Seeing Red: Holiday Dresses for 2017

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.

Off-the-Shoulder Slashed Knit Ruffled Midi Dress

I love the ruffled detailing on this burgundy-hued dress by Jonathan Simkhai. $595.00.

Jonathan Simkhai Tower tiered-skirt lace dress

Here is another by Jonathan Simkhai that I love. $895.00.


Zafina Sleeveless V-Neck High-Low Dress

Flamenco anyone? Alexis Zafina dress. $1,144.00.

Main Image - Shoshanna Boswell High/Low Halter Dress

This one by Shoshanna has a similar look at a lower pricepoint–although, who am I kidding, this is still expensive. $605.00.

This mini dress is by MSGM and is $327.00.

Vivienne Westwood always has the most interesting shapes and really quite reasonable prices. $255.00.

Borgo De Nor Ines Rose-print ruffle-trimmed crepe dress


I love the pattern on this one by Borgo de Nor, the neckline, the ruffles, the sleeves….$702.00.

How beautiful is this one by Roksanda. So elegant. $1,106.00.

Sabina One-Shoulder Velvet Sweetheart Dress

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.


This ruffled skirt is available for $89.90 at 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.

Pintucked Cold-Shoulder Cocktail Dress

Here is one from Tadashi Shoji. $295.00.

Incredibly good value…red dress from Ralph Lauren. $130.00.


This dress from Zara is both beautiful and cost-friendly. $49.90.

Main Image - City Chic Textured Treat Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size)

This fit and flare is for plus-size gals. Find it at Nordstrom for $139.00

Off-the-Shoulder Fitted Sequin Cocktail Dress

Ever dreamed of wearing sequins? This dress, which I swear would match Dorothy’s ruby shoes, is by Theia. $595.00.


Here is a less pricey ruffled number. $49.90.

3-Tier-Sleeve Crepe Sheath Cocktail Dress


For the more demure, this red wonder by Rickie Freeman for Terri. $540.00.

Katell Mock-Neck Cold-Shoulder Sheath Cocktail Dress


There is so much to love about this Katell Mock-Neck Cold-Shoulder Dress from Alexis. $528.00.

Main Image - Jay by Jay Godfrey Pema Mermaid Gown

This gown by Jay by Jay Godfrey is incredibly chic. $288.00.

Lily Pad Jacquard & Velvet Midi Dress, Red/Black

And for the queen of hearts, this incredible Lily Pad Dress from Alexander McQueen. 6,245.00.



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