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timeless red dress

Can you get any more elegant, ladylike and classic than wearing an simple cut, medium length dress in red? I love this piece to the moon and back. The fabric has a beautiful flow and it hugs your curves wonderfully. It couldn’t get any more comfortable than this. The V-neckline on the front is classic. the V-neckline in the back elevates the dress and makes it just the perfect outfit for a cocktail party. You can easily cover up the open back with a blazer and take this midi dress to work.

timeless red dress

I read a little history about the red hue the other day.  What I found really exciting is the symbolism of power, prestige & authority associated with red garments and other items.  Nowadays, the red carpet is used to symbolize that “specialness” saved for stars. But the symbolism is an ancient one. In the Bible, red is a symbol of life and power. The Pope wears red to symbolize his power over the faithful flock.  In medieval times, red fabrics were de rigeur for all monarchs, male & female.

Isn’t it fascinating how people associate certain things and attitudes to certain colors?

outfit details

red dress – karina dresses c/o
blazer – ann taylor
shoes – old from Hungary
sunglasses – DvF

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Abby Castro

    I love that red dress! You’re right – it’s a classic!!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  • Bella Pummarola

    A beautiful timeless classic indeed! It looks great on you!

    Bella Pummarola

  • jess

    The Audrey cut is one of my favorites too Bogi, so flatting on you! Perfect in your LRD! I love the addition of white for the summer.
    Lovely my friend
    Jessxx
    http://www.elegantlydressesandstylish.com

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Thank you, Jess! I hope you had a wonderful vacation! Bogi

  • http://www.have-clothes-will-travel.com/ Lindsey Puls

    This dress is absolutely stunning! I love your white heels as well! And I knew the color red was associated with power..but I had never really thought about the reasoning behind having “the red carpet” or why the pope would wear red! Very interesting!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.com Patti

    Gorgeous, Bogi! I adore Karina dresses and you look stunning in this one, thanks for sharing.

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  • http://StorybookApothecary.com Tianna

    gorgeous dress! you look lovely in red!

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Thank you! Red is indeed one of my favorite colors. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  • http://michellespaige.blogspot.com Michelle Orsi

    Yes to this dress! The red color is stunning on you & such a confident shade

    http://michellespaige.com

  • http://www.shehearts.net/ Laura Marie

    This red dress is gorgeous and the cut of it is fantastic.

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net