Holiday parties are right around the corner, and finding something to wear for every soiree can be a challenge, not to mention, a tad pricey. So, in today's episode of Currently Trending, we've styled one classic red dress for three totally different occasions. From playful patterns to snakeskin accents to a luxe fur coat, we've got something to suit any party on your social calendar this season. So get in the holiday spirit and wear a festive red dress out on the town! On Allison: Marc by Marc Jacobs top, Alice + Olivia skirt.
Alexa Chung's quirky-sweet style combos never miss the mark. This latest one inspires a sexy-meets-girlie spin on the little red dress. We spotted the fashionable Brit stepping out for Valentino in one of the designer's brilliantly hued, bow-sleeved little frocks. On its own, the dress offers a slightly sexy statement, but paired with cheeky, Charlotte Olympia cat-face flats, Alexa balances the sultry appeal with a touch of humor. As if we couldn't love it anymore, we're also lusting after her studded, leather Valentino arm candy. Loving it, too? Just shop our editors' picks to channel Alexa's playful little look.
The Piece: Haute Hippie Take Me Now Dress
The Investment: $475
Why We Covet: If there is one thing every woman should do at least once in their life, it's have a steamy night of salsa dancing whilst wearing a sexy, wispy, ultra feminine, RED, dress. And we just found that perfect dance-until-sunrise dress in the form of this silk dress aptly named "Take Me Now." We think we just might.
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Eva Mendes took her siren status to new heights yesterday evening when she wore a Gucci runway dress from the Fall 2011 collection for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Last Night. She paired the dress with a red lip, long locks, Jimmy Choo heels, and Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry. The result is a flowy, luxe '70s look that is heavy on glam. Click our slideshow to see all the shots of Eva, plus the original runway look as modeled by Joan Smalls.
Picture yourself strolling down the street on a sunny day, hair blown out, nails freshly painted, and wearing this super feminine silk dress in a very sexy red color. Nice visual, right? We love the vintage '50s silhouette, the swinginess, the length, the vibrant color, and lastly, the price. This Vero Moda shirtdress is $45, a paltry amount for a dress that will get lots of mileage in warm weather.
What do you do when you want to make a pretty dress more crisp, or soften up a sharp blazer? If you're FabSugar reader Dessert Plate Design, you combine them for a modern, Parisian chic outfit that can go effortlessly from day to night. She layers a flirty red dress over a black tee and navy blazer, adds killer black booties and a sophisticated purse, and — poof! — she has a pretty yet crisp outfit that rocks.
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I've said it once and I'll say it again: There's nothing like a red hot dress. Sure to turn heads, the red dress is a purveyor of power, femininity, and sexuality. I tend to stow away my red dresses for the Winter months, but if it's hot outside, make the world swelter by throwing on a red frock. Confident and cool ladies Ali Larter and Mary-Louise Parker opted for red sheaths, while Rachel Weisz was in head-to-toe theatrics for a Vogue shoot. Is it hot in here, or is it me?
Alexander McQueen is known for his avant-garde designs, so this Alexander McQueen Tulle-Underlay Silk Dress, $3,480, comes as no surprise. Though I am crushing on the mandarin collar, I can do without the tulle-underlay. It looks as though the wind is eternally blowing the dress up. Do you love it or hate it?