Ombré: Still Hot or Not?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen way too many bad ombré hair-dos.

I thought that ombré was going to come and go in the blink of an eye. “Oh, it’ll just be a passing fad,” I thought. Boy was I wrong!

Ombré has been really cool for a really long time. Believe or not, ombré exploded into popularity in, like, 2010 (don’t quote me on that, though).  Since then, everything from coats to crochet are sold in a variety of ombré’d colors. When done well, ombré is beautiful and simultaneously elegant and fun! At one point, my hair was subtly ombré (an unintentional side effect of putting off dying my roots) and I really liked the look although I only kept it for a few months.

A few weeks ago, I was thoroughly surprised when I saw Giambattista Valli (one of the designers who frequently steals my heart) featured not one, not two, but THREE ombré ball gowns in his Fall 2014 Haute Couture Show. There was a ton of ombré in the Elie Saab Fall 2014 Haute Couture Show as well!  I thought that ombré was on its way out, but I guess not.

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Giambattista Valli

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Elie Saab

Aside from Saab and Valli, not many people have not reinvented ombré in tasteful ways. Attempts to salvage whatever is left of ombré have overwhelmingly fallen flat. Give it up people, ombré lipstick is not cool. 

Ombré has been here for 4 years; 2 years too long if you ask me, though.

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