29 November 2016

10 Red Dresses That Aren't Just For Christmas

 10 red dresses that are not just for christmas

Red dresses are undeniably perfect for Christmas. But we've all had those sequin red dresses and walking-Christmas-tree get-ups that are so Christmassy, they are honestly as disposable as a snowflake-embellished paper plate.

The result? You wear them once, then they sit in your wardrobe collecting dust or become pals with someones old bra in the charity shop bargain bin.

Today, I show you ten red dresses that will see you through the festive period and beyond. After all, there's no point buying something that can only be worn once a year!

1. The Off- Shoulder Party Dress

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Dress: Forcast*
Clutch: Local Boutique (Similar)
Heels: Similar
Earrings: Lovisa 

Firstly, apologies for how much of an absolute b--ch I look in these photos, I promise that I am actually not Cruella Deville's second cousin. It was sunny and I was trying to do that 'fierce' thing that I've seen far too many times on Top Model. #MassiveNerdAlert

Now that I've apologized for my moody-ass face, onto the outfit! This stunning watermelon hued dress is the perfect option for Christmas parties, but it's unique shade ensures that is far more versatile than just being a one-night, tinsel-filled fling.

When shopping for red dresses that will see you through Christmas and beyond, it's safe to opt for fabrics that are more on the plainer side of things. This thick, matte fabric doesn't particularly scream Christmas, but when dressed up with a whole lot of bling, it is perfect for the silly season.

As a matter of fact, this red dress will be making a regular appearance in my Summer wardrobe; there is something about this particular shade of red that makes me crave pina coladas and dances next to the beach. I'm heading down to Hamilton Island in a few weeks and this baby already has a prime spot reserved in my suitcase for island cocktails.

This red dress also combines two of my favourite things: off-shoulder and asymmetry. Not only does this ensure that I will be feeling a bit sexy this holiday period, it also ensures it will see me right through the Australian Summer. Wham! Bang! Thank you ma'am!


2. The Red Maxi Slip Dress

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Dress: Irisie*
Earrings: Lovisa (Identical here)
Choker: Lovisa
Clutch: Tony Bianco

Miss Deville (see section 1) returns again and this time she's donning this season's creme-de-la-creme of all red dresses: the slip dress.

This outfit may as well have 'so here it is, Merry Christmas' plastered across the back! The silky texture, the low back, the slit; hello Santa baby! I went a bit Courtney Love with a wide-set choker and tassel earrings. If you're a 90s kid, you may as well act like one.

Although this red slip dress may seem festive, whack it on over a white tee and boom: an on-trend look that isn't the sartorial equivalent of egg nogg. I've also seen many ladies layering their slip dresses over shirts and turtle neck sweaters, which is a fantastic option for keeping a red slip dress on rotation all Winter.

As it's Summer here in Australia, I'll be layering this red dress over white tees, short sleeved denim shirts and floral tops. Then I'll add some Adidas Superstars and pretend that I'm an off-duty Gigi Hadid.

See red dresses #3-10 below! Sorry, I did sort of cheat... but a girl can seriously not actually own that many red dresses! **Hides face**

3. ASOS Choker Kimono Dress

This choker kimono dress is that stunning wine hue that is perfect for year-round wear. The oversized kimono sleeves and choker neck make it so on-trend that you wouldn't dare to have it in the back of your wardrobe collecting dust.


4. ASOS Lace Smock Dress

This lacey wonder seriously floats my boho boat (get in ma 'drobe!!!). Aussie ladies can take this beauty from the beach to bar with ease. It's also made to be layered over knitted jumpers and teamed with biker boots. #JustSaying


5. Bardot Lace Dress

I feel like I should just place a million heart emojis here, but that would be about as boring as the back of Louis Walsh's head. This bardot lace dress is your night-out BFF for all year round!


6. Princess Polly Playsuit

Erm.. isn't this a post about red dresses? Yes, but I couldn't leave this red playsuit out, it's super cute and it is perfect for Christmas, New Year and just life in general. **Insert Homer Simpson drool**


7. Revolve Lace Dress

The relaxed off-shoulder fit of this lace-dress makes it really versatile. It's a piece that will be really fun to dress up and down.


8. The Fifth Label Midi Dress

This print is like some kind of stunning optical illusion. Look at it one way and it's so festively Nordic, then look at it another and it says folky Summer festival.


9. Boohoo Cold Shoulder Dress


10. Lavish Alice Bandeau Dress

When looking for red dresses that will see you beyond Christmas, opt for orange toned reds. This Lavish Alice dress is perfect for partying the Summer away.

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  1. You look beyond stunning in these dresses, so flawless and pretty! Have a lovely day :)

  2. The second dress is so stunning!
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  3. I love your red dresses. They look really great even without the christmas season.

  4. A red dress is something I really need to add to my wardrobe as I think they just look so classy. I love the off the shoulder option and also the playsuit you have picked for something a little different :) x

  5. Love your post :)

  6. Love this post idea and especially your red maxi slip dress. Beautiful Rach. Just gorgeous.


  7. It's incredible but I have not a red dress in my wardrobe, I need one! Yours are both very beautiful, you look so classy dear!

  8. I think the red slip dress is sooo gorgeous! I am loving the slip dress trend and it's definitely something that would work well for holiday parties and other occasions. Hahaha the Cruella Deville thing is so funny!! I do a similar thing when I take my photos too. Try to channel my inner Kendall Jenner or Karlie Kloss, but I know it doesn't always end up so haha

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  9. Love them all! ;)

  10. Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Love, Hadasah Love | Instagram @hadasahlove

  11. Killing it, killing it, KILLING THE HELL OUTTA IT babe! Sorry for the caps, my girl crush is soaring to new heights, honestly what a stunner you are Rach (I know I always say this, but it's damn true girl!) Rocking both red dresses so dreamily like the stunning señorita you are, I'm heart-eyed for this beautiful post, and loving the idea of being able to rock a red dress throughout every season too. Loving all your stunning picks, that bardot dress is most definitely giving me all the feels <3

    The off the shoulder look is always perfect, and the way you've added your blissful shell embellished clutch makes for the most mermaid-y, outta this world trip. The slip dress screams sexy and I'm loving the idea of wearing it over a white tee for a transeasonal vibe. Your earrings and accessories for both dresses hit a new level of babin'. In total LOVE! Not only do your paradisal pictures transport me straight to hot beaches, your gorgeous writing does the very same! You've got me craving a Piña Colada for sure ;) Hamilton Island sounds like an absolute dream, hope you have a blast lovely, you'll be the sassiest sunshine soul there for SURE! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  12. Red is my favorite color in general and these red dresses are just wonderful my dear!
    xx Frederique

  13. I agree that there isn't much point in buying something if you can only wear it once. It's so much better to be able to get more of a wear out of something. Your wallet will thank you and so will the environment! Love the slip dress! I think I remember seeing it in one of your Insta Stories!

    Violet Roots || Instagram

  14. I am obsessed with these picks babe! Red is such an important color for the holiday season, so having this guide for red dresses is super helpful before the holiday season! Thanks so much for sharing girl <3

    XO Jessi,

  15. You look beautiful in both of those dresses, and I also love the ones you linked! All of these are definitely perfect for many different kind of occasions, and not just Christmas! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!

    xo, Esther

  16. #9 is my favorite. It looks versatile. Although all are lovely too. :)

  17. Ahh such a gorgeous selection! I should seriously invest in a red dress or two.

  18. Your dresses are so pretty! :) xx

  19. Love that red dress on you!

  20. Red is so your color, Rachel! It looks great with your tan.
    To me red is always a great choice because it's super sexy and there isn't anything better than an off the shoulders red dress. You look fabulous!

  21. I love of corse the red color and all your dressed selected are beautiful!
    Have a nice day,

  22. Thanks for your recommendations, the bardot lace dress is gorgeous, I will check the website asap. I purchased one from Boohoo last year but didn't wear it so I have this option too! x Hace a nice weekend!


  23. Beautiful dresses!

  24. I love the two dresses you picked. Red is not an easy color and what you selected is very stylish and chic!

  25. you look stunning in red!

  26. Gorgeous dresses! Love the second one

  27. Girl I wish I could rock red as well as you do and you look absolutely divine in that red slip dress! So beautiful!!! Now, one last question - does it come in black? :P

    Helen xx

  28. You look really beautiful in red dresses. These are such great picks and such a staple color for the holiday season.

    Ann-Marie |

  29. Girl you look STUNNING! Red is clearly your colour babes - love both dresses!

    Hayley xo

  30. such amazing post! love all of dresses, so pretty <3


  31. This post is genius babe! So true that red is not for Christmas only, but can be worn as a chic and glam statement. Love the slip dress, the dress in combo with the earrings is gorgeous! Xx

  32. Great post luv.... All the dresses are so gorgeous....luv them...xoxo, Neha

  33. Red simply goes so well with your skin tone Rach! I adore the second dress on you - so classy!

    xx Aldora |

  34. Ohh I really love number 6 and number 7! I need to get a red dress for sure. Can't believe I don't have one!

    xo, mikéla /

  35. nice post :)
    Happy Sunday :)

  36. The second one is perfect! You look incredible babe - red is def your color! You Rocked it! <3

  37. I completely agree that red dresses shouldn't just be reserved for the holidays. The dresses you styled above are great for any occasion and should be shown off all year round. The off the shoulder dress is so classy and I love how sophisticated it looks. The slip dress is perfect itself and layered. Great picks for red dresses. Xoxo, Christine

  38. DANG girl, you rock that red dress!!! Great picks, I would be happy with any of those digs! <3 -

  39. Fabulous outfit!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  40. You got that Fierce look down! :) Totally know what you mean on Top Model. I do love red so much and your choices are fabulous! Hope your weekend has been lovely.


  41. In love with the first one!

  42. Red represents the color of Christmas for sure. Before we even go to the versatility of Christmas party outfits can we state the obvious which is your body being goals since forever, the toned legs and the whole body frame, babe you always keep me on my toes and since I was just eating peanut I will just drop this jar gracefully,lol! I love how you've explained about these dresses being styled differently to fit other occasions so that Christmas can not be the only occasion to wear them.

  43. Ooo I love all of these, however my fav is that red slip

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  44. oh wow red looks so amazing on you, just too perfect :)

  45. Amazing look girl. I really can't get enough red this time of year.

  46. Amazing look <3

  47. This post is so helpful, almost everyone thinks that red outfits are for the holidays but I love your selection, it's my favorite color ♥

  48. Rachel you look amazing! These dresses are gorgeous on you!! I have been looking for a red dress this week. I think I have just found a lovely one from ASOS. I also got one from Missguided which I will be returning.

    Red is such a stunning colour! I love a red dress!

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  49. Wow the red dress is stunning! You're so right, I love how you can wear red for the holidays and for other occasions! Great selection, I'm gonna get my shopping on now!

  50. You look fantastic darling in RED. Gorgeous as always! Perfect holiday look!
    Have a wonderful week!
    much love, Len

  51. I love these red dresses! I think red looks stunning on any skin tone. You look fabulous!
    xo, Maryam

  52. All of these dresses are so beautiful and I love the thought about making a red dress purchased based off of something you will wear the entire year!

    Manda |

  53. Love the dressed you are wearing, they look AMAZING on you! Personally for me i think it would be a little bit too formal to wear for christmas. But i love no 6, the shorter choker dress that you linked!!


  54. You look so hot in red! I look like a clown in it, so I wear green and blue and Metallics during the holiday!

  55. I love color and anyone who knows me would agree especially red! I think my favorite is the off the shoulder it looks so sexy on you. Thank you for sharing these great red dresses. I just may have to add one to my wardrobe :)

  56. Nice post!!
    I have a some pair of red dresses.
    Love your first look but is very beautiful the second satin one .

  57. That red maxi is so pretty! IT is the perfect piece for a nice Christmas Dinner! What is your plan for this xmas babe?

    xx, Jessie


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