How To Wear Red

How To Wear Red

The color red is not only versatile but it is also extremely eye-catching and the secret is that men love it when his woman drapes herself in the most gorgeous red saree or dresses in that flowing red dress he has gifted to her! Well, whether it is a saree or a gown or a pretty little dress, red is the hue of passion, of power, of love and of aggression. Wondering how to wear red? Read on to get the best tips and tricks!

How To Wear Red in the Perfect Shade?

I think, with the right amount of confidence, you will be able to carry any shade of red in the most ravishing way! Honestly, your complexion and skin tone shouldn’t be the determining factor. I am sure you agree to the fact that both Bipasha Basu and Katrina Kaif look equally elegant in red, in their own ways!


But if you find choosing the perfect shade of red really that tricky, here are the tips for you based on the color of your hair and eyes:

  • Deep Red:  If you have dark eyes and dark hair in shades of black or brown, deep red is just perfect for you. But you would do good to avoid orangey red!
  • Light Red:  Do you have light brown hair? Are your eyes gray or light blue? Light pale shade of red would be wonderful for you!
  • Soft Red:  If your eyes are soft-colored with shades of blue or brown and you have dark brown hair, soft muted tones of red is the color for you.
  • Warm Red:  With reddish hair, eyes of any color and a slightly golden skin tone, you would look fabulous in warm shades of red. Orangey red would be perfect!

At the end; however, I would like to add that in case you are too conscious of your skin tone and body size, here are a few fast tips:

  • If you have a pale skin, wear dark red.
  • If your skin tone is dark, choose bright shade of red.
  • If your stature is small, go for bright reds. You can also go for a red dress with patterns.
  • If you are bulky, go for shades of wine and maroon.

How To Wear Red – Easy Tips:


  • Confidence is must! You should bear the right kind of attitude while wearing red as the color itself can be quite daring and sometimes, of danger too.
  • If you opt to wear red for daytime, wear a dress that has red patterns. If you want to steal the show with red at night, go for a classic monotone red.
  • Make your red dress steaming hot by going for a mix-and-match with beige and fuschia pink.
  • If you pair red with colors like white or black, well, this can turn out to be really boring!
  • If you want to keep it humble, go for a red dress which has a simple cut. Choose the right underwear so that you do not end up showing too much of curves and panty-line. It must fit you well as an ill-fitting red dress can be a disastrous fashion blunder!

How To Wear Red with Right Accessories:


    • Red dresses do not need too much of accessorizing as it is powerful in itself. So, keep them simple, modish and elegant.

Red set

    • You can go for bangles as well as neck pieces. Perhaps, a delicate piece of silver jewelry or a stylish jewelry in gold would be enough. You can even go for stone pendants and trinkets.
    • If you are wearing a red saree, you might go for heavy jewelry.


  • Whether you go for sandals or for stilettos, shoes in nude shades or siver and gold look nice. Carry a matching clutch bag.

Wearing a red dress can be very flattering if you know how to wear it in the right way. Choice of shades and accessories are often based on occasions, personal preferences and the kind of look you want to flaunt. Keep your confidence level right and you are ready to steal the show!

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20 thoughts on “How To Wear Red

  1. i thnk red is a damn flattering shade..though i dont wear red lipsticks i have a lot of red dresses.. All shades of red.. I feel more confident in them..
    But When it comes to black and red, its the safest play for me.. I dont find it boring it all.. :shy:

    1. dats great ya!! me love red….red nail polishes and red saree :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
      well black and red is a classic combo and considering the fact that there is little innovation in it, i termed t boring 🙂 else, of course, it is a safe play!

  2. Hey Som.. I love the color Red.. in everything.. naipaints.. now after IMBB U have started loving Red Lipsticks.. :-* :-* .. I dont have any Red dress.. but i really want the Red Saree form Chammak Chalooo …(kareena kapoor) song.. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

  3. m :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: with red dress… i’ve so many of them from tees to skirts to saree… nice artilce somreeta… i feel they go with nice n subtle make-up… this is it for me… :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:
    wese this article is nice n reminded me of taking out red colored outfits agn frm ma wardrobe… 😀 😀 😀 😀 :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: somreeta :-* :-* :-* this is for u…

    1. wow keirti..dats cool! ya, red is so gorgeous itself dat i prefer wearing it with subtle makeup :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  4. i love the color red – lipsticks, nail paints, blush, clothes, shoes, bags,..everything. 😛 beautifully and very aptly written article somreeta. good job! :))

  5. i love Red too..kinda suits my personality too I think 😉 but I need to incorporate it more into my wardrobe. have a couple of red tops and a red saree.

    thanks for this article.

  6. i love the colour red to the core….. :drool: :drool: :drool: :love: :love: :love: :love: more than 75% of my wardrobe consists of red… :)) lovely article somreeta. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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