How To Really Rock A Red Dress

Few pieces pack a sartorial punch quite like an LRD (Little Red Dress) — as long as you know how to style it, that is. Now that the temps are finally warming, we're all about having some fun in a fresh little frock. Whether you’re enjoying happy hour in prime flirting position or are out on the town with your besties, ruby stunners are a fierce choice. If this bold move intimidates you, just stay calm. We've styled three different red-dress looks perfect for any Chicago gal, regardless of what's on her social calendar. Even better? These outfits cover all price points, so whether you're looking to invest, or just take an LRD for a test drive, you're all set. Hot.
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Click through to fan the flames with three red-dress outfits that are too hot to handle.
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Summer Fun

Red is the original power color, and wearing it is a sign of confidence. Exaggerate your waist by cinching it with a braided belt, and add a boldly colored accessory (or two) into the mix for a surefire way to look like a sartorial stunner.

Ann Taylor Neon Lights Bracelet, $58, available at Ann Taylor. Old Navy White Denim Jacket, $35, available at Old Navy. Topshop Colour Shift Dress, $60, available at Topshop. Madewell Hammock Belt, $45, available at Madewell. Blonde Ambition Doris Neon Wedge, $195, available at Calypso St. Barth.
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Edgy

When it comes to the LRD, accessorizing with black will always be a no-brainer. Throw a blazer over a fiery-red number for a nine-to-five twist, or top it off with a cropped jacket and add statement jewelry for extra after-dark drama.

Mimi Boutique Brando Clutch in Black, $40, available at Mimi Boutique. Beau Coops Timea heels, $314.95, available at Solestruck. Oasis Spot and Lace Dress, $115, available at Oasis. Miss Selfridge Black Ponte Sleeve Biker Jacket, $85, available at Miss Selfridge. Max & Chloe Elliott Chandler Crystal Circle Braided Drop Earrings, $208, available at Max & Chloe.
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Date Night

Deliver the memo that you're flirt-ready with a figure-shaping bodice and a few feminine details. A neutral clutch or piece of jewelry lends a touch of subtle sweetness.

Topshop Tall Folded Lapel Jacket, $110, available at Topshop. Vince Camuto Gold Chandelier Earrings, $95, available at Vince Camuto. Cynthia Rowley Placed Petals Dress, $385, available at Cynthia Rowley. ASOS Metal Bar Detail Envelope Clutch, $32.23, available at ASOS. Zara Patent Leather Slingbacks With Contrast, $79.90, available at Zara.
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