We devote this feature to everything red and we showcase 5 inspirational ways to dazzle your wardrobe in a palette ranging from cherry and crimson to ruby and rose.
LA DOLCE VITA: Channel luxury and mystery while keeping cool and chic in this glamorous red straw hat. It’s the ultimate partner to a nautical look and combined with this polka dot jumpsuit a la Sophia Loren you’ll be glam perfection. Make sure the hat is in proportion to the frame of your body; the width of the hat shouldn’t be wider than the width of your shoulders.
Credits: Jumpsuit from Foschini; Hat from Zara; Shoes from Truworths.
OH KIMONO: Master the art of wearing a print by slipping into a sultry kimono. Loved by celebs and stylists alike, this kimono boasts deep shades of red and gold. So versatile it can be worn over narrow leg pants in red or black or even with jeans. If your chosen kimono has wide sleeves add a thin belt to create a shaped waist.
Credits: Top by Dusud from Morgan.
SWEEPING STYLE: Totally seductive and fashionably feminine, the maxi dress is fashion’s shining star. A fitted dress that follows the curves of your body requires a flat tummy, good hips and a good bottom. For a flattering alternative, choose a soft fabric that camouflages your concerns. A printed dress is a statement in itself so best keep your accessories to a minimum.
Credits: Dress from Cameroon; Ring from Truworths.
MIX AND MATCH: This matching top and skirt is a showstopper, but don’t get stuck in a rut by always wearing them together. Hang your two-piece on different hangers and wear each item with other separates. The halter neck looks lovely on a pair of toned shoulders and if you have narrow shoulders we suggest this style to create the effect of wider shoulders.
Credits: Matching top and skirt and earrings all from Truworths.
THE FINAL BOW: Fashion is definitely aflutter in romantic shades of crimson, ruby, cherry and scarlet as we showed you how to fall for the colour of love. We hope you enjoyed our fashion feature!
CREDITS: Left: Red tulle dress from Stuttafords; Ring and earrings from Accessorize. Right: Cocktail sequin dress from Robot.