ARE YOU ONE OF THE LADIES IN THE PINK?
Being “in the pink” means to be in perfect condition, especially of health. So a lady who is striving to be “in the pink” is someone who wants to aim for excellence.
The earliest use of the term “in the pink” is from the 16th century and meant “the very pinnacle of something.”
In the 17th century, to be “in the very pink of the mode” meant to be at the height of excellence, as in being the best of something. In Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Mercurio says “Why, I am the very pinke of curtesie.”
The first association of pink with excellence was found in the reign of Elizabeth I who admired the Dianthus flower, many varieties of which are called “Pinks” and Elizabeth’s love of the flowers was associated to a reference of things of high quality.
But enough trivia for now. I shall be exulting the fabulousness of pink all throughout this site and blog and encourage all the Ladies to strive to be “IN THE PINK!!”
Pink Lady Lindsley