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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

THE ALLURE OF THE RED DRESS

Want to feel sexy?  Wear a red dress!

 Braxton would say that a woman looks best in a dress, period.  I love dresses and wear them often.  My favorite one in my current rotation is a red shift with large buttons down the front, and I have just about worn it to death.  My favorite dress in my closet is one I almost never wear, except on New Years Eve.  It's red satin...and very very mid century, and  makes me feel feminine and sexy...every time.
Wearing a red dress will always draw attention, so you better be ready.  Now is not the time to experiment with makeup, hairstyles or accessories.  I would definitely wear red lipstick and nail polish and keep everything else natural. As for hair, choose a natural style that doesn't require you to fuss with it all night, you really don't want to appear uncomfortable in a red dress.  When it comes to shoes and stocking....well, there are two opposing opinions on this one...some say black shoes are an abomination with a red dress, I say black shoes and sheer stockings almost always look elegant and classy.  If you don't want to go with black shoes I would chose silver or nude, and again, keep it simple.  When wearing a red dress it's a short trip from sexy to slutty...accessorize accordingly.

 "A blond in a red dress can do without an introduction but not without a body guard"  Rona Jaffe


 "The lady in red is dancing with me"  Chris Debugh


 "Were you listening to me, Neo, or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?"   Matrix






 From the king of the red dress....Valentino.  Which one would you choose?
If any of you has a strong opinion about how to accessorize a red dress, I would love to hear it.  Someone once told me that blonds should never wear red,  I definitely disagree, what about you?  What's your opinion on red heads and red dresses?  Would love to hear your thoughts.

Have a  beautiful day.
yancey

5 comments:

Mayra said...

I love this! And you use a picture from my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie "Funny Face"

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I've always felt that red wasn't my best color.....but I do wear it at Christmas and Valentines....and the 4th of July. The rest of the time, though, I wear very little. I think black shoes AND stockings are a good look with red dresses.....like the lady in the red dress with the sweater.

Braxton and Yancey said...

Believe it or not, I love Audrey Hepburn but I've actually never seen Funny Face...oh what is wrong with me!

Braxton and Yancey said...

I almost always wear black shoes and stockings with red. I think it looks great.
I'm not so sure red is my best color either, but I love it so much that I wear it anyway!

Mayra said...

To me that movie is the perfect fashion movie! Book worm girl gets turned into a model and goes to Paris- perfection <3

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