Red is the New Black

If you’ve yet to choose your festive outfit (don’t panic there’s still time) and a Little Black Dress is not your thing or you fancy a change and want to inject some colour into your party wear this Christmas rumour has it red is the new black.

While black isn’t for everyone one, myself included (there’s no getting away from the fact it makes me look tired and old) it is for many a Christmas party staple.  All that said every bit as stylish as the LBD is the LRD (little red dress).

Glamorous, daring and guaranteed to make you stand out in a crowd, it’s a perfect alternative to all that black.  Let’s be honest no one ever wore a red dress and went unnoticed and what’s more unlike black there’s a shade of red to suit every complexion.

But how do you know which shade of red suits you?

If your complexion has warm undertones, your eye’s have a golden a golden hue to them and your hair has a natural warmth to it opt for warmer shades of red to include orange red, tomato, watermelon, chilli and brick red.

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From left to right

  1. Phase Eight Zelda Dress
  2. Coast Roxie Bell Sleeve Dress
  3. Ted Baker Dollii Skater Dress
  4.  Ted Baker Liyee Cut-Out Maxi Dress

If however if your complexion has an obvious pink tone to it, is very pale or olive, your hair has a blue hue to it and your eye’s have a grey hue to them opt for cooler shades of red to include blue red, cherry, ruby, raspberry and burgundy.

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From left to right

  1. Phase-Eight Pascale Grosgrain Dress
  2. Monsoon Liberty Dress
  3. Dorothy Perkins Billie & Blossom Mulberry A-Line Shift Dress
  4. Yumi Red Lace Party Dress

Still not sure which shades suit you best?  Book a personal Colour Analysis Consultation and let me help you discover your perfect colours.



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