Tuesday, 13 September 2011

My Guide to the Little Red Dress.

It seems that red is the colour of the moment. Magazines are telling us to forget about our LBD's (little black dresses) and update our wardrobe by finding ourselves a LRD (see title*). Every show on TV is talking about the red trend and so after a while I decided to take a leap and go for it. Having red hair, people are always telling me or 'advising' me that I should avoid red. I have tried my hardest to ignore the berry reds every Winter and pass by the bold reds in the Summer but this year I have decided to stop avoiding it and give it a go. Below is my simple and stylish guide to finding a Red that suits you...

Which RED is for me?

If you have Fair Skin...a Blue undertone red will suit you better. It is hard to describe this kind of red, but it is a light, cooler colour that verges more into the blue/ purple spectrum. Dark burgundy reds tend to suit you well and add depth to your colouring. 

If you have a Medium Skin tone...an Orangey red is probably best. The warmth in your skin compliments the warmth of the colour. It would probably be best to avoid cold reds as it could wash the warmth out of your skin but there are always exceptions to the rule.

If you have a Dark Skin tone...any colour red will suit you. You can go as dark or light as you like it's just about finding the colour you like the best. Pillar box red is perfect as it has a strong balance between being both bright but also bold.

As previously mentioned, there are ALWAYS exceptions to any rule of fashion. It used to be frowned upon to mix patterns and now it is all over the catwalks. Horizontal stripes are supposed to add pounds whereas on me, they always seems to flatter.

These are my favourites from some of my favourite shops:
Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins

Miss Selfridge
So this morning my red dress arrived in the post. Excitedly I tried it on and to my surprise, I loved it. It was comfortable, complimented my shape, the colour surprisingly suited me and was perfect for dining out when I go to Australia. Below is a picture of the dress I bought, pictures to follow in my next post (soon).

Evans £50

What do you think about the Red Trend and have you/are you going to buy into it? What colours do you think look best worn with Red?

Let me know what you think about this post or any of the things I have said by leaving a comment below!

Thank-you for reading,


Courtney Erin said...

So many great tips! I want to run out and buy a red dress now!

xoxo ~ Courtney

HailesHeartsFashion said...

Thanks :) You totally should!

Hailes <3

Maiken said...

the one from ASOS is my favourite from here but I guess I'm not a big fan of red dresses.. actually I have few red items overall. probably it's just not my colour :)

Style Diaries said...

as they say, when i doubt wear red. i love little red dresses/

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Gaah! That second Dorothy Perkins one is gorgeous!! It's funny, I think of myself as really fair, but always think orangey red suits me better than bluey red. Anyway, a bit of everything is good!

Mikimoto Angel said...

OMG I love red! I love the Topshop and Dorothy Perkins dresses. :-)

Much love from Mystic Nymph.

Emily M. said...

Second Dorothy Perkins,trust me ;)

Emily M. said...

And just one question.Whu did u mention Bridge To Terabithia(Im just glad that someone watched that movie)