Trending: Purple Dresses Like Nicole Richie, Kirsten Dunst, And Blake Lively

Nicole Richie at her Lucky magazine cover celebration in West Hollywood on Jan. 10, Kirsten Dunst at a Bulgari Benefit on Jan. 13, Blake Lively at the 2011 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala in New York on Jan. 11.
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Purple reigns for Nicole Richie, Kirsten Dunst, and Blake Lively. And it makes complete sense—the perfect-for-p.m. color is deep enough to have a sophisticated feel, but more festive than a Little Black Dress. Nicole wore a one-shoulder Emilio Pucci shift to a party thrown in honor of her Lucky magazine cover on Jan. 10. The fashionista paired the velvet dress with nude peep-toe pumps from her own House of Harlow 1960 line. Meanwhile, Kirsten looked feminine and vintage-y in a royal purple Prada shift, which had pretty pleating at the waist. And at the 2011 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala in New York on Jan. 11, Blake dazzled in a Marchesa dress, which had exaggerated ruffles on the shoulders. The Gossip Girl star paired the purple number with turquoise jewelry (CUTE!). While these three ladies may have kick-started the purple trend, we have a feeling it’s here to stay. But what do you think?

+ Which purple dress would you pick?