Red dresses are always hot commodities and red vintage style dresses are no exception. Finding a good red dress can sometimes be like finding a needle in a haystack and in your search for that perfect dress consider a few key things to look for when searching for that perfect red vintage dress.
First, you want the right color red. We all know reds that can be too orange or too bright so depending on what your skin tone is or what your personal preference is on red, it goes without saying that you will want to make sure you have the right shade of red. Of course you can also find good shades in the ever popular coral color. There are some rust tones that are also very popular this season. Be sure that you find a color that you absolutely love because this dress will likely become a go to dress in your closet.
One way to combat the powerful red tone, is to find a good pattern that takes pressure off of the dominant red color. Of course you can find bright, bold patterns too, but there are a number of great patterns that utilize red tones that are very versatile and also help to create that perfect vintage style or retro look. Consider the Chapel Dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer as an example. This dress is part of Velvet’s Spanish Tile collection and features a gorgeous red and white tile pattern. The dress itself features a fitted style that really does look like something you would see in an old black and white movie. The dress features a v neck with knot at the base of the v and elbow length sleeves for added style. As you can see, this is a great illustration of how effectively a pattern can help add to a dress while also still maintaining the bold red color.
For a more subtle red pattern consider the Cherry Cowl Neck Dress. This dress features a beautiful floral pattern, but the dominant colors are varying shades of blues and the red here is used as a central accent color. The red pops out in the flowers and on the back in a varied pattern the red is the primary color accented by the contrasting navy and light blue tile pattern. This dress is a sheer dress and features a drape neckline, cap sleeves, and a loose tie belt at the waist for added shape. Again this dress exudes vintage style and invokes retro dress styles with the great combination of patterns and style.
Whatever your preference when hunting for that perfect red vintage dress you may find that you need a solid red dress and you can find plenty of great alternatives out there. It always makes sense to consider a few great options that really reflect your own individual style or the look that you are searching for. A red vintage inspired dress can be a perfect addition to any wardrobe.