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UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING COLOURS PART 8: RED EVENING DRESSES

Monday 20th March, 2017

Red is one of those wow, sexy and “hot” colours. It is commonly associated with love and attention with many ladies choosing red evening dresses because of the colour’s vibrancy and bold statement it makes.

Red is one of the universally flattering colours that look fabulous on everyone. Red evening gowns are suitable for an array of formal and special events and it’s almost always head turning. Red comes in many different shades from bright fiery red to subdued darker hues. As there are so many shades of red, you have plenty of choice to choose from, but it’s best to pick the shade of red that is most suitable to your skin’s undertone.

red evening gowns

How to choose the best shade of red evening dresses

There are three types of skin undertones.

(1) Cool undertone: You have a cool tone if you have pink, red or bluish undertones in your skin. If this is you, pick red evening dresses in shades of maroon, burgundy or burnt orange red.

(2) Warm undertone: You have a warm tone if you have yellow, peach or golden undertone. These are earthy shades so if this is what is identified as your skin undertone, opt for red formal gowns in shades of ruby red, fiery (bright) red or rusty red.

(3) Neutral undertone: You have a mix of warm and cool undertones. If you have neutral undertone, you are so lucky! Why? Because you can wear any shade of red and will look fabulous.

If you’re still not sure which shade of red is right for you, another way to help identify the best red hue is to determine the right shade of red to flatter your body shape. For example; if you’re a smaller framed, petite female, vivid and bright red evening dresses will look great on you. If you’re curvy or plus sized, darker shades of red will work in your favour to give you a streamline and slimming silhouette. The darker shade will help to draw attention away and take the focus from your trouble areas.

How to accessorize a red evening dress

Red evening dresses make a bold statement in it’s own right so you don’t really need a lot of jewellery or accessories to complete your look. You can even get away with wearing no jewellery if you really wanted to. This gives your red gown the opportunity to speak for itself. However if you’re keen to accessorize, it’s best to keep it minimal and choose simplistic styled jewelleries and accessories. Gold, silver or black accessories work well with red evening dresses, either as a standalone item (i.e all gold, all silver or all black) or you can mix the colours. Bear in mind the colour combination to ensure the tones complement each other. Say, if you choose black accessories, then you can pair black with gold accessories or black and silver accessories but stay away from mixing gold and silver together as this cheapens the look immensely.

What colour shoes to wear with a red evening dress

  • The most common colour is black heels work with red evening dresses but because this is so common, the colour combination gets overdone
  • Nude heels look great with a red evening dress and the colour combination always works
  • You can opt to go red on red, meaning red dress + matching red shoes
  • Match your shoe colour with your jewellery or accessories. So if you accessorize with gold then picking a pair of gold shoes will complete the look nicely. The same rule applies to silver jewelleries or accessories pick silver shoes to match.

What colour evening clutch to go with red evening gowns?

Again, black, gold, silver, nude or red evening bags and clutches work well with a red evening dress. To get a complete coordinated look, you can match your clutch bag with the colour of your jewellery or accessories. A bronze coloured clutch will also look pretty amazing against a red gown so it’s a colour worth considering.

This wraps up our series of the universal flattering colours that looks great on everyone. If you've missed our previous blog series of the colours, here are the links to all the universal colours for the complete series.

UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING COLOURS PART 1: COBALT EVENING DRESSES

cobalt blue evening dresses

UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING COLOURS PART 2: EMERALD GREEN EVENING DRESSES

emeral green evening gowns

UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING COLOURS PART 3: MAGENTA EVENING DRESSES

magenta formal dresses

UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING COLOURS PART 4: NAVY EVENING DRESSES

navy blue formal dresses

UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING COLOURS PART 5: PURPLE EVENING DRESSES

purple evening dress

UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING COLOURS PART 6: TEAL EVENING DRESSES

teal evening gowns

UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING COLOURS PART 7: STONE EVENING DRESSES

stone coloured evening gowns

Red evening and formal dresses are one of our fastest and best-selling colour. There are so many different shades, depending on the type of fabrics of the dress. If you're thinking of getting a custom made dress in red, we can help you make that gorgeous and wow factor red evening gown for your next special/formal event.

Contact us via email or call us on 0431 273 522 to speak to us directly about your prom/ball dresses or formal dress requirements. We'd love to help you create and make your beautiful evening dress!

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