custom color: Love Symbol #2. Named after the singer-songwriter’s iconic emblem and inspired by his signature Yamaha piano and film, Purple Rain, the deep shade of purple perfectly captures the spirit of the master musician.

Printed color is different than real cloth. Allowing for this, here’s a sampling of purples you’ll see going forward. Think royal.


Left: Georganne Off-the-Shoulder Silk Top– Definitely gala even worn with jeans. Silk crepe de chine, elastic neckline, super full sleeves. Bottom edge ruffle. $398.00

Right: St. John Collection Lightweight Cowl Neck Blouse: Patrician. Long, bell sleeves. Satiny triacetate/polyester.  Sale $446.00 


Left: Christopher Kane Crustal Mesh Pleated Skirt: Dark and arty. A high waist adorned with crystal mesh, a pleated design, a sheer construction; mid-length. $40% off at $657.00

Center: Solace London Asymmetric Leather Noe Skirt– Something of a show stopper. Ruffled hem with sculptural quality. Button and concealed zipper fastening at front. Lined. 40% off at $429.00 

Right: High Waisted Midi Skirt with Pockets: A warm weather staple. Swingy, umbrella skirt. Polyester/spandex. Back zipper closure. Machine wash, tumble dry. $15.59

Not Shown: ASOS Scallop Hem Mini Skirt $32.00 

Dresses left to right

Slimming Chiffon Dress: Float through an evening. Thin layer of chiffon shows off your body, but softens the outline. Halter-style neck. Exposed zipper closure at center back. Hits above the knee at shortest point 37″ Maxi length at longest point 58″ Viscose/nylon with polyester overlay. $89.00

A.L.C. “Sorrento” Plisse Dress: On trend model. V neckline; gathered front with cutout. Short flutter sleeves. Fit-and-flare silhouette. Square back. Midi length. Polyester. $795.00

Ramy Brook Ava Ruched Midi Dress: Flattering silhouette. Crossover strapless bodice. Concealed side zipper closure. Shirred waistband. Curved hemline. Polyester. $445.00

Ramy Brook Marti Ruched-Back Dress– Really soft and pretty. Ruffled round neck.  Ruched waistband. Rounded hem. Adjustable ruching at back. Lower back cutout. Shirred detail throughout. Concealed side zipper with snap placket closure. Polyester. $425.00

Not Shown: Chelsea 28 Off the Shoulder Dress  Sale $74.49

Not Shown: Misa Giada Ruffled Mini Dress $290.00

Inexpensive Gowns

Left: Multi-layered Evening Dress– Lose and somehow casual in style. Dinner at home? Sale $37.89 

Center: Long Sleeve Button Front Shirt Dress: How to make shirting sexy. Buttons, slit; turn down collar. Polyester. $33.00 

Right: Purple Lace A-Line Dress: Feminine, not fussy. Deep neck, slit pockets; structured. Looks ore expensive. Sale  $57.99 

Not Shown: Chiffon Maxi Dress  Sale $56.71


Left: xRevove Cherri Jumpsuit by Amanda Uprichard: Sexy and sassy. Polyester blend jumpsuit. Wired neckline and boned bodice. Side slant pockets. Detachable belt with crystal embellished buckle closure. Hidden back zipper closure. Body measures approx 21″ in length. Sale $79.00.

Right: Jane Abstract-print Midi Dress by Bower: Fresh looking. Lightweight poplin. Round neckline. Darted waist, flared midi-length hem. Front placket, mother-of-pearl buttons. $266.00 

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.