The colour red demands attention. It’s been psychologically proven to inspire passion and confidence, and even a splash of the colour can totally transform an outfit.
It truly is the colour of the season, everywhere we look it’s on the runway, being worn by our favourite petite bloggers and celebrities alike. All petite women can pull off something red, there is no age limit to this fabulously bold colour. Whether it’s workwear or your holiday wardrobe, embracing this bold colour will create a statement-making look.
From pillar box to the hottest crimson, there’s a shade to suit everyone – no matter your style or skin tone.
Read on, as we’ll show you how to bring some fiery passion to your wardrobe this month. From styling tips to finding the right shade for you, we’ve got the colour of love covered.
It’s time to embrace the LRD –the little red dress. This stunning primary red shade suits all skin tones and hair colours and is sure to bring some brightness to your wardrobe.
We love the feeling of power you get from this attention grabbing shade, be daring and move away from your go-to black and navy dresses this month. Get ready to receive compliments galore once you’re wearing this dress, as similar shifts have been seen on the runway at Victoria Beckham and Max Mara.
This body skimming design is cut beautifully to flatter a petite frame; we love the knee length and elongating zip detail. Take a look at our perfect petite jackets if you want to pair your LRD with a chic cover up. If you’re a redhead wondering how you can pull of the colour; cool shaded auburn and true ginger hair looks great set against bright reds, whilst darker, warmer red heads should opt for deep burgundy hues.
If you dare, why not go ‘red-to-toe’ and match this dress with co-ordinating crimson heels. For a subtler but elongating look, add nude sandals. Or, you could make the literal cherry on top of this look a hot red handbag. Date night = sorted.
If a romantic meal or party invite always has you opting for a black dress, why not turn things up a notch by trying red? There isn’t a better colour for evening wear than this hot hue.
Plus, a gorgeous rouge look never goes out of style, and the knee length and midi sleeves make this dress appropriate for any age. Choosing a luxurious fabric like this one will keep your look sophisticated and elegant. This dress is certain to wow the crowd, think Julia Roberts at the opera in Pretty Woman.
Did you know this stunning strawberry colour also instantly livens even the lightest of tans, making your silhouette look slimmer in the process? The equally flattering black panels slim the figure even further and are begging to be paired with your favourite black heels and handbag combo.
Whilst there are a whole number of red dresses for petites to try, we adore this delicate hand-finished lace look by Nancy Mac.
As Audrey Hepburn said “There is a shade of red for every woman.” This rich, wine like hue is perfect if you aren’t a fan of bright colours but still love the idea of wearing a red dress.
The beautiful burgundy of this stellar petite dress will stand the test of time, as the colour comes up season after season. The capped sleeves are ultra-flattering, as is the midi length. The V-neck is perfect for an hour glass or slightly bustier petite, as the flash of skin breaks up the silhouette. This shade is no less romantic than a bright red dress and would work perfectly with the age old formula of dress + nude sandals. If it’s a special occasion, add jewels –both gold and silver look great set against this chic colour. This is a truly special piece worthy of an occasion.
If you’re a little wary of making a bold colour statement, why not opt for a perfectly tailored petite jacket, rather than a dress?
Reconsider the jacket you’ve been thinking about buying in black, and instead adopt the red effect for a trendy wardrobe update. Red is more versatile than you might think, looking great with white, black, navy and more. Plus, wearing red close to your face instantly brightens your complexion, so you’ll look as good as you feel.
We adore the relaxed fit of this long sleeved jacket, complete with stylish metallic piping. It is an open style, perfect for showing off a chic top or blouse underneath. Wear over a dress for drinks, over tailored trousers for work, or with your best petite denim at the weekend.
Every woman should try this hot-to-pop colour, why not elevate your look further by pairing this jacket with red lipstick? MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick is the top-selling shade in the USA, with one sold every minute around the globe. This is thanks to the shade suiting every woman’s skin tone. Be brave and embrace red in all its unapologetically bold glory.
There’s nothing that says business like a lady in red. Whether you’re at work or heading to drinks, this dress will fair any petite woman well. This shift, in the season’s hottest hue is timeless, ageless and elegant. And that’s exactly how you’ll look wearing it.
Cut specifically to flatter a petite, we love the cinched in waist, clever panelling details and knee length. Add a red tailored jacket for a different take on a scene-stealing suit. This popping shade will work for multiple seasons and occasions. Whether you’re brunette or blonde, this colour is sure to flatter your colouring – one of the best bits of this on trend hue.
If it’s still chilly out, a beautiful camel coat will pair perfectly with your LRD. Seen on everyone from Victoria Beckham to Kate Bosworth, the tan shade looks stunningly striking against this bold red.
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