When In Doubt, Wear Red

10Nov08

I know most of you know that very famous saying by fashion icon Bill Blass. Well, it’s true. While my trademark color is black and I usually switch it to say “when in doubt, wear black” (I mean face it, you just can’t go wrong with black!), the little red dress is still very significant to a wardrobe and is very much considered a staple:

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Mariah Carey, who’s fashion choices are usually a MISS, with most claiming she doesn’t dress her age, stuck to the little red dress rule while attending the World Music Awards that took place last night. Recently, for an event called “I Am C.H.A.N.G.E.”, a last call to get out the vote, I wore a red body hugging Isaac Mizrahi for Target dress much like Mariah’s. I mean, it’s scary similar. Since the holiday’s are coming up and red is a lot more family friendly than black is, I have some perfect little number’s for you:

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Lela Rose Ruffle neck dress $1,150, Net-A-Porter

This dress would look particularly nice on a curvy body, someone with hips. Breasts in this dress would be understated, but with all that leg room– honey, it doesn’t matter!

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Catherine Malandrino Ruffled hem dress $495, Shop Bop

This dress is great for the body conscious girl. (Don’t get me wrong, not self-conscious, body conscious. There’s a difference. Don’t misconstrue what it is that I’m saying). You can easily cinch this in at the waist with a skinny or thick belt, even throw a cardigan over it in anticipation of the cold weather. That ruffled hem also spices up a very plain, (and dare I say) boring dress.

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Black Halo Classic Jackie-O dress $345, Revolve Clothing

This dress can be seen on many celebrities. From Kim Kardashian to Dawn of Danity Kane to Lauren Conrad, it is a favorite among many. For one, it’s a classic (which means never out of style!) and number 2, it works with so much body types. From the curviest to the stick straight. This just works. Worth your $345.

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Mason by Michelle Mason strapless dress $253, Shop Bop

This dress is the most daring of the bunch I picked out. The fact that it’s strapless, it’s a mini and it hugs your body, ups the sexy factor. Face it, not many of us ladies are as toned down and conservative, so this is for those sisters.

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Rebecca Taylor Rosette Charmeuse mini dress $156, Saks Fifth Avenue

This dress would be perfect for the woman who loves to show off her legs. While there is a lot of room up top for two, for the holiday season you want to keep cleavage at a minimum.

The little red dress is a wardrobe must have, just like the little black one. It’s simple, it’s classic and the color screams “Merry Christmas!” You can pair it with black opaque tights, an ivory cardigan or both. Red, black and white is a classic color combination, you can never go wrong with that. What shoes? Well, depends on the occasion and climate. For the holiday season, black closed toe pumps are appropriate. However, if you want to throw on the mini to celebrate somewhere else, you can let the toes see the city. But if we had to settle on a color right here right now, it would be black. Red is also a very versatile color so you can throw on silver shoes, assorted color sequence shoes, etc. to spice it up.



2 Responses to “When In Doubt, Wear Red”

  1. 1 newyorkecherie

    I love the dress by Michelle Mason from shop bob. although I could do without the pocket things, i love the neckline. this is one similar that i’ve had my eye on for a while
    http://fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=3691&cat=303
    xxo

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