Fashion

Scarlet fever: The best red dresses to shop right now

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Alexi Tan

This season we're replacing the iconic little black dress with a fiery red iteration

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In 1926, Vogue published a fashion sketch of a simple black dress in crêpe de Chine from Chanel with long narrow sleeves and accessorised with pearls – an image that has since become ubiquitous in the world of fashion with the ultimate party staple. The accompanying text to the drawing dubbed it ‘Chanel’s Ford’ and ’a sort of uniform for all women of taste’, that is simple and accessible to everyone.

Today, however, after almost a century-long reign of the little black dress – or LBD – in our occasion wear wardrobes, we’re itching to experiment. This season, we're craving colour, preferably fiery in nature.

As seen in 'The Mirror Mage', red lace dress, €1,799, Bora Aksu. . Photo: Peter Gherke

As seen in 'Good Vibrations', red dress, €920, Isabel Marant. . Photo: Sølve Sundsbø

As seen in 'Simply the Best', red dress, price on request, Andrea Brocca. Photo: Alexi Tan

In our October-November issue, multiple editorials featured red dresses in a variety of shades and materials. In our editorial 'The Mirror Mage', a fabulous Bora Aksu lace and tulle dress with a high neck and wide silhouette played against the mystical tone of the piece. Moving on, Swedish model Malaika was seemingly plucked from the 1980s in a glossy Isabel Marant dress in our editorial 'Good Vibrations', and finally, Oscar-buzzed Renate Reinsve starred in 'Simply the Best', wearing a wonderfully sculptural Andrea Brocca gown. Evidently, we're hooked on the red hot colour way.

Below, we've gathered our favourite red party dresses to shop now:


The little red dress

Delisae maxi dress

By Malene Birger

SHOP NOWEUR 378
Satin wrap dress

H&M

SHOP NOWEUR 49.99
Hailey jacquard silk mini dress

Zadig & Voltaire

SHOP NOWEUR 725
Pigolo Dress

Jacquemus

SHOP NOWEUR 390
Birgit pleated mini dress

Bernadette

SHOP NOWEUR 547
Scoop-back spaghetti-strap dress

Matteau

SHOP NOWEUR 552
ruffled off-shoulder dress

Oscar de la Renta

SHOP NOWEUR 9236
Calla mini dress

Rebecca Vallance

SHOP NOWEUR 667
Belted-waist wrap dress

Pinko

SHOP NOWEUR 250
Tie-neck jacquard silk minidress

Saint Laurent

SHOP NOWEUR 2190
Zahara dress

ByMalina

SHOP NOWEUR 399.99
Gathered neckline dress

Mango

SHOP NOWEUR 59.99

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