Like most New Yorkers, I spend most of my days wearing black, grey or some other neutral. So, its no surprise that primarily all of my go-to cocktail dresses (because every girl needs a few) are also similarly colored. But every once in awhile, something bright (and way cheerier) will catch my eye and I’m reminded of how beautiful a little color can make you look and feel – especially red. There’s gotta be something to it if there’s a song written about it, right? So why not mix things up and try a little red dress the next time you’re searching for a new go-to piece?
This weekend, we were attending a daytime wedding in Maryland and since we were south of the Mason Dixon line, I wanted a look with a little Southern Belle flare. I recently found the prettiest red low v-neck racerback skater dress on super sale at Alice & Olivia and knew it would be perfect for this occasion. To keep the rest simple and elegant, I wore a pair of single strap nude suede heels and my favorite champagne Gucci Soho Disco bag. For accessories, I wore rhinestone drop medallion earrings and two simple rhinestone tennis bracelets. For hair, I figured the bigger the better, and curled with a 1 inch ceramic iron and then combed out the curls for a full bouncy look.
Note: I don’t often wear red to weddings because: (1) in most Asian and South Asian cultures, red is the color of the bride and (2) a flashy red dress can be a little too attention grabbing and no one wants to distract from the bride. But in the right context, and more importantly, with the right silhouette and without too much embellishment, a little red dress can be appropriate for almost any occasion.
LOVE – MY.