Have you always dreamed about a prom dress that will help you stand out for all the right reasons? Whether you are vying for Prom Queen, planning on stealing the limelight or simply love the color, a red prom dress can make a dramatic and just stunning statement.
If you are not sure how to pull off a red dress, but you have your heart set on one, check out these tips to pulling off your “Lady in Red” moment.
Does Wearing Red Mean Anything?
Red is a positive and warm color. It radiates a powerful energy for the person wearing it. Choosing to wear a seductive yet classy red prom dress can help boost your confidence. The color is usually associated with passion, danger and love.
Is a Red Prom Dress the Right Choice for You?
If you think of yourself as a passionate and strong person, then yes, a red prom dress is absolutely perfect for you. Even if you just want to make the guy who didn’t ask you to prom jealous by looking incredibly sexy, red is a fantastic choice.
How to Pick the Right Shade of Red for Your Skin Tone
Pretty much everybody can wear red, provided they choose the right shade for their skin tone. Cool skin tones usually have pale, light skin. This type of skin tone works well with pink-based and blue-based reds, including strawberry, cherry-red, crimson and ruby red. Alternatively, warm skin tones tend to be darker and work best with yellow-based and bright orange-based reds, including tomato red, maroon, poppy and fire engine red. You can pair red with several other shades, too.
Should The Red Dress Be Long or Short?
Whether you choose a short or long dress for prom is a personal preference. No matter what silhouette you have, you can make both lengths work by selecting the right shape and accessories. You just need to take a few things into consideration, such as if you are going to be dancing all night (a short dress will work better) or if you only want to look as glamorous as possible (hence a floor length gown).
Which Prom Dress Style and Shade Will Work Best for Your Body?
Typically, smaller frames should choose brighter reds. However, if you have a larger frame, brownish or dark orange reds and dresses with embellishments and patterns along the hemline and neckline will work best.
Accessorising a Red Prom Dress
Prom night is a formal occasion, and a red dress makes a rather bold fashion statement all on its own. For this reason, you don’t want to overdo the accessories. You could add classic, simple details that will ensure the dress remains the focal point. Depending on what you prefer and the details of your dress, you can pair a red dress with gold, black or silver jewelry and shoes. If you want to show off a little bit of your wild side, you could wear a piece of jewelry or shoes that have a leopard pattern. If your dress has stones, sequins or any other kind of embellishments, try to minimize your accessories.
Finally, you will want makeup that complements your red gown. The ideal styles are silvers, smoky eyes or even pin-up girl sexy. Natural eye makeup and bold red lips will also make a fantastic statement.
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