Wednesday, November 27, 2013


About to wear red? So take you time to learn more about the color and how to make it appear in a pretty shade. While red has different symbolic meanings, individual reactions to the color red can vary widely. Red makes me feel delightful, elegant, and sensational. The color red reminds me of love and passion. It brightens my mood. It's very dominating  and  fierce. The color itself demands too much attention.Red also has more personal associations than any other color.

RED is ... Passion...confidence... desire... high energy...

If you don't know where to start, try silver-pink jewelry or a silver-pink metallic shoe. These pieces are mostly silver but have a slight hint of pink. This works well for casual and party dresses, but may be too much for a formal or semi-formal occasion.Opt for red lipstick over other shades. It doesn't have to be fire engine red, but a red tint to your lips can help coordinate your make-up with your dress. If red lipstick seems a little much for the occasion, try a clear or nude gloss, instead.Keep your make-up simple. A little blush on your cheeks and a smoky eye can create an attractive look, but don't overdo it.Many women may hesitate to match red accessories with a red dress, while many others may do so haphazardly. Red can be worn with red, however, as long as you play with different shades and textures to keep things interesting.

Some interesting facts about RED color:
The color red doesn't really make bulls angry; They are color-blind.
There are at least 23 different shades of red crayons.
The red stripes on the United States Flag stand for courage.
Chinese brides traditionally wear red wedding dresses for good luck.

Seeing the color red can make your heart beat faster.
The color red is most often associated with power and passion. It is a fierce and emotionally intense color. Red symbolizes speed, sexuality, and style. Fast cars are red. Beautiful women wear red clothes and red lipstick. Red is also the color of romance and love. If you want to express your love for a woman with flowers, the flowers must be red. In all cases, whether red is worn by a woman, or used in home décor, it will always attract attention.Red often gives conflicting messages. Red means "stop" when used on a street light, but it means "go" when worn as lipstick or given as flowers. Red means danger when used on signs and fire extinguishers. Red means both romantic love and sexual lust. Red is the color of  Communism, but it also symbolizes Christmas when mixed with the colors green, white, and gold.There are many variations of red: scarlet and vermilion are the shocking and extreme reds, while pink, maroon, and crimson are subtler reds.Fashion experts always recommend at least a splash of red when dressing for a job interview or any other important meeting, because red symbolizes power, decisiveness and leadership. In home décor, red is rarely used as a base color but often as highlights.
One wall of a room may be painted red to create a feature wall that attracts attention. A sofa may be splashed with red cushions. A centerpiece of red flowers may be used for a special dinner event.Red is so intense a color that it doesn't suit everyone. A rule of thumb: drive a red car, but wear black. Red clothing has the effect of making a person look fuller than they really are. In all instances, red is an extreme color and should be chosen with caution.Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.
Now let's think on how to Accessorize a Red Dress

    Think Monochromatic

bring in black belt. Best kind would be one of the stretchy ones so it doesn't look like the belt should go on pants. Belts definitely classy the dress and show off the good curves.

Mix in different shades of red. A bright red can look overwhelming if you use it in every part of your outfit. Instead, use different shades of red to create contrast while staying within an all-red color scheme.
Try a burgundy red heel or flat. This shade is deep enough to mimic the classic look of black, but offers a subtle hint of color to your feet.
Keep things bright with a patent leather pump. If you have a bold personality, opt for a bold shoe. Shiny patent leather adds a trace of shimmer to your foot, which may prevent your red shoe from being obscured by your red dress.
Look for jewelry with red gemstones. Think rubies or garnets. Gunmetal settings create a tough look, while silver and gold settings have classic appeal.
Consider rings, earrings, and bracelets over necklaces. Post earrings, bracelets, and rings do not overlap with your dress and can be admired on their own. Necklaces and long dangle earrings may brush your dress, and the red stones may blend in with the red fabric.
Carry a small purse. Even though you can have an ensemble with multiple red pieces, you should still keep things toned down. A large red bag may wash you out with too much red. Instead, go for a small red clutch, especially one in a shade that varies from your dress.
Keep your accessories subdued. Too many red accessories can confuse the eye. Restrict your jewelry to one or two small pieces, and avoid any accessory that looks unnecessarily large.
Create a Twist with Other Colors

Think pink. In essence, pink is a light red. Not every shade of pink will match with every shade of red, so you should carefully examine compare a pink accessory before wearing it with your red dress.
Be the life of the party with primary colors. Carry a handbag with red, yellow, and blue running through it, and match it with blue shoes or simple yellow earrings. Keep your accessories small and low-key to achieve a funky style without looking too busy.
Look for patterns that include red in them. This works especially well if the shade of red matches the shade of your dress. Wear a scarf with red and violet stripes, or a sash with an abstract print in red and orange.
Go for an Americana theme. For a Memorial Day picnic or 4th of July barbeque, tie a navy blue belt around a red sundress. Match it with white sandals and white earrings or novelty flag earrings.
Save the green for Christmas time. A red sweater dress can matched with deep green pumps can create a fun, seasonal look for the holiday season, but may not work well otherwise since many automatically associate a red-and-green color scheme with Christmas.
Opt for deep shades over bright shades. Deep shades add color without looking too flashy. Bright colors may compete with a bright red dress, resulting in a tacky look.

Glitz It Up

Add a simple hint of glamour to your dress with solid silver or gold. Metallics often have enough shine to look elegant on their own. Add shimmer to your neck or wrist with a simple chain, and look for a metallic shoe and handbag to tie your look together.
Go for a two-toned look. While silver and gold can be used separately for a red dress, mixing the two together can create a look that is both visually interesting and classy. Look for two-toned jewelry, or create the look yourself by layering thick gold and silver necklaces around your neck. Follow through by matching a silver chain belt with a gold shoe.
Maximize your glitz and glamour with diamonds. Wear just enough diamonds to add sparkle to your ensemble without competing with your bold red dress. Pair simple diamond stud earrings with a delicate diamond pendant, or wear showcase diamond chandelier earrings and skip the rest of your jewelry altogether.

 P.S. I've read this somewhere in the internet "Want to get a boyfreand? Wear red and avoid yellow". Not sure about how truthful the fact is, but "hey there my sweet single ladies - Red on!!!"

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