Under $50: Red Dresses
I don't remember where I was, years ago, when a gas station attendant nodded at my bright red dress, saying "every woman should own one that color."
What I do remember was how it came off: way more sage than sex offender. Truly. The man was paying a little respect to the power of the aggressively red dress.
Swinging the scale from Sarah Palin power suit-y to vampy, Baywatch babe, those candy-apple colored dresses are always a force. Whether its a corporate and powerful force or a flirty, pin-up one is a matter of cut. But either way, red dresses command attention. Every woman should own one, I think—they're a smart investment, even more so if they're under $50, like each of these options.
Follow Jennifer Lawrence's lead and pair it with a clean, high ponytail.
The high neckline and slightly slouchy shape relax it just enough.
Straddles the line between office-appropriate and date-ready, depending how you style it.
Betty Boop would be so jealous.
Dipped in coral, it gets a slightly softer spin.
It'd look so fresh in a sea of white, neon and tie-dye beach coverups.
What Taylor Swift would wear to be the most noticeable girl at the barbecue.
Power dressing in its most casual, cozy form.
The jolt of color lets you be a little lazy with accessories and jewelry.
Steers clear of the sailor territory navy and white versions sometimes tip into.
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