Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Redheads Can Wear Red (This One Wore A Red Dress)

Red midi dress
In my post of 24 December, I wore a red tartan scarf and wrote that I was wearing red next to my face for the very first time; I pondered whether I should get a classic red dress as I'd always wanted one. Get this: the very next day (Christmas Day) I received a red dress from my husband. A beautiful, red midi dress from Asos that I'd seen ages ago and must have added to my online wish list and promptly forgot about. So this redhead wore red to a Christmas party, and received no end of compliments about it on the night...!

It's actually described as pink on the website (?!!) but I think it's a washed-out red rather than pink. All it needed was a bit of bling, a funky clutch and some patterned tights and I was comin' over all Chris De Burgh's Lady In Red. So I have a red dress at last, people - I am so stoked! I think I'd always envisaged myself looking like this, but I think a jersey midi version with sleeves is more me...!


Do you own a red dress - and if you do what style is it? Tell me in the comments!


Red dress & embroidered clutch
Red dress & statement necklace
Catherine x
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Dress: Asos, Necklace: Asos, Heels: Aldo, Tights: Unknown (old), Belt: Free with another dress, Clutch: Accessorize, Earrings: c/o Berricle, Fingertip ring: River Island, Bracelet: Tiffany's, Cocktail ring: Unknown (old), Watch: Debenhams (old), Lips: Barry M Lip Laquer No.2, Nails: Models Own Purple Grey


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  1. You look lovely in red! I find red difficult to wear as it clashes with my black/dark hair - but i do have a few red items in my wardrobe, most of them with a print on them so I can just about get away with it. Your dress is so elegant and I am forever loving your sophisticated style! x

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    1. Gosh thank you Sarah - I can imagine red looks amazing on you however, no clashing involved...!

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  2. Gorgeous dress! Back when I used to be a faux red head I though red heads couldn't wear red but I have since changed my mind! You look stunning!

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  3. Beautiful colours, you look so pretty ♥

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  4. Lovely colours your makeup looks really pretty

    Libertylovesmakeup.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Thanks Laura - and it sounds like you're a #bblogger so that's a fabulous compliment from someone like you!!

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  5. Love that dress on you. Of course it's sold out in my size

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    1. Oh no hun, what a shame..! Thought I'm sure you saw it comes in other colours too...? xx

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  6. The colour looks gorgeous on you and I like the added touch of the necklace.

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    1. You thinking the colour looks good on me is a great compliment - thank you Josephine :))

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  7. You wear this colour with so much confidence and it looks fabulous, Catherine! Perfect accessories too.
    I love red dresses and received a beautiful red mock wrap dress from asos in the post today. It was available only 1 size bigger than my usual size... and it fits like one size smaller :-( Really disappointed about the non-conformity of sizes.

    Annette | Lady of Style
    100$ adea Everyday Luxury Giveaway

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    1. Oh what a shame Annette... but yes I find the same with sizes - for example the grey/red tartan check trousers in Sunday's sale post: I mentioned I bought my usual size and they were faaaar to small. Usually anything in a size up just hangs off me. Hopefully you'll find one soon - I think it will fabulous on you! Thank you for your lovely comments as always xx

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  8. You are so beautiful it is crazy! I would never doubt that you could pull off a red dress, I actually think you could even pull off a stained dress!

    My son is a red-head after seeing this post I vow to finally get him a little red polo shirt!

    I think your style is pretty great because you can take an ASOS dress and make it look like a NetaPorter find!

    Have you read this article from the StyleCaster ? http://stylecaster.com/the-7-habits-of-highly-stylish-people/ it made me think of you! I'm a little lammie!!

    Angie from
    REASONS TO DRESS take a glimpse into my euro mommy life

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    1. Oh my Angie thank you - what wonderful compliments!!! Love the Net a Porter reference... so nice of you to say. I've added you to my Little Lammies list ))

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  9. You look great in red! I love how you accessorized it too. It's amazing what fun accessories can do for a classic piece.

    I do have a red dress as well. It's a sheath style though. I feel like a walking valentine when I wear it though.

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    1. A walking valentine... that's a great analogy. Thanks hun so much! x

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  10. you wear red beautifully, Catherine - and what a lovely dress/gift from hubby. xox

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    1. He did alright, didn't he Patti...?! Thanks my lovely x

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  11. I love red dresses! I have a short-sleeved one and long-sleeved one. I love wearing statement necklaces with them just like you did. You look gorgeous!

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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    1. I think the necklace makes all the difference, Terri! Thank you, from one (new) red dress fan to another x

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  12. Looking gorgeous in red Catherine! Happy 2014 to you!
    xx, Heather

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  13. The dress is stunning but it is the necklace that has caught my attention, the whole outfit is smashing on you.

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  14. You look fabulous in red and should wear it more often. I have a tough time wearing mustard yellow and still having don't have much of it in my closet.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  15. Yes...a truly lovely "lady in red" look!! Coincidentally, tomorrow I'm featuring my own first-time-ever red look on my OWN blog!! Red is such an amazing colour...yet I've never felt really comfortable wearing it; but bloggers like you, dear Catherine, have finally convinced me to give it a try!!

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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    1. Don't forget I'm a red newbie too, Monika! Thanks my lovely x

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  16. Hi Catherine, wow i love that dress, you look really pretty wearing it. <3

    http://www.annanuttall.com/

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  17. Absolutely stunning! I've always thought the redheads not wearing red thing is silly. I wear it fairly often and typically get compliments.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. It is silly, isn't it Debbie? Glad you get the compliments in red, too! Thanks hun x

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  18. oh you know me catherine i LOVE red!! This dress is utterly stunning on you! I wear red with everything and anything lol xxx

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  19. Absolutely lovely Catherine!! I love the way you accessorize to pull an outfit together perfectly. As a natural-born redhead I too was always told I couldn't wear red or pink and when I turned 30 I said to h*** with that! I love wearing red and pink. I do not own a red dress but this post certainly makes me want one.

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  20. This colour suits you perfectly, and I love the necklace with it! The fit of the dress is awesome. I cannot believe you haven't had a red dress before! Kx

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  21. I'm sure you can pull off any colour Catherine! This shape looks great on you too. I have a red floral print tea dress if that counts! I've found that red does suit me, but only 1 or 2 shades of pink look ok against my pinky skin tone. I've just included you in my top 3 'bloggers i'd like to be like' post (your blog is defo a fave)- hope you don't mind me screenshotting your blog!
    Hope you're having a good week:D
    lily x
    www.jolihouse.com

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    1. That was so lovely of you to include me, Lily - a great post, thank you!!!

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  22. I love red dressed, such a classic. I have always thought that red looks amazing on red heads.

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  23. Beautiful. Looking so good !!!!! And yes I have a red dress too. Called Heidi by a Dutch brand with the name LaDress.
    Greetje

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  24. Red is a great color on you! I also love your beautiful accessories, such a fun necklace! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday.
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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  25. You look gorgeous in red! So perfect on you. That necklace is to die for...love. Hope you are having a great week:)
    xo~Sherry
    www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com

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