It’s nowhere near valentines day and yet the amount of red style fashion inspiration simply keeps popping up from some of our favorite style influencers. There is no doubt the beauty of the color, especially when a man or a woman is dressed in it with a rose in her hand.
The History Of Red In Fashion
There is much history, style and fashion in the color of red. Some of the biggest fashion runway moments and statements were all in red. According to popular fashion magazine Fibre2Fashion “A color representing luck, passion, happiness, and even danger, red has had, is having, and will have utmost influence, especially in fashion world. Be it fashion apparels or other fashion accessories, alluring shades of red run deep, charming people into the mix.”
The Darkside Of Red
Taking a step outside of fashion, valentine, and romance. Red implicates something in the real world that has been embedded in our psyche over the years and over generations. It has a message deeply rooted in our DNA and in almost every culture. And that is red is for danger and red is for ‘STOP’.
A great definition provided by SensationalColor.com reads “Red is violence, anger, and aggression, and it frequently indicates danger. Paradoxically–for a color associated with action and energy–red is universally used as the color that means “stop”.
And let’s face it, besides valentines and fashion, there is nothing else that implicates a positive message with red. So despite a man or woman’s personal admiration for one’s style, deep inside a message is conveyed when one views another in red, and that is ‘avoid them’.
Unless the one looking to be approached is giving signals that they wish to be approached, ie. a very revealing red dress, eye contact, a smile, or else. You are less likely to get approached in a red outfit than in an alternative color. Hence why red is a horrendous color to apply for single ladies, that is unless you wish to remain single.
The Phsychological Fear In Red Is Still An Ally For Dates
But in hindsight, this fear of red and its psychological implications is also another additional factor to why it makes a great look for dating. After all, you would love to know your loved one is securely yours, and you wouldn’t want your loved one to be approached by others.
Styling Your Red Outfits
Styling red looks is probably the next easiest color to style next to black. Red can be mixed with almost every other color in the book but will need a bit of caution when doing so with blue or green. It goes perfectly with white and/or black.
It’s works magic on every single skin tone as well as class of style. From high fashion to urban street wear. Red only falls short when one rocks red shoes and no other red in their style. And since it carries a lot of weight in dating and valentines it’s a great pick to visit a loved one even if it’s just a casual day out.
Below are some sensational fashion styles in red we spotted on the internet this past few days
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