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She wore blue velvet: 10 baby blue dresses for every occasion

Baby blue is a colour saturated with innocence, soft glamour, and understated elegance. Blue is a colour so paramount to the petulant femininity of our Gangsta Nancy Sinatra, Lana Del Rey, whose lyrical sensibilities have always belied a softly unfurling style ethos. Blue is a shade and word that is assigned in multitudes across her music. See: Blue Banisters, Blue velvet, blue jeans.

"Blue is the colour of the planet from the view above, long live our reign, long live our love," Del Rey harps in Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems. An inspired musical collaboration with H&M for her Blue Velvet single also had the songstress in a blue, low-dappled room. She is every inch the Lynchian glamouress.


One of my favourite Lana in blue moments is from the National Anthem music video, a boat-necked dress inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy and the simple, geometric frocks of the 60s. She pairs the number with high, bouffant-teased hair, no jewellery and a downcast pout. From that instant, I was hooked.

Now, there's a new Lana in blue look to inspire a new generation to the same fervent fealty. Lanachella 2024 came in a-swinging, and all were better for it.With the buzz of last week's Coachella opening still zipping like tripwire through public conscience, one element has managed to cut through the noise: Lana Del Rey in baby blue.  The two looks were a sparkly, custom-made confection in the iconic colour-way. The first look was debut on the back of a fifteen-fleet motorcycle set: a cap-sleeve number with a sweetheart neckline. For her second act, the singer wore a custom micro-pleated draped jersey dress with cut out details dripping in Swarovski crystals. We were emotional. Lives were changed and fashion-wise, the damage had been done: online searches for baby blue dresses skyrocketed to a 132% on Pinterest after the Coachella set.

In honour of her focal shade, here are some of the best baby blue dress offerings for you to moon over. Shop our cherrypicked edit of dresses in baby blue.


Boohoo Plus Denim Pocket Tie Belt Skater Dress 

Bianca Spender Satin Alina Dress


Christopher Esber Linked Dress


Agent Provocateur Slip Mini Dress 



Sir Emmeline Halter Long Sleeve Dress


Paris Georgia Kaya Ruched Maxi Dress


Balenciaga BB Classic Layered Shirt Dress


GINIA Marli Dress 


SIR Azul Gathered Mini


Maison Kitsune Baby Fox Maxi Dress


Maison Essentiele Halter Blue Dress


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