Following on from yellow and blue, my latest colour focus is based on the hottest colour, one that is, quite literally, red hot. Yes, Red is having a bit of a moment, with a host of celebrities wearing the colour to a number of high profile events. From the gorgeous Kate Upton in a lighter shade of red that borders on coral, to Elle Fanning resembling a young Gwyneth Paltrow in a sizzling scarlett silk number, red is making an appearance in all its shades and glory.
Red is a bit like the bright version of black in that it is one of those colours that never really goes away. Obviously a favourite in Winter, and particularly at Christmas, red is also a lovely summer shade. Who can forget Kate Moss in her red polka dot sundress, or Princess Diana in her sleeveless red shift dresses? Red looks great with a deep tan, and is also a shade that suits most skintones and hair colours, making it a failsafe, and yet so effective, choice.
A red dress is a really sexy, vampish choice, and I personally think every wardrobe should have one. But don’t dismiss red as just being a choice for evening wear, ‘House of Cards’ actress Kate Mara shows how good a red peplum top can be when teamed with a pair of skinny jeans.
For Accessories? Gold is always a good choice, I love the gold box clutch bags that Kate and Elle have added to their little red dresses. If you are opting for a softer shade like Kate Upton, you can up the glamour stakes by adding a slick of red lippie.
Whatever you opt for, you are sure to look totally red hot with this look. (Sorry for the terrible pun, hope you’re not groaning too much.)
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