Red and leopard have been worn together before, but the way Dita Von Teese paired them at the Cartier Queen's Cup Polo event in England is the most sophisticated version we've ever seen. She started with a red, fitted square-neck Roland Mouret dress, then upped her look by accessorizing with a leopard clutch and matching leopard pumps. Bordeaux leather gloves and metal-rimmed cat-eye sunglasses were also part of her outdoor ensemble. To re-create Dita's look for your next night out, wear a similar square-neck red dress, like this red pencil dress from Asos ($141), then go wild with a leopard clutch and leopard pumps. Gloves are optional but be sure to throw on cat-eye shades for a retro-chic feel.
Many stars looked flawless at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, but Charlize Theron stole the show in her red peplum Lanvin dress and gold Jimmy Choo Lance sandals, a Hollywood favorite. The combination of the vibrant hue, sleek silhouette, and sweet peplum detail made the actress stand out even on the matching red carpet. We also love that Charlize kept her Cartier jewels to a minimum, allowing her dress to take center stage. If you have a fabulous soiree coming up, channel Charlize at the MTV Movie Awards by getting this C. Luce peplum minidress ($69) or this Aryn K. strapless peplum dress ($94). Add a pair of Charlize's exact Jimmy Choo Lance sandals ($695) in gold or silver, simple diamond stud earrings, and a single bangle, and you're good to shine the night away.
Nicole Kidman is known for her classy style sense, but at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where she promoted her new flick The Paperboy along with Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron, the actress proved that the classic sheath can also be sexy! Nicole chose an orange red Antonio Berardi knee-length sheath with a fabulous side slit, then finished off with Manolo Blahnik peep toes and a gold Omega watch. While her exact dress isn't available, this red Antonio Berardi dress with a single side zip ($1,740) is equally stunning, especially since you can unzip it as much as you like. For something less pricey, try this Mango red slim-fit cocktail dress ($100). Or for an even sassier take on the classic sheath, get this Versace cutout red dress ($711, originally $1,105).
First there was the little black dress, then the little white dress, and now celebs are painting the town in red-hot frocks. From Christa B. Allen in a cutout style by Contrarian New York ($380) to Jessica Alba in a form-fitting sheath to Miranda Kerr in a flirty, lacy Lover number ($1,050), trendsetting A-listers have have been working their red-hued numbers around the globe. Check out what other starlets have been rocking the LRD, how they styled them, and where you can buy a similar dress to get in on the Hollywood trend.
Brooklyn Decker continues to show off her amazing style sense while simultaneously promoting her new flick Battleship. At a press conference in South Korea, the actress wore a red Katie Ermilio dress with an asymmetrical hemline, topped by a black Dolce & Gabbana blazer, and finished with red Christian Louboutin cap-toe heels. Zoom in a bit and you'll notice there's more to this look; Brooklyn cinched her waist with a hot pink J.Crew belt. It's a small addition, but one that has major impact. And with the current love affair between red and pink, it's the perfect — and easy — styling tip that can work for you, too. So the next time you reach for a red dress, also grab a bright pink belt for extra impact. Shop our favorite red dresses and pink belts below to get started.
Wearing red on the red carpet can be tricky, but leading ladies including Michelle Williams, Emma Stone, and Natalie Portman lit up the red carpet in brilliant shades of this rich color! Michelle Williams donned a burnt-orange Louis Vuitton, Emma Stone stood out in hot pink, and Natalie Portman went for vintage haute couture in Christian Dior. Which crimson-colored dress was your favorite? Let us know! On Allison McNamara: H&M blouse and sweater.
Perhaps Hollywood starlets took the term red carpet literally this year, because dresses in every shade of red dominated the night. We can understand why — it's a statement-making color, particularly in a floor-length gown. There were all kinds of silhouettes — Rosie Huntington-Whiteley went for classic elegance in Antonio Berardi, Claire Danes did the girlie thing in Valentino, and Diane Kruger went for a boudoir-inspired look. Whatever your style may be, we suggest trying this dress color if you want to make a big statement at your next dressed-up event. If you're looking for a more subtle look, check out our suggestions for white dresses.
Red gowns were in full force at the Emmys as seen on celebrities like Kate Winslet, Lea Michele, Nina Dobrev, and Kerry Washington. However, the similarities ended there as each one showed off their own sleek interpretation of the hot Hollywood hue. Kate went for chic and simple in an Elie Saab gown, Lea opted for a draped back design by Marchesa, Nina showed off full-on glamour in a curve-hugging gown by Donna Karan, and Kerry Washington shimmered in red sequins by Zuhair Murad. Out of all of the stunning red looks, which one is your personal favorite?Vote on all of our Emmys polls here!
Few colors have the same impact — it reads romance, power, and demands attention — it's why we're drawn to red. And, it appears we're not alone; the hot hue has quite the celebrity following. Diane Kruger, Ashley Greene, and Mila Kunis are among the many who've slipped on a red dress or scarlet-hued heel for maximum impact on the red carpet. Of course, there are so many ways to spin it: Diane goes Grecian, Ashley, sophisticated, and Mila Kunis straight-up sexy. The options are limitless, and the celebrity examples, many. Click through to get inspired by all the ways to wear the fiery color.
At the New York premiere of Friends With Benefits, the color choice among the ladies appeared to be red. Mila Kunis chose a figure-hugging Lanvin dress from the resort 2012 collection, Emma Stone wore a Giambattista Valli dress from the Fall 2011 collection, and Emmanuelle Chriqui chose a strapless red number. In further proof that nude heels are dominating Summer, both Emma and Emmanuelle paired their red frocks with nude. Who looked best?