Monday 20 November 2017

The right style of red dress to wear to a christening

Darren Kennedy

the right style of red dress to wear to a christening

Have you seen any nice fitted red dresses anywhere? I'm looking for something for my baby's christening.

Jess (33), CorkRed dresses tend to have an inherent sexiness, so, given the occasion, it's probably wise to go for something with sharp lines and a fairly conservative cut to avoid looking too come-hither.

The red lace dress by Per Una Speziale at Marks & Spencer (1 €160) is a sophisticated mid-length style with full sleeves and scalloped trim.

Alternatively, opt for a minimalist look with Karen Millen's crepe shift dress (2 €130, reduced from €199). This sleeveless number features a draped bodice with beautiful folds across the front for a look that's simple and chic. Also, at Karen Millen you'll find a red cotton peplum dress (3 €215). The crisp tailored lines and cinched peplum waist are accentuated with an origami-style belt.

Jonathan Saunders at Debenhams features a fitted red dress with a thin black belt and backless detail (4 €105), while the Myleene Klass collection at Littlewoods Ireland has a form-fitting red dress with sweetheart neckline and a classic knee-length finish (5 €62).

At Asos, Tempest's 'Billie' pencil dress (6 €165.69), with boat neckline and lace overlay, celebrates a classic silhouette.

Red is an undeniably powerful colour, so there's no need to over-accessorise any of these dresses. Wear one pretty piece of jewellery, such as a great pair of earrings or a cuff, to complete your look.

Irish Independent

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