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Color Me Red ;)

Color Me Red ;)

Yes, red is a tough one to crack and a color so easy to go wrong with. But in this case, the idiom ‘better safe than sorry’ can be ruled out with some easy-do advice and tips. Dare to experiment with a variety of tones of this color. Mix and match to create a stunning impression on your better half, this season.

Anne Hathaway makes a style statement in this bold color block  Roksanda Illincic dress

Anne Hathaway makes a style statement in this bold color block Roksanda Illincic dress


After taking a backseat the last couple of fashion seasons, making way for nude, red is back with a bang, with fashion brands churning out a number of bold hues to “cheer” up even the dullest moods. Research says that red denotes power and confidence and has the ability to boost one’s self-esteem. But avoid an overkill. Here’s how:

Red n Shocking pink

Red n Shocking pink

To begin with, make sure you have the following:

•Red coat / cardigan

•Formal red top

•Red dress (of any length)

•Lace lingerie in red

These are your wardrobe essentials no matter what age group you fall in. Choose a shade you prefer: From blood red to cherry or a deep maroon, and learn to use it to your advantage. For example, if you wear a red dress, you need not apply a red lip color or wear red shoes with it. Go for neutral tones if you can’t think of any other color to team it with. Stick to solids since they are easy to mix-and-match; tone-on-tone works well too. However, if feeling particularly adventurous and bold, try color-blocking. Pick a shade of pink or orange to go with the red. But remember, this one is not for the faint-hearted. Take a fashion-savvy friend’s help or the store stylist’s assistance if confused about the look. Choose with care.

Solid red trousers paired with neutrals

Solid red trousers paired with neutrals



In Asia, red denotes all things auspicious. There’s a red to suit every skin tone. Choose according to what looks best on you and experiment with it.

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