Dressy Red Midi

May 25, 2017

In typically Molly's-a-bad-blogger fashion, I've had this dress for a couple months, love it but am just now getting around to sharing it, and there's only a handful sizes left at a select few retailers. I'm the worst guys - and I know it! The good news is that it can still be found. The bad news is that it's the first red dress I've ever bought and I fear that I now have an addiction. The good news about that new found love is I've linked more favorite red frocks...right this way!

 

What spurred me to searching for a red dress was a fun art party I went to a couple months back. I normally shop my closet when it comes to cocktail parties, weddings, etc. but I really (really, really) had the itch to get something new for this “see and be seen” event and I knew I wanted red and that it had to be a slip dress style. To me, slip dresses are endlessly versatile. They’re easy to pack (which means you should always throw one in your bag because you never know when you’ll need a party dress), easy to wear (body skimming, not body hugging), and the more simple they are, the better they look paired with bold jewelry. I didn’t know of Raquel Allegra till I was browsing Net-A-Porter by color (red, obvi) and found this style with a fringed v-neck and cut-off hem. The tomato-red color was spot on with my vision so I ordered it along with two other options, fell in love with it immediately, and sent the other two back.

Basically, I’m so happy that I stepped out of my color comfort zone and opted for red. The color is much more “notice me” than black or white but that’s what makes it special and so fun to wear.

As promised, here are some other “lady in red” dresses to love: I have another dress (not red) in this strapless ruffle silhouette and love how flattering it is, love how this is off-the-shoulder but tailored, this all-lace guy is beyond pretty, if you’re into the cold shoulder trend this a-line number is for you, this fit and flared style looks so comfortable, adore the simple top and tulip bottom of this, and I’m really obsessed with this timeless shirtdress style!

P.S. Thank you to my sweet friend Kelsey for letting me borrow her Annie Costello earrings!

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