Is lavender *the* color for summer 2023? Here are all the celebs making a case for the pastel shade

Is this purple hue about to dominate the summer trends?

lavender fashion: two models pictured in a template wearing lavender dresses alongside a picture of actress, Laura Harrier, also wearing a long lilac dress/ in a lilac and pink template
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While silver and gold dresses are having a moment on the red carpet, it seems lavender fashion could become the star of summer 2023. Here's why you need to add the pastel hue to your capsule wardrobe this season and how to wear it according to the world's A-listers...

Though it was looking like we'd all be sporting an array of metallics this spring/summer season (hello silver fashion!), pastel shades are once again creeping back into the fashion zeitgeist, with the likes of Hailee Steinfeld and Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause all rocking lavender dresses over on Instagram.

So, how can we take cues from these stars and incorporate this cool-toned purple into our own summer fits? Inspo incoming!

All the best celebrity lavender looks 

Yes, it seems we're set for a lavender-tined summer or rather a Lavender Haze—for all our Taylor Swift fans out there—with our Insta feed filled with the shade.

The runway during Paris Fashion Week was also a very similar story, with lavender making a big comeback in the new seasons' collections. So, it's a pretty safe bet that this lilac hue will be everywhere, well once the temperature starts averaging above 68F, that is. 

So, now that we know it's a big shade for 2023—how are the celebs of the world styling it IRL?

1. Hailee Steinfeld

Most recently, Hailee Steinfeld took to socials to share her all-consuming love for the color, posting a snap of herself wearing the prettiest, flower-embellished semi-sheer dress ever.

She paired her lavender dress with a matching eyeshadow look and a caption that read: "Love in lilac 🎀."

2. Laura Harrier

In January 2023, the Spider-Man: Homecoming star also shared her love of the hue, posting a snap wearing a long-sleeve lilac maxi dress—proving it's just as perfect for fall/winter as it is for spring fashion onwards!

3. Chrishell Stause

In March 2023, Chrishell stepped out in this diamante lavender mini dress, which she also paired with a cool-toned lilac eye look.

4. Simone Ashley

Now, for all our Bridgerton lovers, pastel blue and lilac are very prevalent amongst all the show's Regency fashion and clearly, Kate Sharma aka, Simone Ashley is just as much of a fan of the shades, off-set. 

6. Halle Bailey

Ariel herself is also a lover of lavender! The Little Mermaid actress shared a selfie on her Instagram, wearing a cute lilac knit cardigan. 

MIL's edit of lavender staples for summer

From our copious Insta scrolling, we've deduced that lavender and lilac dresses in particular, are popular this year, along with lavender tops and sweaters—meaning it will be very easy to incorporate into your fits. If you're feeling brave you could even opt for some lilac fun pants, to adopt as your default going out-out look...

If you're looking for a few pieces to shop ASAP, we've rounded up a few items to help you get the celeb-approved, lavender look instantly...


Mango Ruffled Detail Dress

RRP: $159.99

If you're looking for a dress that does it all, from formal to beachy and day to night, it's this one.

This dreamy ruffled maxi dress is the perfect wedding guest dress and could even work as a holiday date night look when paired with heels and blazer. Available in sizes 2 to 10


& Other Stories Drawstring Waist Blouson Sleeve Blouse

RRP: $119

If you're looking to incorporate lavender into your work capsule wardrobe or you're looking for a cute blouse to pair with jeans, it's this sheer drawstring top. Available in sizes 0 to 12.


ZARA 100% Linen Blazer 

RRP: $89.90

This lavender blazer is another great option for adding a pop of purple to your styling rotation!

Available in sizes XS to XL, but sadly XL is currently out of stock.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.