Thursday, February 03, 2011

Rockin' the Red Dress


For the last 50 years, the movie industry has been captivated by a woman in red. For good reason: there's something about a red dress, especially on Valentine's Day, that can really rev up your star power.

My secret to rockin' a red dress is threefold:

1. Choose hosiery and heels (even a kitten heel) in the same coloration to lengthen and narrow your silhouette, black with black, nude with silver or gold. If you are a person of color, choose pewter or bronze. You want your shoes to match your skin tone as closely as possible.

2. Select sexy, feminine accessories like an evening bag or bold jewelry. Choose accessories that are bold and significant enough for women of our stature.

3. Wear a firm, full-length slip underneath. The slip should be fitted through the bust and drape snuggly from a high, empire waist, and that will help create a flattering shape, smooth out bumps for an overall toned quality. Did I mention the color? Black. The texture? Satin. And that will take care of the rest of the evening!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Babe

Red Surplice Tieback Stretch Knit Dress
Red Stretch Knit Velvet Surplice Dress
Red Matte Jersey Gathered Maxi Dress
Camel or Black Open Toe Sling-Back
Bronze or Black Sling-Back
Carol for Eva Graham Jet Bead Necklace

2 comments:

Sherry said...

Hi Babe,

Red is my favorite color, and I love red dresses, but these straight styles are not my thing. For me all of those undergarments are a pain. I prefer more coverage in a dress. I also like more length. Not everyone is blessed with such gorgeous gams!

Babe Hope said...

Hi Sherry, The 3 dresses suggested give progressively more coverage. Check out the Red Matte Jersey Gathered Maxi Dress, style # 04231, it is 54 inches long! It can be combined with a great Swing-Style jacket, style # 94567.

In addition to a full cut, the fabric has a great weight for a flattering drape.

Let me know what you think! Babe