Red bow front workwear dress, €33, A|Wear Click here to buy it
Zac Posen red strapless silk-taffeta gown, $5,490 Click here to buy it
Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Ball Tie silk crepe de chine dress, $3120 Click here to buy it
You see this dress, readers? We were pleased when we found this dress. It’s almost identical to one from Zara: Which, incidentally, just goes to show that you don’t have to be a designer label to “inspire” other brands to copy you, but that’s a different post altogether. Back to the dress… We loved the shape of the original dress, which is also available in black and camel, but, having raided Zara recently, we can confirm that these dresses are very, very short. Even on someone like the Chief of Police, who is 5″4 in her stocking soles, although considerably taller than that in her usual heels. The Zara dress was out of the question. Maybe the New Look version…
[polldaddy poll=5035488] Haute Hippie red drape maxi dress $675, Shopbop (Click here to buy it)
[polldaddy poll=5016529] Red Alexander McQueen dress £1,145, Browns (Click here to buy it)
Another day, another Pirates of the Caribbean premiere, and another killer outfit for Penelope Cruz. For the Munich premiere of On Stranger tides, Penelope wore red Armani Prive. The simplicity of the cut is offset here by the vibrancy of the colour, and we think she looks fantastic. We’re not so sure about the matchy-matchy accessories, though – Pen accessorized here with a bag and shoes in exactly the same shade of red as her dress. Might it have looked better with a contrasting colour, we wonder? You decide…
[polldaddy poll=5015184] Hybrid Contrast Piping Detail Belted Dress £85, ASOS (Click here to buy it)
Well, that’s an unual detail on Salma Hayek’s shoulders, isn’t it? In fact, it looks almost like Anthony Banderas! Whoops, our mistake! That IS Anthony Banderas, and he’s not actually on her shoulders, he’s just standing behind them. Which was a bit of a disappointment, actually, because when first we glanced at this photo, we were all, “Wow, Salma is STRONG! You go girl!” But we’re not here to talk about Anthony Banderas, or Salma’s strength. We’re here to talk about her red leather Gucci dress: This was the best photo our agency had of it. Yes, we were disappointed too, because this has to be one of the more interesting red carpet dresses of recent times. A leather dress?…
[polldaddy poll=4828158] Red ‘Tina’ dress £225, L.K. Bennett (Click here to buy it)
Another Alexander McQueen gown, this time seen on Gisele Bundchen. This is one of our favourites so far – not only does she look stunning, she also looks like she’s really enjoying herself, which makes a nice change.
[polldaddy poll=4827817] Sailor Swing Dress, $98, Pin-Up Couture (Click here to buy it)
Figure skater or just plain fabulous? Tell us what you think of Blake Lively’s red Marchesa dress! But first, take a look at the back view:
[polldaddy poll=4655184] Giambattista Valli ruched jersey dress £1,255, Net-a-Porter (Click here to buy it)
[polldaddy poll=4655085] Vero Moda ’50s Swing Shirt Dress £25, ASOS (Click here to buy it)
[polldaddy poll=4649340] Red ‘Diva’ dress £42.50, Tesco (Click here to buy it)
[polldaddy poll=4648552] Red ponti dress £42, Miss Selfridge (Click here to buy it)
We’re going to keep the commentary to a minimum here, folks, to allow us to bring you as many photos from the 2011 Oscars as possible. We’re kicking off with Anne Hathaway in a red gown by Valentino Couture – tell us what you think in the comments!
The bright red dress is something of a wardrobe staple for many people, and a great way to make a big impact with a really simple piece. We loved DKNY’s three-quarter sleeved version, with it’s flippy skirt and gorgeous, cherry-red colour… but then we spotted this very similar dress at Zara, which is £170 cheaper, leaving us enough left over to buy a pair of killer heels to go with it. Or a bag. Or a coat. Or… you get the picture… Which one would you go for, ladies and gentlemen of the fashion jury? DKNY Vs Zara?
We’re sure you don’t need The Fashion Police to tell you that New York Fashion Week is now underway, which means a busy few days for our officers as we try to keep the runways and red carpets under control. The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection was the first show of the week, and is a little different from most, not only because of the celebrity models, but because the annual event is run in association with the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, with the red dresses used as a symbol of heart disease awareness. You can read more about the cause here, and view the dresses themselves – and their celebrity models – in the gallery below. Enjoy!…