Reader Request: Black and Red Theme

Greetings Fashion Divas,

I have a reader request to share with you all from Ann.


I'm looking for help with some outfit ideas for a party I'll be attending this upcoming weekend. We'll be doing a lot of dancing, mainly stepping, so I would love to wear something I can easily move in, but is still chic and stylish. I can work with something fitted too. The color theme for the party is black and red.

Thanks in advance,

Okay Ann. I got you! I love styling and it really gets exciting to create an entirely different look using a specific color combo. This request takes me back. When I used to dance, some of our competition costumes included dresses, shorts, spandex pants, and pom-pom skirts. The goal was to be able to maximize movement, without having to deal with restrictive clothing. However, to keep it modern, and from looking like you're about to enter a dance competition, we're just going to stick with the grown, sexy, and stylish looks below ;-)

Reader Request - Black and Red Themed Party Part IV

Bright colored dress, $125
Balmain jacket, £1,999
High heel pumps, $85
Clutch handbag, $895
Oscar de la Renta beaded jewelry, $350
SKU Jewelry cable jewelry, $75

Ann, I think the dress above, or something similar, really allows you to keep your look relaxed, but super stylish as the cutout along the bodice gives the right amount of sex appeal and the flared skirt will look super hot while you twirl around the dance floor. The blazer is just to make a stylish entrance and departure ;-) We know that will come off as soon as you hit the dance floor.

Reader Request - Black and Red Themed Party Part III

Vero Moda leather top, €50
Dorothy Perkins denim skinny jeans, £15
Yves Saint Laurent navy blue pumps, $795
Lulu Guinness embroidered handbag, £195
House of Harlow 1960 black rhodium jewelry, $100
Effy Collection black white ring, $1,590

This set will work well if you wanna go for a more laid back look. Bring out the all black attire with pants that will allow you to work the floor AND keep it sexy. Incorporate a pop of red with a hot pair of heels that you can stand wearing for more than 4 hours (hint....platform-style is the best).

Reader Request - Black and Red Themed Party Part II

Dorothy Perkins long sleeve red dress, £35
Wet Seal peep toe bootie, $21
H M clutch handbag, £15
Kenneth jay lane jewelry, $125
Jon Richard black cocktail ring, £8
Dorothy Perkins glass jewelry, £2
2028 Jewelry chain jewelry, $18

The above set delivers an ode to the lady in red. This dress is a classic, shape enhancing number that will turn heads. But beware..... this garment is only for the grown and sexy so be ready for the stares! To take this look up a notch I would definitely suggest adding a pair of booties for a more edgy vibe.

Reader Request - Black and Red Themed Party Part I

Supertrash black bodycon dress, €60
Dorothy Perkins black platform shoes, £30
Eastex clutch hand bag, £39
Fish hook earrings, $8.90
Worthington enamel jewelry, $8.99
Dorothy Perkins red belt, £5
NARS Lipstick Pago Pago (Sh) One Size, $24 Tee Destress, €40

I know this dress looks restricting, however, its the material that allows it to be a good candidate for your party attire. It has about 2% lycra that allows for great stretch and thus, awesome movement. The LBD is a must wear.....and the addition of a thin red belt will put you right on theme!

Good luck with your search Ann. I hope I gave you some good ideas.....or at least a starting point.



Anonymous said…
Lovveeee your styling ideas hunny!! Esp. the 1st outfit gimme that red dress!! So, so hot! Love the reader request SOS!! SIMPLY GREAT : ) xxx

Ayana said…
Black and red is a timeless colour combination!
Kim said…
I love your style. You should come do a guest post on my blog.
Unknown said…
Ok gurl you sure you don't want to be a personal stylist?!?!?! I love how you come up with these outfits!! Love outfits 1 and 4!!

Carsedra of:
Unknown said…
Fantastic red and black ensembles!
Unknown said…
Thanks for your comment! and these red plaform heels look amazing.. take care x
Alina said…
Great outfits!Love em!
Unknown said…
Love all of your sets!
CeCe said…
I am loving that first red dress. Very festive :)
Cute earrings! I also gladly welcome that croc-clutch in my wardrobe.
Bravoe Runway said…
That is 1 lucky reader to have 3 looks to select from! Love them all :)
Unknown said…
Great styling ideas!! LOVE every single one of them.

<3 Marina
Sincerely Mally said…
Love alll the outfits!

Anonymous said…
Had a ball at the Black and Red Steppers ball...I'm certainly stalking that red dress... you know your friend so well. It almost sad!!