Thursday, 28 October 2010

Red is the New Black

A red dress will make you the center of attention at any party. The little red dress or LRD makes a woman feel sexy, bold and even a little naughty! Not to mention, the color red has been scientifically proven to boost self-confidence and draw more attention than any other color. When it comes to wearing a red dress you have to make sure that you do it right.

Here are a few tips on working the lady in red look:

1. Wear a red dress that is proportionally cut to your body so it flatters your figure. The fit is very important so try to view yourself in every angle. It also helps to take a picture in the dress to make sure you’re absolutely happy with the look and how it comes out in pictures.

2. Make sure that the specific shade of the red dress compliments your skin tone. Some reds can make you look washed out if they don’t match your complexion.

3. Go for nude under garments so you don’t have to worry about anything showing through the red dress.

4. Stick to wearing nude hosiery or nothing at all so you don’t take the attention away from the dress.

5. Find red lipstick that is close to the color of the dress. Make sure to wear less eye catching make up so you don’t take the attention away from your red dress and lipstick. You could also do this combo in reverse where you could wear light colored lipstick and a more smokey eye makeup.

6. Chose either nude or black colored shoes to accentuate the red dress. When it comes to accessories there is nothing more appropriate then a pair of real or fake diamonds to make you feel extra glamorous in your red dress. If you don't have either gold accessories would also work!

7. Finally, the most important thing to remember when wearing a red dress is attitude! You should be wearing the dress; the dress shouldn't be wearing you. So be confident, make a poised entrance and smile! After all, you're the lady in red!

Check out more red dress style tips from Macy's:

Faviana Couture
This sophisticated cocktail dress by Faviana Couture has a sweetheart neckline and a figure hugging bodice The design will flatters one's frame and accentuating the right form of natural curves. At a mid-thigh length, this dress is a contemporary design that will never fall short on style.

Kara Janx
This Red Morgan Bubble Dresses by Kara Janx is bright and fun style for your next cocktail party or prom. The strapless dress is fitted through to the full bubble skirt. The dress comes with one bow that is removable and can be styled in a variety of different ways.

Nicole Miller
This red hot Nicole Miller gown has a strapless georgette neckline, a flowing long skirt that billows down from the loose empire waist. This dress is perfect for any formal event or any occasion where you want to feel special.