There’s nothing quite as statement-making as a solid red dress. And given that party season is officially in full swing, what better way to kick it off than a shopping spree for one of the best red dresses? It also doesn’t hurt that bright red is the color most synonymous with the holiday season. This sentiment is clearly one that we share with several luxury designers—think Alaïa, Salvatore Ferragamo, Schiaparelli, Givenchy, Marni, and more—because, on the SS23 runways, almost every collection featured at least one jaw-dropping red gown. And although you may have to wait until next spring and summer to shop those fanciful frocks, the best red dresses to wear now are equally as eye-catching. Not to mention, they’re a surefire way to secure your spot on any best-dressed list this holiday season.
Coming in red hot is Magda Butrym’s cut out ribbed maxi dress, which includes a plunging sweetheart neckline. Its ribbed stretch-knit fabric is figure-hugging in all the right places. Also in a category of its own is a padded-shoulder and side-slit dress from Mônot. This elegant floor-length maxi begs to be worn with a sky-high strappy heel and a shimmering evening bag. Ultra mini dresses are also on the market, like a bustier silk mini dress from Alejandra Alonso Rojas and a crystal bow and cut out mini from Mach & Mach. A slinky slip dress is always an easy sartorial solution, and these from Mango, Stella McCartney, and Asceno are soon to be stars in your winter wardrobe. Without ever sacrificing style, long-sleeve red dresses from Saint Laurent, Versace, and A.L.C provide ample coverage while staying super chic. For more casual daytime parties, knit dresses from H&M, Staud, and Loewe will pair exceptionally well with heeled knee-high boots.
This holiday season, stay ahead of the trends and shop the 30 best red dresses inspired by the many statement-making red gowns that graced the SS23 runways.