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Elizabeth Olsen Valentino Dress April 2012

There Are Few Things Quite So Stunning as the Red Dress — Elizabeth Olsen's the Proof

Elizabeth Olsen's Valentino gown at last night's Grand Chefs Dinner in NYC had our jaws dropping for two very simple reasons: its statement-red hue and ultrafeminine fit (in that order). It's the kind of dress that leaves a lasting impression — and one that calls to mind the diaphanous red bridal wear we just saw from Vera Wang. We already knew red was a standout color — now we're wondering why we ever shy away from it. It calls to mind totally confident, classic beauties like Cindy Crawford and it has unmatched red-carpet impact. You may not be walking the red carpet anytime soon, but you may have your own reason to slip into a killer red dress. Be it your prom, a black-tie wedding, or a Spring gala in your future, we promise, there are few things quite so stunning as arriving in a red dress like this. We sought out the most glamorous red options; just shop to channel Elizabeth Olsen's totally magnetic red-carpet moment.

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