Is there anything more powerful than a lady in red? Social season is here and whether your plans call for an outfit to turn heads or raise body temperatures, we’d suggest dialing up the drama in a fail-safe red number. Here are our top picks of red dresses for 2021 to keep that body warm and well-dressed for whatever those pending festivities.
Long Red Dresses
Tis the season for a special kinda outfit. A long red dress oozes sensuality and sophistication, all the while adding a dash of old-school Hollywood glamour. A maxi length that drapes beautifully down to the ankle is not only ultra-flattering but highly practical in those frosty winter months. Our standout dress above incorporates a little leg slit that teases the calf, just enough to get people talking. A deep V-neckline that enhances your décolletage also adds some heat, while the long sleeve balances out the skin on show. Perfectly paired with a red strappy heel.
Red Mini Dresses
Next, the red mini dress. When your legs are your favorite feature, a short red dress should be your go-to. Like our top pick above showcases, a dress can play with fabric, cuts, and texture to create an expensive, high-quality look. The draped ruching of this high cowl neckline folds and gathers, creating an illusion of thick, plush fabric. The disguised belt balances out proportions by cinching in the waist, showing the shape of your silhouette. A sexy red dress doesn’t have to mean a whole lot of skin. Sometimes a little leg is all you need.
Red Satin Dresses
Wrap us up in a bow. When it comes to a festive frock, nothing screams the holidays like silks and satins. The soft flowing fabric feels buttery soft on your skin, and satin’s luxurious drape skims the body seamlessly. We chose the above red satin dress because its sheen beautifully reflects the light, adding a hint of a shimmer, and the ruched detailing adds drama to the look. The plunging neckline and draping detail at the front gives the illusion of a present just waiting to be unwrapped. Simply add a pair of black strappy heels and you’re good to go.
Casual Red Dresses
And not a red sweater dress in sight. If lounging on the sofa or curling up with a book is more so how you do Christmas, this one’s for you. This red mini smock dress has an oversized silhouette that drapes down to the thigh, providing your body with room to move, dance, and be merry. Yes, it has short sleeves, but the addition of the plaid print boosts its holiday feel – inspired by the traditional tartan design typically worn at Christmas. When comfort tops your agenda, a casual red dress can be the best option, while being just as festive and super cute.
Red Bodycon Dresses
No list of red dresses for women is complete without a classic bodycon. Known for its form-fitting shape, bodycon dresses work to outline and accentuate the contours of your silhouette with a figure-hugging fit. What do we love about the above red dress? For starters, it’s timeless, ageless, and ultra-flattering. The long bell sleeves add a unique fashion feature, and the high neck dials up the class. We think she looks great with knee-high boots, too.