Since ancient times, purple has always been a color of royalty. When this noble color appears on graceful Mandarin dresses, it just can’t get any more glamorous!
Purple comes in many different shades. The Mandarin dress shown above is mostly in a pinkish purple, which looks sweet and youthful. Combining this shade of purple with gold color will especially make you appear like a princess.
Here is a princess-like Mandarin dress in not only light purple, also known as lavender, and gold, but also white, which will give you a more innocent appeal.
Another shade of purple, violet, is a little stronger and brighter than lavender. This is a really amazing color. It’s eye-catching, but not as showy as scarlet red. It’s somehow more reserved, with a sense of mystery, therefore alluring. It will let you show off your beauty in the most tasteful way!
This violet Mandarin dress is a must-have not only because it comes in the prettiest shade of purple, but also because it’s incredibly slimming. The huge embroidered peony flower around one side of the waist certainly makes the waistline appear much thinner by contrast. Although the model is skinny to begin with, this design still makes her look even more slender. You will agree if you compare the same model in this Mandarin dress and in another one.
The blueish purple velvet Mandarin dress is not as slimming as the violet silk one. However, thanks to its dark color, at least it won’t make you look bigger. The hand-beaded gold flowers along its placket and around its bottom make it absolutely high-end. In case you worry about the soft velvet making your waist appear fleshier, you can use a solid black wide belt to cinch your waist.
Of course belting won’t be necessary if you are skinny and have a naturally curved-in waistline. Just in case you need a belt to define your waist, you can do that with another purple velvet Mandarin dress, too.
This shade of purple is somewhat reddish. It is reminiscent of amethyst and can be called “amethyst purple.” The jewel tone of this color looks super rich. If you want something high-class, this is the classiest shade of purple for you!
Here is another Mandarin dress in amethyst purple.
The amethyst purple silk already looks luxurious, not to mention the embroidered peony flowers added to it. As peony flowers symbolize wealth and status in Chinese culture, this really can be an auspicious engagement dress!
When reddish purple gets a little darker, the color is often called “eggplant.”
This is absolutely a slimming color. The black lace placket on the Mandarin dress shown above also helps because diagonal lines are always optically trimming.
A Taiwanese TV show host nicknamed Little S once wore the eggplant Mandarin dress at a dinner banquet celebrating her baby’s recent birth. Can you believe how slender she looked right after giving birth? Although she has always been famous for teaching people how to lose weight fast, the dress still should take some credit, because an unflattering dress can even make a model look a bit chunky.
In case you need to hide your baby weight, here is a Mandarin dress that comes in an even darker shade of purple than eggplant.
It’s not just the dark purple that makes this Mandarin dress slenderizing. The dress is made of a very solid fabric. So, instead of clinging to the body, it stays shapely on its own. This is definitely the kind of fabric you need if you have an extra inch of fat you’d rather conceal.
By now you’ve seen how fabulously diverse shades of purple can work on Mandarin dresses. What if you love them all? Well, you can get them all on different Mandarin dresses, or you can pick one Mandarin dress that comes in a print with various shades of purple.
Here are some lovely choices of purple floral dresses:
Seriously, if you have a special occasion coming up, nothing beats a purple Mandarin dress. Just try one on, and you’ll find yourself prettier than you’ve ever thought you could be!