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
Clutch: Local Boutique (Similar)
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
Earrings: Lovisa (Identical here)
Clutch: Tony Bianco
Heels: Famous Footwear
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**
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
bardot lace dress is your night-out BFF for all year round!
red playsuit out, it's super cute and it is perfect for Christmas, New Year and just life in general. **Insert Homer Simpson drool**
lace-dress makes it really versatile. It's a piece that will be really fun to dress up and down.
Lavish Alice dress is perfect for partying the Summer away.
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