How to Style a Red Dress

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.

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Skin Tone

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.

Skin tone

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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.

If you are looking for a red maxi dress visit AX Paris or another fashion brand that has a great selection. The Guardian reports that this year’s Oscars fashions included lots of pinks and reds.


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.

Finishing touches

Always wear a matching coloured lipstick. If wearing dress jewellery, go for something big and bold in a neutral colour, such as white.