Paint the Town Red in These Scarlet-Hued Frocks

Dear LBD: We've always loved you. You've been here for us through thick and thin, to Bat Mitzvahs and first dates, from teens to adulthood. We know we can always depend on you when we're half an hour late and wearing nothing but our skivvies. But the truth is, this season, we've fallen head over heels for someone else, the LRD (Little Red Dress). Whether the LRD is flowy, skintight or structured, it's guaranteed to brighten our day and add some sizzle to our wardrobe. But really—we're sorry LBD. Can we still be friends?
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Above, from left: Opening Ceremony Twist Back Dress, $600, available at Opening Ceremony; Robert Rodriguez Black Label Origami Dress, $450, available at Neiman Marcus; Alexander Wang Silk Georgette Dress, $545, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Above, from left: Topshop Off Shoulder Bodycon Dress, $80, available at Topshop; Fred Flare Sweetheart Bustier Dress, $65, available at Fred Flare; French Connection Georgia Dress, $168, available at French Connection.