Although luscious red lipstick is certainly returning as a trend as we enter Fall 2016, this luxurious colour has made its mark on the season’s runways also. This time around, burgundy and oxblood shades have been joined by deep ruby tones, appearing on everything from evening gowns to simple frocks. Here’s how to embrace the trend in all its glory, and officially bring a pop of rich autumn colour to your wardrobe now.
For a low key weekend look, take your inspiration from the DKNY runway and step out in a jewel-toned shirtdress. The look of silky fabric and the alluring ruby red colour helps to transform an otherwise basic collared dress into a sensational piece. Meanwhile, colourblocked sections break up the harsh tone, while a mid-length hemline and a pair of flat black ankle boots complete your chic Saturday style.
If the idea of bold colour at the office intimidates you, turn to satin materials and loose fits for a comfortable approach to the trend. At Blumarine, a long-sleeved and perfectly work-appropriate dress made a splash with its flowing skirt, round neckline and modest cut. Add delicate strappy heels, and prepare to stun at your after hours work function.
For the evening, there’s nothing quite like dazzling ruby to create the ultimate sensation, whether you happen to be on a coordinating red carpet or at a stylish gala. Turn to the Christian Siriano catwalk, and step out in an elaborate floor-length red gown with a sweetheart neckline and a thigh-high slit. The look of thick spaghetti straps and flowing fabric creates a graceful first impression, while matching red heels bring in the va va voom factor.
Photos: Vogue Runway