Elizabeth Taylor always said she “loved” it. Bill Blass advised us to wear it when in doubt. Stevie Wonder immortalized the woman who did--“The woman in red,” he crooned, “like fine wine, she’s going straight to my head.”
Since time immemorial, the scarlet hue has been a go-to for any woman in need of a pick-me-up. It’s the symbol of love, passion, and courage (or, in a non-Braveheart sense, confidence)—and it conjures up sex appeal instantaneously.
Much has been made of the LBD’s contribution to fashion—but just as essential is the LRD, or little red dress. It’s classic, sophisticated, and sexy—all the qualities you look for in a closet must-have. And while some people see it as evening attire, it actually segues seamlessly from day to night, given the right accessories.
Below, find 20 different ways to style one great LRD—just in time for the holiday season!
Like the outfits? Here’s where you can buy the pieces:
- Androgyny, Beltza, Cole Vintage, Girl Shoppe, Love Jane, Made U Look, Mobi & Red, Queen, and Susto are available at 50th Avenue in Robinsons Galleria.
- Bayo is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Eastwood, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Greenhills, Gateway, Podium, Glorietta 3, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, Robinsons Ermita, Sta. Lucia East, SM Fairview, Robinsons Metro East, SM Manila, SM Southmall, SM Sucat, SM Bicutan, SM Marikina, and SM Cebu, among other locations.
- Celine is available at Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Marquee Mall, SM Southmall, Glorietta 5, SM City Manila, Robinsons Place Manila, Alimall, Trinoma Mall, Gateway Mall, Eastwood Mall,Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Shoppesville Greenhills, SM City Marikina, Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM City Bicutan, Market! Market!, SM Super Center Sucat, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Dasmarinas, SM City Bacolod,SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, among others.
- CMG is available at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Midtown, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Gateway, Glorietta, Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and TriNoma, among others.
- Plains & Prints is available at Alabang Town Center, Eastwood, Gateway, Market! Market!, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metro East, Glorietta 5, Glorietta 3, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM Sucat, SM Marikina, Greenhills, TriNoma and Robinsons Department Store branches in Galleria and Shangri-La Plaza Mall, among other locations.
- Possibility and The Ramp are available at The Ramp Crossings in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, TriNoma, Glorietta, and Quezon Avenue.
- So! Fab is available at Glorietta 5, Market! Market!, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, The Ramp Crossings in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alimall Cubao, Greenhills Shoppesville, SM Clark, SM Manila, SM North Edsa The Block, SM Southmall, Ayala Cebu, SM Cebu, among others.
- Unarosa is available at Shangri-La Plaza, SM City The Block, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, Shoppesville Greenhills, Marquee Mall.
- Warehouse is available in Robinsons Galleria, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Greenbelt 5, and SM Mall of Asia.
- What A Girl Wants is available at Robinson’s Galleria and Ayala Center Cebu and online via wagw.multiply.com.
- Yhansy is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
For more style guides, check out the following:
- A Girl's Best Friend: 20 Ways to Wear the LBD
- Body Language: 20 Ways to Dress Sexy
- Stress-Free Style: 20 Events, 20 No-Fail Outfits
(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Stephanie Castillo. Assisted by Patricia Dayacap and Chyna Lo.)