Festive Red Frocks from Luxe to Less

If you’re partial to the traditional festive colours of red and green, you can certainly find an outfit to match this Christmas.

Now I’m a big fan of red and green but at this time of year – particularly between November and February –  I tend to wear them separately as I don’t want anyone mistaking me for an overgrown Elf.

But if you do love these beautiful bold colours and want to inject some seasonal colour into your festive wardrobe, you’re spoilt for choice right now. When I made a quick trip to my local Westfield last week, there was red and green everywhere.

And I’m not just talking tinsel.

So in today’s post, I’ve rounded up my picks to have you looking fabulous this December and beyond. I’m covering red frocks today and next time, I’ll cover all things green minus the Kermit factor.

Before we begin, here’s a recent purchase of mine which I wore to a racing themed lunch last month. I adore this OTS style which is so simple yet flattering and this beautiful, bold colour. Paired with some simple gold jewellery and tan wedges, it was an easy dress to style.

Above, I’m wearing Off the Shoulder Waisted dress from Witchery with ALYCE wedges from FRANKiE4 Footwear , earrings from Bohemian Traders and a floral headband from Alannah Hill, both from seasons past.

I’m happy to report this style, the Off the Shoulder Waisted dress from Witchery, is still available and you can shop it here. (I’m wearing a size 12).

I’ve also rounded up eight other currently available beauties below – some are new, while others are on sale but with plenty of sizes still available. You’ll see there’s a variety of styles – sleeveless/sleeved; printed and block coloured as well as different lengths and shapes, from shorter shifts through to waisted, longer styles. Lace detailing and statement sleeves are also key trends this summer.

ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Calissa Dress, $85 from Boden; Cold Shoulder Dress by Leona Edmiston, $90.96 from Myer; Linen Tank Dress, $99.95 from Sussan; Dahlia Ruffle Sleeve Dress, $99.95 from Portmans.

ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Eva Midi Dress, $129.99 from Forever New; Ruffle Ditsy Print Dress, $129.95 from Witchery;  Willow Lace Dress, $149.95 from Portmans; Maybe Maui Silk Dress, $279.95 from Marcs.

Styling ideas

In terms of how to style a red dress, for a block coloured dress, any metallic would work, but I’d probably opt for gold, as I think it works best with red. Either just incorporate the gold just with jewellery or carry the metallic detailing through to footwear and your bag/clutch. There’s an outfit in this post which is a good example of this approach.

For printed styles, take your cues from the colours in the dress or go with a simple tan or neutral shoe and accessories if you want the print to do all the talking.

Patent nude pumps can dress up a simple shift for work too but if you want to dial up the wow factor, pair your block coloured red frock with leopard print shoes or an accessory – but less is more here. You’ll find new season leopard print shoes and accessories here.

Looking for more options and ideas?

There are also loads of gorgeous styles to choose from at Birdsnest here.

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Are you on board the red train? How do you like to wear your festive frock?