Trend Watch Wednesday: {Well Red}

photo via Refinery 29
Holiday season is in full swing and it’s no doubt that many of us are sifting through our closets and racking our brains for party looks. The LBD will never go out of style, but this year, why not consider something a little bolder?

In the latest issue of Glamour magazine, Michael Kors suggests embracing the Little Red Dress as a sexy alternative to the black staple. It’s fun, it’s fresh and it’s unexpected!

A few things to consider when looking for your perfect LRD:

Experiment with different shades of red. If you’re fair skinned, try looking for garnet and ruby reds, reds with blue undertones. If you’re of the olive variety, orangey reds are a sure fire winner.

Go for the gold. Forget silver, gold is the ticket when accessorizing a red dress. Small touches of gold can be very chic with all shades of crimson.

photo via CoolSpotters- Jenny Packham Fall 2010 RTW

Don’t go all matchy-matchy. Forget pairing your LRD with red shoes, a red clutch or red jewelry. You’ll end up looking less like a style maven and more like Holiday Barbie. Instead, wear a chic pair of nude colored platforms or black leather booties or black stilettos as a wiser footwear choice.

Don’t over accessorize. Red packs a powerful punch on its own, so there’s no need to clutter up the look with a pile of necklaces. Choose one or two simple pieces of jewelry and let the dress do all the talking.

So how do you guys feel about substituting your LBD with a LRD? Would you be willing to go red this holiday season?

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. i love red..im DYING over a red zara evening collection number for a january wedding...i am full on stalking multiple zaras for it

  2. Great ideas! I love to wear gold and silver at this time of year with a lot of sparkle! Kori xoxo


  3. haha you said Holiday Barbie! love it.

  4. Great picks- I especially love the dress paired with the gold belt! I wouldn't mind looking like Holiday Barbie- she's fabulous!

    xo Emily

  5. I normally stay away from red since I'm fair-skinned but I'm thinking I might have to try this LRD trend out!

  6. solid red has always been the hardest color for me to wear...great tips.


  7. I have a LRD that I'm so excited to wear this year!! Can't wait to employ some of your fab tips to make it even more glamorous.

    Leaving The House in THIS?!?

  8. Loving your sweet and sassy blog! Totally with ya. Blonde is so much more fun. I was born a blonde, but turned drab as I got older so I HAD to infuse those highlights! While preggy I didn't want to expose my baby to any kind of chemicals so I quite with the lightening. BUMMER! But now they're back and I feel like me again:)

    Nice to meet you lady!

  9. I think red is an amazing color, but I'm sad to say I don't have very much red in my wardrobe! I need to fix that. Grabbed your button sweetie!

  10. Oh, i love that color!!
    sometimes classic, sometimes sexy, chic, ..
    Lovely blog! :)
    Mari x


  11. Red is one of my favorite colors to bust out this time of the year!!

  12. I've always loved a red dress paired with simple gold accessories for the holidays!


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