Rock a Red Dress

When it comes to bold colors, there probably isn’t one bolder or more feared than red. I admit, your confidence must roll off you in waves if you are going to wear the color. However I am a firm believer, no matter your age, every woman should own and rock a red dress with style! There are so many shades of red and ways to wear a red dress. I’ll simply focus on the the primary shades and my one rule.

Personally, if I am going to wear a red dress, which does shout “look over here,” I make sure the occasion matches the dress and the intensity/vibrancy of the shade (ex: I won’t wear a striking, tank dress at the office – it’s too bold). I look best in cool red shades like my dress below. When I opt to rock a red dress, I usually go for one in this shade. If you look great in colors like royal blue, emerald green or purple – this shade of red (with more yellow in it) would likely look great on you. Have you ever gone to a make-up counter and been told the undertones of your skin? It’s a similar color matching process and very helpful.

Cool red shades are a better look for you if you have found colors like orange or yellow complement you better. Of course there are all shades in between. My general rule is when I rock a red dress I limit the shade to the dress only. I don’t default to nude colored accessories though. I will sometimes color-block, depending on how intense the red dress is, or add a complementary shade of  blue, orange, purple, mauve, pink, etc.

If you are a fan of the color of Pour la Victoire shoes I styled this red dress with, they are no longer available. But if you like the shoes in general, you can find other colors here and here.

Check out this gorgeous red dress by ASOS,  and this rio red, BCBG option.

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