Colour Me ‘Love’ Red

Universally known as the colour of love, Valentine’s Day seems incomplete without red. Since ancient times, this colour has been associated with rage, violence and anger, thanks to our blood bearing its brilliant hue. The connections of this shade were later made with our heart, relating its fury and fear with forbidden love. The link stays till date. A fourteenth-February staple, quite a few of you young lovelies may have decided to steer clear of its crowd pull. Well my gorgeousness, ditch the all red attire if you wish, but do not go sans-red all the way. Here are a few attractive ways of styling this vibrant colour, un-traditionally, if you may.

Rediscover Red
Rediscover Red
  1. The Adamant Red Dressers

This is for those of you who unlike others, and like always, will end up wearing red, no matter what. I know I know, how much you bragged about being totally over this colour, and how you just could not make up your mind to go against this age old norm. It’s alright. Here’s how you can stand out even then.

(a) Try unconventional shades and tints of the same. While everybody sticks to a scarlet shade or a vermilion hue, opt for an oxblood dyed fabric.

Wine red
Wine red
Oxblood Red
Oxblood Red

(b) Add drama to your attire. Go for eye-ball magnets, bold statements. It could be a Latin inspired pattern, or a theatrically seducing piece. It could be a samba game or a red carpet run-away, just up your game.

Risque one-shoulder
Risque one-shoulder
Dramatic Frills
Dramatic Frills

(c) Change the length. While everyone wears short numbers, walk out in a full-length evening gown. Elegance with a wild side is all your guy needs. So add to the glamour by going backless. Or, when in doubt, trust Europe. Surprise him in an Italian outfit. Could be French too… 😉

Backless Charm
Backless Charm
Evening elegance
Evening elegance

(d) Play down the red. Make this color secondary in your dress. Let the safe white or sexy black, take the lead. Make flirty your game, innocence your charm.

Devil in red
Devil in red
Angel in red
Angel in red

    2. Hello Rubies!

So, it is time to keep your word. Ditched the red dresses? Here’s your victory card. Turn to your best friends, gemstones. Look for attractive jewelry in red. Imitation works wonderfully for those eye-catchy pieces. One-of-a-kind shall be a good mantra to stick to, at present. Gorgeous, contemporary, utterly feminine sparklers in red are what you are looking for.

A unique necklace
A unique necklace

A rosy garland
A rosy garland
An eye-candy cocktail ring
An eye-candy cocktail ring
Regal drop earrings
Regal drop earrings
  1. Accessorize in Love

Can’t seep in any colour while getting dressed? Tune in your heart by bringing in red after you get ready. Choose a well knit scarf in vermilion, a head-turner handbag in claret or a classic maroon hat. Make a statement. That is all that matters. It’s still winters, you see!

Make a statement
Make a statement

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Classic knit
Classic knit

4. Make-up is the key

Got a creative side? Got the boldness to carry off red on your face? Here is how you can channelize the goddess in you.

(a) Red Lips all the way. Just wear it. Cliched or not, it’s a perfect Valentine’s get-up. Try different shades, make them look fuller, line up perfectly. Pout 😉

(b) Red eye make-up: Work on those windows to your soul. Glitter them up or doe them down, just get them theatrical, off the ramp looks. Artful has great chance. Eye shadows, it’s your day out.

(c) Them cat claws: DIY or expensive parlour manicures, you can call into red on your long polished nails. Here are a few pictorial suggestions.

Heart up

Black witch
Black witch

 5. Hair to the rescue

Those lovely locks can save the day. Every woman’s pride, your hair has a lot to say about your dressing. Lets play on with those too. A jeweled barrette, a simple hair tie, an intricate braid with ribbons, yes to all.

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Want to take it a step too far? Dye your hair red! Extensions, temporary glittery streaks, or all your mane gone fiery, Now that’s a Valentine story, won’t you say?

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6. Your call, Cinderella

The life-saver of every attire, lovely shoes. Valentines are full of surprises, let’s keep those toes toasty. Shop for a lovely pair of stilettos. Classics save the day any-day, but look for a Valentine special. Floral additives in the fiery hue shall scream out love. Go, scout.

7. A secret affair:

If a Valentine dinner date is not on the cards, spice it up in the room. Surprise your lover with a fairy-tale of laces, chiffon, spandex and dramas. It’s time for ‘code-red’. The traditional lingerie being basic, go for role-play and theatrical seeming ones. Be a tease. Cleavage alert! Let your heart take a peek.  Let the games begin, score ahead!

Love is in the air ladies. Go get your dose!

Happy Valentine’s to you!

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