Little Red Dress: Three Different Ways

Every closet needs a little black dress. But if you’re in the mood for color, try a little RED dress! A few months ago I was hooked on the show Fashion Star, where upcoming designers compete to have their collections in H&M, Macy’s or Saks Fifth Avenue.

This dress is one of winner Kara Laricks designs. I ran to Macy’s the day after she won and found it on the Fashion Star racks. It came in black too, but I already have a LBD (or three).

First I styled it for a warm weather daytime event–like lunch with friends.

casual red dress

Dress: Macy’s
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
Sunglasses: Florida street market
Shoes: Aerosoles

Then I swapped out the shoes and clutch and dressed it up for a date.

dressy LRD

Clutch: Victoria’s Secret
Shoes: Tory Burch via consignment

Finally, I added tights and a cardi to show that a summer dress is suitable all year long.

dress with tights

Sweater: Swapped
Clutch: Swapped
Necklace: Sue Huston
Tights: Target
Shoes: Payless

I love how the hem is slightly longer at the back. It’s not an extreme, bi-level “mullet-style” so it’s not super trendy. But it feels fresh and unique.

I have to point out this amazing find from STA in Boston. Tory Burch shoes (never worn) for $40! They go great with everything. I think they’d look best on a darker skin tone, where they’d be a true nude. For me, they stand out a bit more, but I love the warm caramel tone and metallic toe. They go with the VS clutch too!

Tory Burch

I’m participating in Visible Monday today. Go see what the others are wearing at Not Dead Yet!

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Little Red Dress: Three Different Ways

  1. I just commented but I think WordPress ate it! I said I love the idea of a red dress as an alternative to the LBD, and that last look is an all-time fave of mine. Super chic, Jean!!! ~Sarah

  2. Great LRD! I love the subtle hi-low hem line!

  3. carmen

    Lady in red – very chic!!

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