How To Wear A Little Red Dress

Candice Swanepoel by Mariano Vivanco, Vogue Mexico //Alexander McQueen red cut out dress


I’ve been looking for a great red dress for a while and it’s surprisingly hard to find. I’d prefer something v-neck and a shift style and works for a girl that has a real girl booty. Have you come across anything good like this lately?

-Annika, NY

Dear Annika,

Yes, in fact the LRD is just as popular and versatile as the classic LBD right now. The great thing about the little red dress is that it never goes out of style, you can dress it up or down and it’s flattering on everyone. The perfect LRD is out there for sure and it’s easier to find/wear than you think. See below for my top picks for you and be sure to follow my styling tips when you wear it.

If you’re going to wear a red dress, you may want to follow these STYLIST TIPS:

→Look for a dress that’s either lined or not too clingy to avoid seeing any unsightly lines or bumps. If not, wear either a half or full slip to smooth everything out.

→Pair your dress with neutral accessories like black, grey, silver, gold, nude, or even another shade of red and let the dress do the work with drawing in the eye. Accessories should compliment the dress and not distract from it, otherwise with such a bold color, it could be overwhelming.

→For a polished look, add a neutral blazer and for a more casual look or to take it into evening, add a fitted leather jacket.

→Look for a longer hem that hits either just above or below the knee for a more professional look.