Cooler Than The Red Dress: The Best Red Dresses From The 2015 Collections


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.

Red.
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:
http://www.weddingshe.com/product/10975612.html


Louis Vuitton turned up the heat on the classic shirt dress.

This red-carpet ready gown is so stunning. Thank you, Valentino.

Loving the high neck on this gown? Check out this pretty bargain:
http://www.weddingshe.com/product/10989406.html

 
 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:
http://www.weddingshe.com/product/10989300.html



 Carolina Herrera opts for a vampy crimson hue in a sixties tee shape.
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:
http://www.weddingshe.com/product/10975532.html



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**

Photo credits (from top): weddingshe.com, theskinnybeep.com, popsugar.com.au, popsugar.com.au, fashiongonerogue.com, glamour.com, dailymail.com, fashionmagazinebest.com, glamour.com, blog.spylight.com


What do you think of the red dress?

Rachel
xoxo

57 comments:

  1. I think that red dresses are beautiful. The first dress looks amazing on Blake Lively :)

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  2. Red dresses are always beautiful thing to have in wardrobe :)
    Nice post dear :)))

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  3. Louis Vuitton us my favorite, so great!
    Kisses

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  4. Red dresses look so chic!

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ♥

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  5. I love it, its always very sexy!!

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  6. I adore red dresses! That Issa one is stunning, as they all are!

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  7. amazing post!!! I adore all of these dresses, but Valentino is the best!!!
    have a wonderful weekend!!

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  8. These dresses are adorable!!
    Love Julia Roberts :)
    Great post !!!

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  9. Great post - so many stunning red dresses!

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  10. Amazing red dresses, the most fabulous the one from Pretty Woman. Happy Easter dear!
    Baci,Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  11. I am loving all of the red!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  12. Amazing dresses!
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  13. I'm not a huge red dress wearer, but I am so loving your choices. I would try some of these dresses. Great post.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
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  14. That wine Valentino dress is so beautiful! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  15. These red dresses are so beautiful!

    - Liz
    www.LizLizo.com

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  16. Great selection of red dresses sexy and elegant, I want them!

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  17. Too cute! Love all those red dresses!
    Happy Friday and have a lovely Easter!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  18. Red is My fav color!!! Your selection is absolutely amazing!!!!!
    Happy Easter doll!
    xo Paola
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  19. everything red is amazing :)
    kiss
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  20. Beautiful inspirations! Red dresses are always so amazing!

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  21. Red dresses are so glam! What a great colour
    xo
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  22. love red dresses! they are so stunning, particularly the ones you picked! they can be so glam. i love wearing red dresses, they go well with my skin color! xo
    Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  23. Blake Lively's dress hands down. She's also one of the most beautiful woman on earth in my eyes sooo! XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  24. Great picks, Rachel. Anyway, I still love black dresses ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jasmine ♥
    For a Real Woman

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  25. The Versace strapless is just gorgeous!

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  26. The Versace one is beautiful! I love red dresses :)

    Rebecca Coco

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  27. I think red is color of passion my dear....nice selection!!! I hope that you will spend a happy Easter, kisses and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

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  28. Amazing post!
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  29. Wow, amazing dresses. *__*
    Have a nice Easter weekend. New outfit is online...

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  30. Love red dresses, but I always find them to look better on blondes! I can't find the one that suits me!

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  31. Hello,

    Soooo beautifuuuuul ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

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  32. I am SO in love with Blake Lively in that dress, truly stunning! Great post lovely, maroon is such a classic, wearable colour... I love it! :)

    Elle
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    xx

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  33. I do love a good red dress. These are lovely!

    Corinne x
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  34. I really do love red dresses and don't even own any how terrible is that?! Blake just looks incredible, I envy her so much xxx

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  35. I love red dresses, and the Zac Posen gown is just amazing!

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  36. Love the red!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  37. I love red dress esp for night gala
    XO

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  38. Red is such a stunning color! The various hues go with any complexion. These dresses are amazing!

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  39. What a lovely list. I love red dresses! X
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  40. Hi Rachel, I love the one by Valentino - WOW! He's no doubt a genius.

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  41. I think it's being associated with flames that red dresses makes the woman look like she's on fire. Like "Watch out world! She's coming!"

    Happy Easter!

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  42. Blake Lively's dress is definitely my favorite out of all of these! Love the red!

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  43. Red is a fabulous color, and it looks great! Thank you for posting all these great looking red dresses.

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  44. I love the rich red color, especially on a evening long dress! Beautiful selection!
    xx cvetybaby.com

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  45. Beautiful red dresses.
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  46. Blake is gorgeous! I love her style so much! xx
    Margo Raffaelli

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  47. Loving all of this inspo!! Red is officially the new black as far as we're concerned!

    xx 365Hangers

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  48. I like the one Blake Lively is wearing a lot. The ones from Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana are lovely as well!

    -M
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  49. Red belongs to my favourite colour and therefore I thank you for the wonderful inspirations!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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  50. Red is so bold, chic and classic! Lovely inspirations! :)
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  51. Louis Vuitton's casual take on the bold red dress steals the show for me! I've really enjoyed scrolling through this post by the way, especially as I literally bought a floor-length silk red dress just last week (for no reason other than impulse shopping haha)! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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