Are you thinking of wearing a red dress to Prom or Homecoming? Red tends to be associated with power or strength, making it a popular choice if you want to be in the spotlight on prom night and grab everyone’s attention while you’re vying for that coveted Prom Queen status. You might even want to select a prom dress to make a splash like popular celebrities do on the red carpet.
Do you really know why red dresses are seen as so alluring? The Red Dress Effect, otherwise referred to as the “Lady in Red” phenomena has been popular since the 1980s. In fact, in 1986, Chris de Burgh wrote a love song titled Lady in Red in 1986, explaining the allure. The lyrics, “Lady in Red is dancing with me,” symbolize how lucky he feels to be dancing with this stunning beauty because women wearing red, especially formal gowns are seen as bold, sexy and alluring.
Movies and films have explored the phenomena of the red dress effect or red being sexy and alluring in general. Who can forget the infamous red gown Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman when Richard Gere’s character gifts her with a stunning diamond and ruby necklace. Or what about in the Matrix, when Neo becomes distracted by a mere simulation of a woman in a red dress? As you can see, it’s impressive what power you can have by just dressing in red. Looking for some classic and sexy dress options so you can feel like the “Lady in Red?” You’ll find an abundance of classy red prom dresses available at Prom Dress Shop.
Since the “Lady in Red,” generally symbolizes a more exciting way of life, it’s easy to draw attention the second you enter a room. However, it’s important to choose the color and style of your prom dress carefully because it could either empower you or objectify you if young men see you as overly sexy and raunchy.
Remember to choose a tasteful gown that will allow you to shine without going overboard. Check out the Prom Dress Shop at Chicago, IL for some ideas. If you want to look classically elegant, consider this Sherri Hill prom dress. With a high illusion neckline and fitted bodice accented with hand sewn beading, this long dress makes you look sophisticated. It also features a fashionable beaded belt and long chiffon skirt. For a totally different and sexy look, try this one-shoulder lace Mori Lee dress, featuring a vivid red lace overlay with scattered beads sewn on. The asymmetrical scallop trim and neckline looks flattering and sexy and the high slit completes the look.
If you’re wanting to go for a complete sexy and alluring “Lady in Red,” look, considering completing your look with sexy red lipstick and freshly manicured red nails. Complete your look with a swept up do as it’ll look polished and sexy at the same time, ensuring all eyes will be on you Prom night.