Every woman should have a sexy go-to in their closet. Whether it’s the perfect LBD, that killer pair of jeans, or your favorite Louboutins, some pieces have that extraordinary power to transform you from frumpy, frazzled stress case into confident glamorous, girlfriend again! For those occasions that just demand some vibrant glamour, have you ever tried indulging in a Little Red Dress? Often overshadowed by its classically black-hued cousin, a LRD is becoming more and more vital to any fashionista’s wardrobe. (And what’s better than to perfectly complement the sexy red soles of your shoes?:)
The color evokes power, drama, lust, and desire. Don’t wear red when you want to blend into the background or go unnoticed. Red just screams “Look at me!”
I’ve always shied away from the bold hue- red was never my color and I was afraid of matching my hair. But lately, I’ve been venturing outside my comfort zone, courtesy of a silky MaxMara top with an asymmetrical off-the-shoulder neckline and gold embellishments. I picked it up a few years ago in Spain, and finally found an occasion to wear it. Sure, red is super popular around Valentine’s Day, but with the right warm shade, you can definitely spice up the neutrals of Fall with a splash of a crimson red. Maybe for an afternoon of apple picking?
I’ve always admired redheads who can wear red. Major inspiration comes from Debra Messing, who rocked the color frequently on Will & Grace and has been seen donning the color matching the Red Carpet as well.
Of course, the most stylish of philanthropic stars grace the stage annually in red gowns to support Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection. Stars of all complexions and hair shades have graced this dazzling color.
Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansen, January Jones and Cameron Diaz have all had magical “red” moments. Maybe red is the new black? It does match the carpet…
Here’s Giuliana Rancic in a fabulous Marchesa LRD at 2011 Red Dress Collection.
Showing up for the blondes, gorgeous Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman looks stunning in Oscar de la Renta at 2010 Red Dress Collection.
A red dress stole the show at the 2011 SAG Awards, when the beautiful Julianna Marguiles rocked this Yves Saint Laurent red frock to win Best Actress for The Good Wife, looking the epitome of class and elegance with her dramatic swept-up hair.
Perhaps my favorite Red Dress Moment on the Red Carpet ever: Nicole Kidman, at the Academy Awards in 2007. Stun-ning!
What’s your favorite Red Dress moment?
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Debra Messing photo courtesy of ahollywoodactresses.com
Giuliana Rancic photo courtesy of everydayhealth.com
Felicity Huffman photo courtesy of socialitelife.com
Julianna Marguiles photo courtesy of socialitelife.com
Nicole Kidman photo courtesy of marieclaire.com