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. January 7, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    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

    • January 7, 2014 / 5:36 pm

      Gosh thank you Sarah – I can imagine red looks amazing on you however, no clashing involved…!

  2. January 7, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    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!

  3. January 7, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Beautiful colours, you look so pretty ♥

  4. January 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Lovely colours your makeup looks really pretty xx

    • January 7, 2014 / 8:21 pm

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

  5. January 7, 2014 / 4:16 pm

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

    • January 7, 2014 / 8:22 pm

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

    • January 7, 2014 / 8:22 pm

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

  6. January 7, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    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

    • January 7, 2014 / 8:28 pm

      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

  7. January 7, 2014 / 5:21 pm

    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 ? it made me think of you! I'm a little lammie!!

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

    • January 8, 2014 / 10:17 am

      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 ))

  8. January 7, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    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.

    • January 8, 2014 / 10:17 am

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

  9. January 7, 2014 / 5:28 pm

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

  10. January 7, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    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!

    • January 8, 2014 / 10:19 am

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

  11. January 8, 2014 / 1:54 am

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

  12. January 8, 2014 / 4:36 am

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

  13. January 8, 2014 / 7:16 am

    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!!

    • January 8, 2014 / 10:21 am

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

    • January 15, 2014 / 7:50 pm

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

  14. January 8, 2014 / 2:33 pm

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

  15. January 8, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    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.

  16. January 8, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    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

  17. January 8, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    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

    • January 15, 2014 / 7:49 pm

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

  18. January 9, 2014 / 4:09 am

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

  19. January 12, 2014 / 8:51 pm

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

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