The LBD, as we know it, is an overdone icon. Although it's inevitably a style staple, (who wouldn't want a perfect black dress?!) after it has featured in every glossy mag known to exist numerous times, it is safe to say that is over-hyped.
I mean, technically speaking; black actually isn't a colour and as much as I love the all-black look sometimes I just want something that adds a little snap, crackle and pop to my evening look. Sorry Kelloggs: Please do not sue!
Although Lagerfeld may appropriately praise the LBD, Coco Chanel herself stated that 'in order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.' So what does that mean? Not wearing a black dress to the next wedding/formal occasion/event your invited to? Bingo!
So what should we look for in a new go-to dress? Well, much like the beloved LBD it should be sexy, sophisticated, elegant and timeless.
Well, if it's good enough for Blake Lively....
Red is the colour of passion, love, sex appeal and most of all, confidence. Although this look is certainly not for a wall flower, industry experts have advised wearing red to important events. Why, I hear you ask? Because it is a symbol of power.
Designers have taken this wave of new-age feminism in their stride and have presented this firey colour in all it's glory in both S/S 15 and A/W 15/16 collections.
Because, as the Sugarbabes famously sang: 'Cos I'm cooler than the red dress.'
Assymetric and detailed folding ruled at Issa.
If a designer dress is way out of your price range, check out this stunning folded piece:
This red-carpet ready gown is so stunning. Thank you, Valentino.
Loving the high neck on this gown? Check out this pretty bargain:
Tommy Hilfiger embraces his classic cowboy influence with this 70s-inspired suede dress.
Versace effortlessly combines glamor and sex appeal with this hand-beaded number. Note the chunky waist belt.
This is Sicily literally embodied in a dress if we've ever seen it. Only Dolce and Gabbana could produce such a lacey, Italian number.
Inject a little Italiano into your next event with this stunner:
Zac Posen proves himself to be the king of the fairytale dress with this sangria ball gown.
If Zac Posen's a little out of your price range, this red evening dress from Wedding She looks like it's been taken straight out of a fairytale:
And here's a special little tribute to the most iconic red dress ever. It has to be THE dress Julia Robert's wore during THAT reveal in 'Pretty Woman' **swoons**
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What do you think of the red dress?