In a year when Pantone chose baby pink (Rose Quartz) and baby blue (Serenity) as the colors of 2016, it should come as no surprise that we’re seeing pastel dresses in abundance. Pantone, self-appointed color experts on consumer trends, say they have the research to back up their choices. The colors this year “reflect connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” the company announced in their press release. And how fresh and lovely pastels look! Here are 26 dresses for Spring that will make you fall in love with pastels. And 18 more pastel dresses that will see you through every event on your calendar.

2016 marks the first time that Pantone has chosen two colors. The company’s color experts say they decided on Rose Quartz and Serenity after tapping into trends from artists, celebrities, musicians and fashion influencers across the globe. And, while fashion is the general focus of Pantone’s picks, their color trend invariably makes its way through all creative industries, from graphic design to interior decor to automotive (don’t be surprised if we see pastel cars soon). We are already seeing pastel colors set the tone in fashion, makeup, decor and interior design. From pale peach to mint green to lavender-gray, the colors for spring are soothing colors that we find in nature — sand, sea and sky.

Pantone’s color of the year last year was Marsala, a red-wine color that we saw turning up all over, especially in fashion, nail color and lip color. It was definitely our go-to mani/pedi color last summer. And remember a few months back, during holiday season, we saw it in dresses, shoes, coats, you name it. So, will baby pink and baby blue sweep our design world this year? We see they already have.

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