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What to wear with red dress

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Dietagainmonday Wed 28-Jan-15 12:55:06

I have a knitted, bright red dress that I bought from the Next sale about two years ago, (cannot find online to link)
It is long sleeved,comes to about knee length. It is quite loose fitting.
I tried to wear it a couple of times but not sure which shoes/boots or colour tights.. Any advice appreciated as I would love to wear it but have no idea what with even after a look through google images.

hellsbellsmelons Wed 28-Jan-15 14:13:22

In this weather, opaque black tights and knee high boots or ankle boots or even biker boots.
Brown would work with red as well. Or navy blue.
Is it a casual dress?

marymcb Wed 28-Jan-15 15:18:39

At this time of year I would definitely go for opaque tights, navy or black depending on the shade of red, and either pumps on my feet or biker boots, as hellsbellsmelons suggested.

Personally I would also probably wear a long string of pearls or similar with it...but I am a big accessories fan.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 28-Jan-15 16:06:49

Grey tights / tan boots / leopard print scarf maybe?

Twinklestein Wed 28-Jan-15 16:35:30

I would wear it with black opaques and black shoes/boots. I don't like red
with any shade of brown.

Zara bootees

Zara knee boots

MrsMarigold Wed 28-Jan-15 16:38:48

I'm currently loving clashing red and pink but I'm not sure it works so well on grown ups.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 28-Jan-15 21:53:13

I have a fine knit cherry red dress (knee length) I wore with black opaques and boots. Nce smile

RudyMentary Wed 28-Jan-15 21:55:29

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Babashka Wed 28-Jan-15 22:02:48

Brown and red not a good look, black is the only way.

RudyMentary Thu 29-Jan-15 08:29:46

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hellsbellsmelons Thu 29-Jan-15 09:09:10

Red and brown works well together IMHO!

Pandsbear Thu 29-Jan-15 09:31:29

Grey tights? I wear grey ribbed tights with my two red dresses at this time of the year.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 29-Jan-15 19:18:44

I agree, Hells. It depends on the dress too - brown/tan boots nice for a casual look.

Twinklestein Thu 29-Jan-15 20:55:12

I think those are good examples of red + brown not working hells.

The boots and the trousers are particularly grim.

hellsbellsmelons Fri 30-Jan-15 10:21:14

Luckily we are all different and like different things.
The world would be dull otherwise.

aoife24 Fri 30-Jan-15 14:32:25

I think grey tights wpuld go well too, red and black is a bit dull and obvious.

noddyholder Fri 30-Jan-15 15:55:17

I love red and brown I am wearing it tonight! grin

Babashka Wed 04-Feb-15 14:01:24

If you don't mind looking like a robin, wear red and brown.

Hakluyt Wed 04-Feb-15 14:04:07

Well, according to my late grandmother in law, "no knickers" grin

Sorry- I just heard her voice when I saw the thread title.......

hellsbellsmelons Wed 04-Feb-15 14:04:54

But that's like saying don't wear black and white unless you want to look like a zebra along with many other animal colours.
It's where we take a lot of our inspiration in matching colours, from nature!

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