Pink Evolution: From Legally Blonde to Legitimately High Fashion

Last night, we had a revelation of sorts. Thanks to Reese Witherspoon Snapchatting her old Legally Blonde wardrobe in honour of its 15th anniversary (WHAT?), we suddenly realised our favourite colour of the moment really is pink. During the show-and-tell, Witherspoon took us through some of the classic looks: From Woods's Halloween costume (you know, when she gets tricked into dressing up as a sexy bunny) to the pink dress she wears when her boyfriend dumps her, no one could deny that the official colour of LB was pink.

As the star walked us through the wardrobe of Elle Woods, it was plain to see how much our perception of the colour has changed. While we enjoyed each and every one of those outfits the first time around, back then they weren't exactly considered high fashion, and played up to negative connotations of girlishness and ditsy behaviour.

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It's taken some time, but that has all changed over the past few years, with pink reinventing itself on catwalks, red carpets and stylish streets. Once upon time, one might have associated bubblegum and shocking pink varieties of the colour with the likes of Barbie, Elle Woods and a particularly prolific Juicy Couture moment in the noughties, but now it's just a colour like any other. And these days, fashion houses such as Gucci and, most recently, Vetements have propelled it into being the hue du jour.

To prove our point, we've given you a rundown on how to wear pink right now, as well as where to shop all our favourite rose-tinted pieces—from the high street to designer. Elle would be proud.

Click through our gallery for your guide to wearing pink right now and to shop some key pieces this season.

On the catwalk:

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At the Vetements Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture A/W 16/17 show at the beginning of July, we got to see these incredible boots, which were created with Manolo Blahnik. 

On the catwalk:

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As part of the same Vetements haute couture show, this time we got to see Juicy Couture finally make it into the high-fashion world. 

On the catwalk:

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As a result of Alessandro Michele's new Gucci vision, our love for the colour has increased tenfold. This flirty, frilly dress is from his S/S 16 collection.

On the street:

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Another Gucci dress, this time in many different pinky hues. 

On the street:

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Can't do too much pink? Make like Caroline Issa and opt for just a touch of the colour. 

On the red carpet:

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At this year's Cannes, Kirsten Dunst wowed in this pink Gucci dress. The shock of red flowers gave it more of an edge, suiting Dunst's personal style perfectly.

On the red carpet:

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Another A-list Gucci fan is Amber Heard, who wore this pink creation to the Golden Globes. 

This is just begging to go over the top of your black slip dress.

These look so expensive but are seriously easy on the purse. Happy faces all round.

One of the most loved bags in the world has a pink version. Yes, please.

Seriously pretty vibes here, but be quick—these have nearly all gone. 

How to do athleisure and pink all in one.

What do you think about pink? Tell us in the comments!