Monday, November 14, 2011

Big Red

The ‘Red Dress’ (RD) is quite an elusive piece of clothing. All woman search and usually do find their version of the perfect ‘Little Black Dress’ (LBD) but when it comes to big Red, its damn near impossible! Just like the LBD, I believe the RD could be one of the most classic pieces in a woman’s closet (once you’ve actually found it, that is). But is it elusive because no woman outside of red carpet event would wear it? Or maybe it’s the ideology of being the woman in red? Red is a colour that invokes the idea of power and passion and is a colour that I guess has a sexual connotation to it. Maybe there’s no RD’s because we are afraid of it, with no demand there’s no point and with no point they are not made to be sold and my hands will be forever empty. You can’t tell me that after the liberation that Sex and the City brought to woman’s sexuality and the freedom of expressing one’s self through fashion as Lady Gaga did, that the little red dress is still fashion taboo!?!! We need to change this perception, red is power and strength, a confidence to stand out, a ‘Boss Bitch’ colour! My perfect RD would be a deep candy red wrap dress with a low bust line and it hits at the knees, actually I got a few but this tops the list.


The red dress I’m wearing in all truth isn’t my most favourite thing. It’s red but not my preferable shade, it has short cap sleeve's which look like a shower caps sitting on my shoulders but it does have redeeming features. A low bust line shows off the assets and the dress clinches below the bust to define a waist and flows over the rest. It’s a give and take situation and when it comes to fashion, usually big girls take what they can get.


Dress- City Chic
Cropped Cardi- City Chic
Tights- Maya, Warehouse
Hat- Warehouse
Shoes- Chucks (all black, all leather)
Brooch-Thrift, St.Vinc Op Shop
Bag – Auckland Uni Flea Market
Glasses- Le Specs

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