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Fashionistas can’t get enough of bright colors

From left: Ann Romney; Michelle Obama; Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge; Rachel Zoe (top); and Rihanna.

From left: J. Scott Applewhite/AP; Jason Reed/Reuters; William West/AP; Matt Dunham/AP

From left: Ann Romney; Michelle Obama; Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge; Rachel Zoe (top); and Rihanna.

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The new Emma Watson film may be titled “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” but when it comes to fashion these days, no one’s looking to fade into the background. From the stages of the Democratic and Republican national conventions (where Michelle Obama wore iridescent pink and Ann Romney chose cheery red) to New York Fashion Week (where stylist-designer Rachel Zoe donned an orange and gold sequined number at the Marc Jacobs show), bright colors are setting the style standard at the moment. And celebs aren’t just going for a pop of color here or there. Rihanna went with head-to-toe tangerine at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympic Games, while Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was photographed in a sweet lemon day dress during a visit to the Solomon Islands on Monday. Those pictures may not be getting as much attention as the paparazzi shots from her honeymoon with Prince William, but Kate is no doubt more pleased with how she looks.

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