WHY YOU NEED A RED DRESS RIGHT NOW

The red dress is huge now and next season, meaning your wardrobe needs one of ours asap!

Red dresses on the Jenny Packham, Versace and Prada AW17 catwalks. Red dresses on the Jenny Packham, Versace and Prada AW17 catwalks.

 

With each season comes a fresh batch of ‘must-try’ trends to get your head around, and for even the most seasoned fashion mavens, it can be overwhelming. Should you be wearing stripes, florals, polka dots - or all three? Will feathers be a flash in the pan? Midi, maxi or *yikes* mini? Happily, in amongst the one season wonders that rarely work off the catwalk or red carpet, you’re guaranteed to find a few perennial trends enjoying a moment in the spotlight again. This season, it’s the red dress. In fact, so enamoured with the humble red dress are designers that it’s enjoying must-have status for another season. From Prada and Versace to Jenny Packham and Fendi, red dresses flooded the autumn/winter 2017 catwalks.

 

Elizabeth Hurley, Princess Eugenie and Amy Poehler: proof the red dress suits everyone. Elizabeth Hurley, Princess Eugenie and Amy Poehler: proof the red dress suits everyone.

 

While they’ve long een a go-to for Hollywood stars, red dresses are enjoying a red carpet renaissance right now too. Amy Poehler wore a figure-hugging Victoria Beckham number to the LA premiere of her new movie The House recently, Elizabeth Hurley opted for red at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Summer Party and Princess Eugenie donned a full-skirted scarlet number for Ladies Day at Ascot. There’s also been a rise in red dresses as the frock of choice for the street style set at fashion week, further cementing it as the one dress your wardrobe shouldn’t be without.

 

Style icon Eleonora Carisi and mega blogger Nicole Warne wear red dresses to fashion week. Style icon Eleonora Carisi and mega blogger Nicole Warne wear red dresses to fashion week.

 

You only need to look to the symbolism and meaning of the colour to see why red dresses are a mainstay in work and occasion wardrobes alike. Red is assertive, daring, determined, energetic, powerful, enthusiastic, impulsive, exciting and strong, making it a no-brainer option when it comes to an outfit you feel confident in.
Red also represents physical energy, passion, and desire, which is why you instantly feel sexier when you slip into that favourite red dress. Just look at Jessica Rabbit.

 

 

From scarlet to brick red to vibrant coral in styles to suit every shape, we’ve got a red dress for every occasion. Not just for right now – or even autumn/winter 17 – this is truly one trend to buy now and wear forever.

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