This Millennial-Loved Dress Trend Is Officially Back For Summer 2024

In my opinion, yellow dresses are a bit like Marmite: you're either an unwavering fan or you shiver at the thought. My theory is that if you lived through the early 2000s you'll fall in the former camp, and if not, the latter. For us millennial women, it's been hard to resist the pull of yellow dress, and experiencing our formative years circa 2003 is largely to blame for this. Andie Anderson's iconic yellow gown from How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and Kate Moss' memorable yellow minidress in the same year were a lot for our fashion-obsessed minds. Now, over 20 years later, these iconic styles still come to mind more often than you'd expect.

Andie Anderson wearing yellow dress.

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It's not just me who has a sustained craving for all things buttery yellow—the soft, pale yellow shade has been backed by designers for months, appearing on the Givenchy, Jacquemus and Bottega Veneta runways throughout the S/S 24 collections. And though the muted shade was a runway hero, the colour's richer sunshiny sister has also been taking off this season, spotted across collections including Chanel Resort 25 and 3.1 Phillip Lim and Chloé S/S 24.

Kate Moss wears a yellow dress.

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With summer very nearly upon us, I'm taking this as my chance to finally live out my fashion dreams. It seems Sabrina Carpenter had the same idea, wearing an Andie-inspired dress for her 25th birthday party earlier this month—diamond necklace and all.

@sabrinacarpenter wears a yellow dress.

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Yellow is often cited as a difficult colour to pull off, but my years in the fashion industry have taught me a few styling tricks that make the sunshine shade easier to wear. First, I recommend a clever colour pairing that can ground the light yellow shade, such as a chocolate brown or rich burgundy. Secondly, I'd experiment with the shade, selecting either a soft, buttery tone or a vivid bright yellow depending on your complexion and preference.

Influencer wears a yellow dress.

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Designers and high-street brands alike have spoiled us with yellow dresses this season—from Abercrombie's elegant number to Yolke's sunny style, there's a yellow dress out there to suit your style.

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Natalie Munro
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Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

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