It's tough to pull off red and lace, but red lace? It's nearly impossible. Don't tell that to Emily Blunt, though. The Five-Year Engagement star wore a Michael Kors red lace dress to the New York premiere of her other, less-anticipated movie, Your Sister's Sister. Paired with a skinny gold leather belt and coordinating accessories, the 29-year-old actress looked drop dead gorgeous in one of the hardest looks to wear.
Everyone take out your pen and paper because we could all learn a thing from Emily on how to wear red, lace, and red lace.
First of all, it's important to remember that less is more, in terms of cleavage, when you're wearing fire engine red. The color itself is sexy, eye-catching, and dominating -- throwing in some cleavage or too much leg might take the dress from sexy to slutty. Emily's dress has a crew neckline, long sleeves, and falls at the mid-calf. Use those attributes to describe any other dress and you've got one matronly frock on your hands. But when it's red, tight, and lacy? Ooh la la.
Secondly, it's hard to accessorize when you're wearing lace. The pattern is usually so attention-grabbing that any additional jewelry, purses, or shoes might be a distraction. That's probably why Emily went with a clean, mono-colored belt, purse, pair of shoes, and stud earrings. All are minimalist and all add to, not detract from, her dress.
Lastly, makeup and hair are important when you're rocking the red. Like accessories, you'll want to keep your lipstick, eyeshadow, and updo in check. Let the dress speak for itself -- a bright red lip would be overkill, and hair that is down will hide part of the sartorial masterpiece. OK, that was a little over-dramatic, but you get what I'm saying.
Emily's setting a great example here, don't you think?
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