Dopamine Dressing is the Spring Trend We All Need to Lift Our Spirits - The Gloss Magazine
Dopamine dressing trend

Dopamine Dressing is the Spring Trend We All Need to Lift Our Spirits

It seems we are all chasing the rainbow after the storm…

Historically, after times of crisis, mood-boosting colours like joyous yellow, dopamine-releasing pink and red, or high-energy orange, have enjoyed a renaissance. These bright colours apparently trigger positive neurological responses in the brain. So, predictably, technicolour shades are a favourite for spring/summer with designers such as Christian Dior, Valentino, Proenza Schouler, Chanel and Saint Laurent opting for playful palettes. 

L-R: Dior, Proenza Schouler, Alexander McQueen.

Vibrant, saturated colour combinations have even more impact; a colourful dress or trouser suit pops when paired with equally bright but contrasting shoes and a great bag. Though crayon-coloured hues have often signified youthfulness and fun, for SS22 designers used them on utterly grown-up suiting, as well as maxi and sheath-like clingy dresses.

L-R: Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent, Huishan Zhang.

Keep your eyes peeled for these attention-grabbing and often very flattering shades. Banishing black to the back of the wardrobe, we are all chasing the rainbow after the storm, while dreaming of better days to come …

Scroll down to get the look.

Yellow cut-out wool-cashmere maxi dress, Christopher Kane, €1,125;

Pink Kelaya cotton sweater, Isabel Marant Étoile, €255, at Electra, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Orange cotton mini dress, Sportmax, €455, at Harvey Nichols.

Yellow felt beret, €18, at Oliver Bonas.

Two-tone bag, Lastframe, €255;

Pink poplin shirt, €19.95, at Zara.

Orange low waist trousers, €129, at & Other Stories.


Sign up to our MAILING LIST now for a roundup of the latest fashion, beauty, interiors and entertaining news from THE GLOSS MAGAZINE’s daily dispatches.

Choose Your Categories


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This