The Lady in the Red Dress

According to Wikipedia, there is a little phenomenon called the “red dress effect”. People wearing red clothing are perceived to be more attractive than they are when wearing other colors. When you don the red dress featured in this post, people will certainly never forget the way you look!

Our Beverly Hills store stylists have created an incredibly tough but feminine look pairing both soft and strong elements. A look like this could be created on your own by pairing a structured, but conservative dress in a power color (doesn’t have to be red) with a structured biker jacket or black jacket.

Keep reading for all the details of this perfectly curated outfit centered on the Rory Red Cashmere Dress.

Red Haute Look

This appliqued bodycon dress with a crew neckline and three-quarter sleeves is made with the finest cashmere. Crafted with beads and sequins, it is also made with delicate lace and soft silk. Hand washing with cold or warm water and laying flat to dry is recommended to best care for the garment.

The stylists at our Beverly Hills flagship store have styled it simply with the Gemma Leather Jacket in black and a large black leather tote.

(Though this particular bag isn’t available online or in stores, Eve by Eve’s will soon be releasing a collection of leather handbags. This includes small totes, large totes, shoulder and crossbody bags, oh my! So stay tuned!)  

This look can be dressed up with a sexy black heel like the Bonnie Peep-Toe Platform or down with a stoic black ankle boot like the Gemma Leather Boot.

Made in Italy, the 3.5 inch-heel stingray print leather peep-toe platforms feature an exclusive all-day wear technology and microfiber cushioning. The cow leather boots are designed with a rounded point toe and feature elastic on the sides for easy wear. Both styles are closet staples, so we give you permission to splurge on both!

Accessorizing is Key

No matter what shoes you choose, this is a great power-look for a meeting. It casually illustrates confidence and shows you mean business. When you’re ready to unwind and recharge, lose the jacket and swap out the large tote for a small clutch or wristlet. Removing the jacket is like literally removing your tough exterior and insinuates a subtle, sexy delicacy and approachability.

To keep the lines smooth underneath this show-stopper, we recommend some high waisted panties like the Lily High-Rise Brief (pictured right) and the a lightly lined bra like the Sharon Lightly Lined Demi Bra (pictured left).

For your lips, layer on a matte lipstick like the Red Brick Mousse Lip Color (pictured left) and add a little drama by dressing up those digits with the glitter nail polish in Eva (pictured right).

As you can see, this matte lipstick is a warm, deep red with yellow undertones. Made in Italy with all-natural ingredients (no parabens or D5). The innovative formula of the Mousse Lip Colors combines long-lasting, vibrant color with a lighter-than-air texture to provide a matte finish for up to eight hours of wear. Unlike other matte products, it doesn’t dry out your lips or feel caked-on. The Eva nail lacquer is a beautiful charcoal gray with shimmering reflectors (aka: glitter). It’s cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.


Tell us in the comments how you would style this versatile little red dress!


Abbey Harris

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