Valentino once said, “Women usually prefer to wear black at events because it makes them feel safe, however, if there’s one woman wearing red, she will inevitably be the eye-catcher of the evening. It’s as though the room is suddenly illuminated- simply perfect for a grand-entrance”.(Source)
The designer would know as he has been an expert at creating beautiful and iconic red dresses for over 25 years and even has his own trademark red known as rosso Valentino.
The reason why some women may be intimidated by the idea of wearing red is because the color is so bold and conveys many meanings. Red is frequently associated with guilt, sin, love, anger, passion, lust and love which are all very strong emotions.
As attention grabbing as the color is, red doesn't only work on ultra sexy, glamorous dresses as it can be just as effective on sweet, girlie dresses.
Red dresses have also been a huge part of cinema with confident, sassy female characters donning the color in a variety of silhouettes.
Below are Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton in Funny Face (1957), Kelly Le Brock as Charlotte in The Woman in Red (1984) and Nicole Kidman as Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001).
These confident ladies on the street show their individual ways of wearing red dresses, each dress and how it is styled communicating something different and unique about its wearer.
Inject some bold color into your wardrobe with any of the lovely red dresses below.
Price: UK £40.00 (US$78.08)
Price: UK £28.00 (US$54.67)
Curvy Jersey Knot-Front Halter Dress