If you want to make a fashion statement - wear a red dress, chances are, you will probably be the only woman in the room who does. The truth of the matter is that red is a very strong, bold colour and because of that not many women have enough confidence to wear red. Of course, it is not a hue that you see as often as say, black or white. As with Red Carpet events, this hue is destined for a special occasions.
From the Valentino's collection "45 Years of Style"
And for me, that special occasion was the night at Sydney Opera House for the opening of the season and a new production of Faust, an opera that is a tale of romance, temptation, and the age-old battle between satanic powers and religion – a perfect opportunity to match the red flames of hell with my special red Lanvin drape dress that I bought recently in a boutique shop in Hyde Park, a popular fashion shopping and dinner destination in Adelaide.
Dress: Lanvin, Shoes: Bally
Visually, a red dress makes a bold fashion statement and draws a lot of attention, it is important that the accessories should not be flashy and destructive, leaving a dress to be a focal point of the outfit.
With that in mind, I chose a simple set of long gold earrings and a bracelet together with a small black handbag. As for shoes, there are a few options here: black for contrast, or nude or soft pastels to keep it elegant and classy.