Ask Belle: Red Dresses for Work?
Feb 9, 2015
This may be overly brave, but I’m looking for a red dress for work. Do you think red is appropriate? I just think red is such a power color. I’m not afraid to stand out.
Can you help me find an office appropriate dress for less than $150?
I appreciate bold. Many years ago, I had a lipstick red business suit. I loved it. I’ve spent too many hours searching for another one.
Red can be a tough color to wear in certain environments. In a very conservative office, it might not be appropriate. If you work in a realm where you staff your boss in big meetings, it’s probably not appropriate for that. The reason being that you don’t want to take attention from a superior. But if you think it’s right for your office, try it on a more casual day and see how people respond.
*Do not wear a red dress with red shoes. Ever.
Plus-size? This flouncy red dress is a fun option. I also like this Calvin Klein a-line dress with a pleated skirt. Petite? This Felicity & Coco dress is a sleek choice. Tall? The BR Sloan Sheath comes in a longer length.