Style With Kate

Style With Kate November 2012 Newsletter

The Perfect Red Dress

Forget the little black dress, it’s a great red dress you want in your wardrobe for those unexpected special occasions.Red remains this year’s hottest colour and it’s still the number one choice for a head-turning outfit. You will find a selection of gorgeous red dresses on the high street right now, so it’s the perfect time to invest.

Which Style?
This will depend on your personality as well as your body shape. Red is such a bold colour that a simple piece can look amazing with the right accessories. On the other hand, you might want an opulent dress in luxurious fabrics with gorgeous details. It’s all down to your personal taste. And what suits you of course. Here are some ideas for you.
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Classic Personality

You prefer traditional and understated looks. A simple jersey, shift or tea dress (depending on your body shape) with a little detail would be a good staple for you. Here, Helen Mirren looks amazing in a very elegant and classic dress with just a little sparkle and gathering for detail. This classic Wallis jersey dress with a little neck and gathering detail is perfect for you. Helen Mirren


Dramatic Personality

You like to create striking looks with the latest fashions and you are not afraid to stand out. This shimmering dress worn by Myleene Klass will certainly get heads turning! You will also enjoy this off the shoulder peplum dress from Karen Millen which is both an eye-catching look and right on trend. Myleene Klass


Romantic Personality

You like pretty, feminine fabrics and detail. Floor length and floaty chiffon or delicate lace is perfect for you. Nicole Kidman often expresses her romantic side as she does with this gorgeous, ultra feminine floor length gown. This Biba dress will work the same magic for you. Nicole Kidman


City Chic Personality

You follow trends rather than street fashion. You like to coordinate and look immaculate at all times. Meryl Streep takes a simple shirt dress style in luxurious fabric, belts it and coordinates with black accessories, and the obligatory film star sunglasses of course. Very simple but very stylish. With your fabulous sense of style, you could take a simple dress like this silk Biba shirt dress, and make it look ultra chic by accessorising it to your liking. Sunglasses are optional!


Creative Personality

You like unusual finds and mixing up pieces to create your own look. You might find a vintage piece, or combine different fabrics and pattern. Creative Chaka Khan mixes print and fabric and adds bold earrings. This Reiss dress is a classic shape but has a quirky mix of textures that you would enjoy working with. You could team it with a sumptuous satin or fur jacket. Creative


Natural Personality

You’re not a huge fan of dressing up and are happiest in jeans and comfortable clothes. If you have to wear a dress you want it to be unfussy and comfy! Kate Winslet looks every bit the star here and yet she is wearing a simple maxi dress, minimal accessories and easy updo for her hair. This Alexon maxi dress will give you the right look for a special evening out with minimum fuss. The jersey fabric is easy to wear and because it is a great red dress, you don’t need bold accessories to make it look fantastic. Kate Winslett

..And the perfect lipstick

If you are wearing red lipstick with your great new dress you must get the lip colour just right.As you will have chosen the right shade of red dress for your colouring (naturally!) you need a lipstick colour close to that or a just a shade lighter. You don’t want the lips to clash with your dress, you want a colour that complements your dress. Alternatively, if you are going for bold eye make-up then your lip colour should be very pale or nude, as actress Berenice Marlohe has done beautifully here at the Skfyall premiere. skyfall