While the name alone conjures up gory images, oxblood is not a Halloween thing — it’s the hottest color trend of the season
(meet exhibit A
, and exhibit B
). Though the name would suggest that we're talking about oxen, it's actually short for "oxygenated blood," the color when blood is exposed to air and turns a deep, dark red.
Now, oxblood has saturated everything from tops and jackets to dresses and pants, assuring that this sultry, purplish-reddish-brownish hue will quickly become your new favorite neutral. Click through to see our favorite plus-size picks!