postPosted January 29, 2013
We've all heard phrases like red hot or lady in red used to describe the attractiveness of a woman. That's certainly true, IF it's done properly. "Proper", of course, is subject to definition, depending upon your goals. Right now I'm going to talk to you about looking and feeling sexy this Valentine's Day whether your having a girls night at a martini bar or a special dinner date with your man!
The LRD (Little Red Dress) .... Is it a staple in your closet?
Several studies and psychologists have provided strong evidence that both men and women found the opposite sex significantly more attractive and appealing when they were wearing the color red. Funny enough, when men were shown pictures of the same woman, one picture wearing blue and the other in red, the men were more likely to date the woman in red and also said they'd spend more money on her!?!?
Now, I am definitely not suggesting this be your goal for wearing red, but it's interesting to see what a huge difference a color can make in one's opinions. Psychology is certainly not short on surprises!
I remember my second date with my boyfriend. We went to a trendy pizzeria (my dream date - who doesn't like pizza and wine!?) and I wore a knee length, boat neck, cotton dress from Forever 21 in a deep red. My wardrobe consists mostly of neutrals and black but it was a warm evening and I chose to wear this comfortable dress. Well, I've never received so many compliments and to this day he still talks about that $20 dress which I now save for special occasions. After reading these studies, I don't think I would have gotten the same reaction if it was in a different color.
If a red dress or red shirt is too bold for you and not quite your style, there are other easy ways to incorporate red into your look.
Here are a few ways to add some red flair this Valentine's Day:
* Statement necklace
* Arm candy
* Earrings or a bold ring
* Red heels or even some black pumps with red soles
* Lip gloss or lipstick
* Hair accessories (headband, hair bow, hair feathers)
If you don't have any red pieces, you can always revamp old jewelry with paint. Just head to your local craft store
or dollar store for some crafty and affordable inspiration!
Colors can portray different feelings depending on the context, but on the dating scene this color truly is considered RED HOT!
Until next time, XO