Do you know the Chris de Burgh song, “Lady in Red?” It’s from the mid-1980s and it is about a lady looking sensational in a red dress. That’s the effect a red dress has on people! So, how can you pull off wearing a red dress?
Firstly, the right attitude and confidence are essential. You are going to stand out! Here are more tips for getting it right.
Picking the Perfect Shade of Red
Just take a look at the red prom dresses at Peaches Boutique and you’ll see there are plenty of different shades available. From those with under tones of blue all the way to bright fire-engine reds, it’s important that you pick the right tone for you. If you have a pale complexion, a red monotone will look great against your skin, and if you have a darker complexion, pick fuchsia reds or even bright orange-reds.
As for your body shape, if you have a smaller physique, go for bright reds which are flattering for your figure. You can also pull of patterns around the waist that will create the illusion of an hour-glass figure. For larger body shapes, darker shades of red such as wine shades and maroons will draw attention away from the body, and create the illusion of looking petite. You can get away with a pattern around the bust, too, to draw attention away from the waist.
Accessorising Your Red Dress
As such, a red dress is a stand-out garment that does not require many accessories. The trick is to keep your accessories simple and elegant since over-accessorising is sure to make your red dress look tacky. Opt for delicate silver or gold jewellery, and either a bracelet or a necklace, but not both. You should also choose a matching shade of nail polish or even a nude shade and the same goes for lipstick. As for shoes, nude or silver shades are the way to go, along with a matching clutch bag. High heels, peep toes, and strappy sandals all work well with a red dress.
Makeup and Hair to Help You Stand Out
You also need to consider your hair and makeup when you want to pull off a red dress. Too many colours clash with a red dress, as does an “overdone” look. Keep your hairstyle simple so that it attracts attention to your overall look. Wearing it up in a fancy style will take away from the gorgeousness of your dress.
As for makeup, stay away from green or purple eyeshadows. Rather choose neutral, earthy shades and if you prefer something more dramatic, pick a greyish shade to enhance your red dress. Also, don’t play up both your eyes and lips – choose one over the other.
The most important thing to remember when wearing a red dress to a formal event like prom is to wear it with confidence. You need to feel bold and sexy to truly create the right impression. Get it right, and you will be the event’s “Lady in Red” to remember!