|Hot tomatoes: (clockwise from top left) Emily Blunt in Roksanda Ilincic, Kate Upton in Narciso Rodriguez, Taylor Swift in her latest cd’s namesake “RED”, and Clemence Poesy in Valentino.|
Move over little black, step aside ruby, imperial, crimson and fire engine red, the current way to do a dress is the tomato. A little red with a burst of orange and a pop of techno, the color of the moment when it comes to dress dressing is Campbell’s tomato soupy mmm mmm good. Skip the predictable black shoes and instead pair with a neutral one to really lengthen the leg. This color is a brilliant way to banish winter blues and is very forgiving to February pasty skin pallor. It’s a shade that looks just as great on blondes, raven haired maidens or the gingery set.
|Red, brunette or blonde; the color works for all tones. From left: Ashley Greene in Roland Mouret, Nora Zehetner in Clavin Klein and Nicole Richie in Stella McCartney.|
My personal favorite is the sheath cut which transitions from day to night seamlessly, requiring simply an eye makeup embellishment and perhaps a hair redo. The skater dress is a close second, but only for the lean team. If you haven’t been keeping up with your Tracy Anderson arm work, go for a cap sleeve to camo the finicky upper arm area. Fabrics work from lightweight wools to willowy silks. Like the nightshade plant that inspired the color, it’s a juicy treat sure to delight the senses.