Hot! Ask: 12/5/11

Purple seems like the sort of color that people either love or hate (I don't hate it, but I'm in the don't like it that much camp). How do you feel?


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Hmm.. I’m kind of on the I don’t mind it, but it’s not my favorite..

  2. I LOVE purple…mainly dark rich purples & plums, but I can get on board with lavendar, too. I even had purple hair, last year :-).

  3. It’s not my favorite

  4. I agree with Melissa – dark purples and plums are lovely but I’m not crazy about other shades.

  5. I claim purple as my favorite color, although when I look around my wardrobe and home I see an awful lot of green. Hmmmm

  6. I love purple, the darker shades are very flattering with my complexion (which is the Snow White type). In fact I wear a lot of bold colors, jewel tones.

  7. Wearing a purple work t-shirt right now. Love it. (Although I’m a bit like Crystal with a fair bit of green in my wardrobe)

  8. I love the darker purple colours. Not a big fan of lilacs or lavenders.

  9. I love all kinds and shades of purple, and have quite a lot of those colors in my wardrobe. Like Melissa, I’ve also had purple hair, but that was way back when I was around 17 or something, and it was kind of a dark brown/purple/almost black. Looked amazing in sunlight, and I had navy blue cat eye glasses and lots of colorful clothes, I probably looked cut out from a fifties cartoon :)

  10. Purple is my favorite color! I know a lot of people think it’s a color for kids, but it has so many different moods: whimsical, playful, sophisticated, mysterious…. Plus, many of the most delicious foods are purple: blackberries, plums, grapes…
    In my experience, nearly everyone looks good in some shade of purple.

  11. Love the rich, red side of the purple spectrum; not crazy about the lilac and lavender side. Too… cold? Too delicate?

  12. My grandmother, who taught me how to sew when I was three, absolutely adored purple! She wore some shade of it every day of her life while she was able. She was a rebel in many ways, and my love of purple came by her. My favorite color is red but what would red be without purple by its side? : )

  13. my color tastes are fickle and change often, but i have to say right now i adore purple. deep dark purple and plums and indigos. lavender not so much tho.

  14. Definitely my favorite color!

  15. I love purple, any shade any tone.

  16. Purple is my favorite color. Anything offered in purple I grab it. It’s so regal!

  17. Purple is definitely one of my favorite colors! It doesn’t really matter what shade or hue of purple, from dark aubergine to lavender. Along with red, it’s a power color for me.

  18. I was forced to wear it most weekdays of every year from the age of 11 until 16 – as purple was the colour of my school uniform. Definitely not so keen as a result of this!