Style + Work

Dress Week: Lady in Red

During the legislative session, red was my power color.  Mostly because in a crowded legislative chamber, wearing red makes it easy for people to find you.  And with the holidays upon us, a red dress works for the seasonal festivities and for making a splash at work.

This Donna Karan Faux Wrap is perfectly sleek and sophisticated.  It’s also under-$150.  Runs sizes 2-16.

Looking for more mid-price red options?  Donna Karan also makes this square neck dress with a shorter sleeve.  And Hugo Boss made this ruched-side dress with a brushstroke print.

Need something under-$100?  This Boden Emily Ponte Midi Dress and this Tahari sheath dress both caught my eye.

Plus-size? Check out this Maeve Jocelyn dress (also in misses).  Petite or Tall?  I like the dolman sleeves on this NY&Co. dress.

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  1. Chelsea says:

    How do you handle leg wear and shoes for red?

    December 5, 2019/Reply
    • Melissa says:

      Personally I find black to heavy and red hard to match/a little tacky. I’d say nude-to-you shoe and bare legs.

      December 5, 2019/Reply
      • Melissa says:

        *too heavy. Doh.

        December 5, 2019/Reply