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11 sizzling red dresses to add to your spring/summer wardrobe

By MrSmith Feb26,2024
11 sizzling red dresses to add to your spring/summer wardrobe

Red is a color that exudes confidence, power, and passion. And what better way to turn heads this spring/summer season than with a stunning red dress? From vibrant scarlet to rich burgundy, there are endless shades of red to choose from that will make you feel unstoppable.

Here are 11 of the best red dresses to shop right now:

1. A classic red wrap dress is a timeless choice that will flatter any figure.

2. A flowy red maxi dress with ruffle details is perfect for a summer wedding or garden party.

3. A bold red bodycon dress will hug your curves in all the right places and make a statement wherever you go.

4. A retro red polka dot dress is a fun and flirty option for a daytime event or picnic in the park.

5. A sophisticated red midi dress with a high neckline and pleats is a versatile piece that can easily transition from day to night.

6. A fiery red off-the-shoulder dress will show off your shoulders and make you feel like a true fashionista.

7. A chic red shift dress with bell sleeves is a modern take on a classic silhouette that will never go out of style.

8. A playful red floral dress is perfect for brunch with the girls or a day out shopping.

9. A sultry red lace dress is a romantic choice for a date night or special occasion.

10. A trendy red slip dress with a thigh-high slit is a bold and sexy option for a night on the town.

11. A casual red t-shirt dress is a laid-back yet stylish choice for running errands or grabbing coffee with friends.

No matter your personal style or body shape, there is a red dress out there that will make you feel like a million bucks this spring/summer. So go ahead and add a pop of red to your wardrobe – you won’t regret it!

Exuding confidence, glamour and a little bit of romance, everyone needs a red dress in their repertoire. Showstopping but still classic, nothing turns heads quite like a red dress.

Whether it’s summer or the festive season, it’s a piece that requires minimal accessories to make a statement and flatters every hair colour and skin tone. From sleek red dresses with spaghetti straps, to statement pieces with voluminous silhouettes, scroll on for all of the best red dresses to shop now.

Celebrities and royals wearing red dresses

Celebrities wearing red dresses
(L-R Meghan Markle, Candice Swanepoel, Queen Letizia of Spain, Natalie Portman)

Red is definitely Queen Letizia’s colour. The Spanish royal has been pictured looking stunning in a red dress for both formal and off-duty occasions, as seen above in a sleek halterneck number and metallic heels. She most recently wore a red midi dress from Mango whilst on holiday with her family in Palma.

The Duchess of Sussex is another royal who loves a red dress. From the scarlet red Safiyaa cape dress (above), which she accessorised with a red satin clutch by Manolo Blahnik and matching Stuart Weitzman pumps, to the beautiful red gown she wore to the Salute To Freedom Gala at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in 2021.

Candice Swanepoel also looked gorgeous in a scarlet gown with red lace-up heels and a red lip to attend the amfAR Gala Cannes in 2022, while last year Natalie Portman stepped out in a red mini dress by Dior, styling it with a matching jacket and stilettos.

How I chose the best red dresses

  • Colour: My edit of course only includes dresses in a red hue – although some are true red while others lean slightly scarlet. No printed styles are included.
  • Warm weather-appropriate: While many of these red dresses could be worn all year round, this edit is currently focused on spring/summer styles. Think breezy cuts and lightweight fabrics.
  • Price: I’ve found red dresses at a range of price points, from £35 Mango numbers to £300 pieces from celeb-favourite Reformation.
  • Reformation red dress

    Reformation Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-16

    Colours available: Red, Black, Aquamarine, Floral print

    Shipping: £6 Standard Delivery or free over £100

    Returns: £6 within 30 days

    With its 90s-style spaghetti straps, flattering faux wrap cut and sultry back split, this midi from Reformation is the red party dress of my dreams. I’d style it with barely-there heels and a classic red lip.

  • Rixo red dress

    Rixo Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 6-20

    Colours available: Red, Black, Pink, Blue, White

    Shipping: £5 Standard Delivery

    Returns: Free within 14 days

    Rixo’s Sandrine dress is made from a stunning lightweight daisy print jacquard. Cut with a V-neckline and backline and flattering empire waist, it skims the figure beautifully. Style it with gold jewellery and boots now, then barely-there sandals this summer.

  • Mango red dress

    Mango Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-16

    Colours available: Red

    Shipping: £2.99 for Standard Delivery

    Returns: £2.99 within 14 days

    Mango just dropped this halterneck red dress that falls just above the knee and features the most flattering shift cut. I love it styled with statement gold earrings for an easy win this spring/summer. 

  • Nobody's Child red dress

    Nobody’s Child Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-18

    Colours available: Red, Green

    Shipping: £5 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £100

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    Nobody’s Child’s trending dress has long statement puff sleeves and a softly fitted waist falling to an A-line skirt. Made with a touch of linen for added softness and breathability, it’s still perfect for summer. Style it with mules or platform heels.

  • New Look red dress

    New Look Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 6-22

    Colours available: Red

    Shipping: £2.99 for Standard Delivery or free on orders over £50

    Returns: £1.99 within 28 days

    For a daytime red midi dress, head to New Look. This broderie hem piece will look amazing with a pair of leather slides and a rattan bag as we move into the warmer months.

  • Karen Millen red dress

    Karen Millen Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 6-16

    Colours available: Red, Black, White, Blush, Green

    Shipping: £4.99 Standard Delivery or free with Karen Millen Premier

    Returns: £2 within 28 days or free with Karen Millen Premier

    For a fail-safe occasionwear dress, Karen Millen’s bestselling red midi has a chic high neckline, and cool side panels, finishing with a flared skirt.

  • Phase Eight red dress

    Phase Eight Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 6-26, Regular & Petite

    Colours available: Red

    Shipping: £2.95 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £150

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    Phase Eight’s Donna dress is a beautiful choice for your next formal occasion. It features flattering ruching at both the front and back, as well as a modern asymmetric hem. Pair it with a clutch and sky-high heels.

  • Club L London red dress

    Club L London Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-16

    Colours available: Red

    Shipping: £4 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £80

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    With its layered halter neck, elegant Bardot neckline and bodycon cut with split side detail, Club L London’s very glamorous red maxi dress is perfect if you’re looking for a showstopping piece.

  • Red blazer dress

    ASOS Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-18

    Colours available: Red

    Shipping: Free Standard Delivery

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    When in doubt, wear a blazer dress. And if you don’t want to blend in, make it red. This one by Miss Selfridge has a shawl collar, ruched detail and long sleeves for a super flattering piece.

  • River Island red midi dress

    River Island Red Dress

    Sizes available: UK 6-18, Petite & Plus

    Colours available: Red

    Shipping: £4 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £50

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    A lightweight knitted dress is ideal to wear during the transitional seasons, and I love the look-at-me red hue of this maxi from River Island. It features a tie-waist and ribbed detail.

  • & Other Stories red dress

    & Other Stories Red Wrap Dress

    Sizes available: EUR 32-46

    Colours available: Red

    Shipping: £4 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £80

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    Made from a satin style fabric, & Other Stories figure-skimming red midi is the perfect date night dress. The best bit? The stunning lace-up open back.

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