According to studies done by A. J. Elliot et al (documented in his Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and his Journal of Experimental Social Psychology), red enhances women’s attractiveness to men, an effect that is apparently universal. This probably doesn’t come as any great surprise when you think about the colour and how it is used in marketing (Special K lady anyone?). It’s certainly a powerful colour, and often a colour that many veer away from for fear it might draw attention to them. Ironically it’s likely to be one of the most flattering colours you could own.
The wonderful thing about red is that every season has a shade that flatters them.
Spring has poppy red, a warm bright red that looks especially striking when worn as a lipstick with a top/dress in a similar colour.
Summer has a cool cherry red that’s a bit more pink and soft in comparison to Winter’s red. A Deep Summer would also look incredible in a deep claret red (burgundy).
Autumn’s red looks like burnt orange and red mixed together to form a warm muted red.
Autumn could also wear a softer version of Spring’s poppy red, which looks more red than the brick.
Winter’s red is cool, dramatic and uncompromising. A Winter can wear true primary red, scarlet, claret or crimson.
So, have I persuaded you yet? The Dress Spot is a brilliant website if you are looking for a dress in a particular colour. Perfect for finding your own Little Red Dress!
2 thoughts on “Everyone should own a Little RED Dress”
I love wearing red, unfortunately where I live it’s often frowned upon or even considered rude. (wearing bright red to someone else’s party is an affront).
Oh that’s really interesting, Julia, I hadn’t heard that before! I find that most people are scared to wear red because they don’t want to stand out too much, which makes sense given most people often tend to wear black and other neutrals.