Among the big fashion trends of fall and winter 2017 is the color red. Associated with love, passion, romance, radiance, and anger, it’s a hue that never fails to rouse emotion and captivate. As we near the holidays and in advance of Valentine’s Day (It’s never too early to start dreaming of what to wear), I thought it would be fun to share crimson frocks worthy of the queen of hearts. Who wouldn’t want to wear this passionate hue to a Christmas, Hanukkah, or other holiday soiree? From pomegranate to persimmon to burgundy, ruby, fire-engine red and beyond, it’s a color that warms the heart. And guess what…anyone can wear it. You just need to find the hue that works well with your skin tone and coloring.
The featured dress above is by Cushnie Et Ochs. $1,595.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.
I love the ruffled detailing on this burgundy-hued dress by Jonathan Simkhai. $595.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.
Here is another by Jonathan Simkhai that I love. $895.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.
Flamenco anyone? Alexis Zafina dress. $1,144.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.
This one by Shoshanna has a similar look at a lower pricepoint–although, who am I kidding, this is still expensive. $605.00. http://www.nordstrom.com
This mini dress is by MSGM and is $327.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.
Vivienne Westwood always has the most interesting shapes and really quite reasonable prices. $255.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.
I love the pattern on this one by Borgo de Nor, the neckline, the ruffles, the sleeves….$702.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.
How beautiful is this one by Roksanda. So elegant. $1,106.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.
Velvet tis the fabric of the season; it’s showing up in leggings, boots, purses, and in this gorgeous frock from Johanna Ortiz. $1,500.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.
This ruffled skirt is available for $89.90 at http://www.zara.com. You can get the matching blouse there too. It is also $89.90.
For those with no budgetary restrictions…this ultimate of red dresses by Prada. $2,050.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.
Here is one from Tadashi Shoji. $295.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.
Incredibly good value…red dress from Ralph Lauren. $130.00. http://www.ralphlauren.com.
This dress from Zara is both beautiful and cost-friendly. $49.90. http://www.zara.com.
This fit and flare is for plus-size gals. Find it at Nordstrom for $139.00 http://www.nordstrom.com.
Ever dreamed of wearing sequins? This dress, which I swear would match Dorothy’s ruby shoes, is by Theia. $595.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.
Here is a less pricey ruffled number. $49.90. http://www.zara.com.
For the more demure, this red wonder by Rickie Freeman for Terri. $540.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.
There is so much to love about this Katell Mock-Neck Cold-Shoulder Dress from Alexis. $528.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.
This gown by Jay by Jay Godfrey is incredibly chic. $288.00. http://www.nordstrom.com.
And for the queen of hearts, this incredible Lily Pad Dress from Alexander McQueen. 6,245.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.