A red dress is a must for any wardrobe. It can be worn for a variety of occasions and can be dressed up or down depending on the desired look. Finding a red dress that complements different body shapes and skin tones is essential before making any investment to ensure it looks good and feels good.
Identifying the right red will depend on your skin colour and tone. As a guideline, blue and purple veins point to a cool skin tone, green veins indicate a warmer skin tone and veins that do not have a strong colour mean the skin tone is neutral.
For a warm skin tone look, go for a more natural red or a red that mix well with other shades. If choosing a red for cooler skin tone, classic reds, ruby reds and rose reds, which are deeper shades, can complement the skin best. If you have a neutral tone skin colour, you are lucky. You can wear pretty much any shade of red, including primary red and softer, more subtle shades.
The style will depend on your body shape, your age, your fashion choices and – of course – the occasion. Many red dresses tend to be knee length, or slightly shorter if you want to show off your legs. If you are tall, go for a red maxi dress; if you are small, opt for a shorter style. A V-neck tends to flatter most women. Don’t feel that you have to go for a tightly-fitted design or anything too revealing just because the dress is red! A red dress can be flattering and attractive whatever the cut.
f you want to invest in a dress you can wear over and over again, go for sleeves; however, make sure it is not too formal. In this way, you can pair it with accessories for both nights out, workwear and a more casual look.
Always wear a matching coloured lipstick. If wearing dress jewellery, go for something big and bold in a neutral colour, such as white.