2011: The Year in Color

2011: The Year in Color
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 14, 2011

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Estelle attends Us Weekly’s 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers of 2011 in a retro-style, color-blocked gown.

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June Ambrose looks killer backstage at the Zac Posen runway show in a hot pink double-breasted suit! Take notes on how she fearlessly tops off her look with a red floppy.

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Another winning look at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards was Liya Kebede in a stunning, tonal yellow suit dress by Cushnie et Ochs.

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Chanel Iman brightens up the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in a turquoise cut-out shoulder gown by BCBGMAXAZRIA.

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If there’s anyone that can teach you how to mix and match color, it’s celeb stylist June Ambrose. She’s a fashion risk-taker in this turquoise head wrap paired with tangerine fur.

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Iman knows how to pick the perfect colors to complement her tall frame. The supermodel pairs a beautiful blue silk blouse with a golden midi skirt at The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner. Love it!

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All eyes were on this glam princess at the WGSN Fashion Awards, decked out in a yellow draped dress and a fur bolero.

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This Noisette songstress loves loud colors. Here, she brings it bold in a yellow belted blazer and funky leopard satchel.

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Garcelle, at ‘The Help’ premiere in LA, needs no help when it comes to fashion. Her canary yellow blouse and electric blue trousers are a winning combination.

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Solange Knowles knows color. This pleated mini dress with a shock of blue rocks at Lord & Taylor’s Fashion’s Night Out.

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Eva Marcille sure knows how to pick ‘em. She wears an electric blue mini by Naven to OK! Magazine Toasts Hollywood’s Sexiest Singles event. Good choice!

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This sheer angel-sleeve dress is the perfect shade against Estelle’s beautiful complexion. This London girl is always well-dressed.

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Stepping out in style in London, Jennifer Hudson looks darling in a striped baby-doll dress with non-traditional cobalt blue stripes.

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At the Latin Grammys, Zoe Saldana spices up the carpet in a rich green sequined gown.

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At the second annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert, Kerry Washington wears a jaw-dropping jewel-toned Gucci dress.

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Vanessa Simmons wears a beautiful color block skirt to the VH1 Save the Music Awards.

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Selita Ebanks also plays with hints of green in a flouncy graphic print skirt.

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Here’s three distinct ways to wear color: printed, solid or color-blocked. Zoe Saldana and her sisters work them well.

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Jenell Williams, in a pink plunging neckline gown, poses with the legendary model Bethann Hardison and Ubah Hassan.

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True fashion chameleon LaLa Anthony wears a color-blocked mini that is practically camouflaged on the carpet at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

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Gabrielle Union brought the heat to Miami Beach Art Basel in this leather hot pink mini.

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Beyonce announced her pregnancy in style, wearing a bold orange one-shoulder Lanvin gown.

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Alek Wek attends the opening of the Beauty Culture photography space in LA, wearing a graphic-colored silk gown. This dress easily brightens things up.

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The combination of red and leather is hot, and Selita Ebanks is just that at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Models Atuai Deng and Jordan Dunn work print and solid looks fabulously at a Modelinia event.

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