While we have a minute of rest before big events like US, Canadian Nationals and European Championships, I’d like to discuss some fashion)
This season we have a white dress trend in ladies single skating, but apparently it’s not the only color trend of the season. Interesting coincidence, but both Duhamel / Radford and Stolbova / Klimov chose pretty the same color shade
and design for their costumes.
Carolina Kostner also chose the dress of this color:
and Tessa Virtue:
So let’s discuss the color.
This color shade has many names “silver peony”, “dusty rose”, “old rose” but I think the most popular is “ash-rose”. Interesting thing, the most famous ash-rose dress has never existed in reality. Maggie Cleary from “The Thorn Birds” wore it.
It was a dusky, pale pinkish grey, the color that in those days was called ashes of roses.
Author emphasized on this romantic dress color of the main heroine, making it a symbol might-have-been dreams for happiness. Difficult to say what color exactly meant Colleen McCullough, that’s how it looked in movie:
This color is also popular nowadays among famous designers (the most beloved by skaters):
ash-rose in combination:
I like this color shade a lot, it’s tender but elegant and noble. But it’s also a tricky color, a lot depends on lightening. that’s why I don’t think it’s best choice for ice. At least not for everyone. For example, Elena Ilinykh looked gorgeous in her ash-rose dress:
Frankly, I wish Ksenia, Meagan and Carolina have chosen some different shade. It’s not really their color. For Meagan I’d prefer brighter and more saturated colors like vinous, dark blue, dark purple, black. Ash-rose look ok on Ksenia, but still not her best color. Carolina look too pale wearing it. I like how it looks on Tessa, it suits her, but I don’t like it for this dance.