Boisterous sister to the much-adored Little Black Dress, the LBD, the Little Red Dress or LRD, is the dress to wear when you want to get noticed and stand out from the crowd.
The Little Red Dress exudes glamour and confidence; wear it on a special occasion to catch the attention of that special someone. And whilst maroon, burgundy shades and plum are all lovely, we’re talking real showstoppers here − think ruby reds and scarlet.
To style a LRD well avoid black tights − if you can’t get away with bare legs due to meteorological issues, red dresses work best worn with nude tights. Shoe-wise your best bet is to opt for a nude, tan or blush coloured shoe. Metallic gold or brown shoes also work well.
In summer, white shoes are another option. Stay clear of black shoes unless you purposefully want to create contrast in your outfit. Be the lady in red with these six Little Red Dress picks from the high-street.
ASOS Red Bodycon Dress
This body con below-the-knee number from ASOS is divine. The mid-weight scuba fabric, V-plunge neckline and barely there spaghetti straps create a show-stopping silhouette.
ASOS Scuba Deep Plunge Midi Bodycon Dress, £38, ASOS
Oasis High Neck Red Dress
This on-trend high neck dress from Oasis comes in a modern striped mesh fabric. The mini length and nipped-in waist create a playful look with a gold exposed zip at the back adding detail.
Stripe Mesh High Neck Dress, £65, Oasis
Ted Baker Red Lace Dress
The Ameera Ted Baker dress is a stunning addition to any wardrobe. All-over scarlet lace gives high impact, with intricate detailing such as the contrasting plain collar, scalloped hem and three-quarter length lace sleeves creating a bespoke effect.
No jewellery is required with this dress, except perhaps some diamante stud earrings. Keep accessories minimal and simple such as a fuss-free box clutch and pointed court shoes.
Ted Baker Ameera Scalloped Hem Lace Dress, £189, Ted Baker
Jessica Wright Red Maxi Dress
If there’s one thing that the TOWIE girls do know it’s how to look red hot and leave an impression at a party. Go for full-on glamour with this long line red gown designed by TOWIEs very own Jessica Wright.
Jessica Wright Sleeveless V Neck Cut Out Straps Maxi Dress, £80, House Of Fraser
Miss Selfridge Red Wrap Dress
This red long-sleeved wrap dress from Miss Selfridge has a quirky asymmetric hem falling just above the knee. The wrap dress is a flattering cut for all shapes and looks great on curvy girls − the gold belt adds definition at the waist.
Red Asymmetric Wrap Dress, £39, Miss Selfridge
Closet Flared Red Dress
If you’re not a fan of the bodycon trend this flared knee-length Closet London dress from House of Fraser is a welcome alternative. The pretty wrap detailing, V-shaped neckline and loose fitting short sleeves are flattering to the figure and leave some room to move. Great for dancing!
Closet Cross Over Flared Dress, £52, House of Fraser