There’s no denying the power of wearing red. You feel instantly more confident, bold, and—dare we say it?—sexy in the hue. As such, we rounded up 17 of our favorite celebrities and street style stars wearing the color to inspire your holiday dressing this season. If you love the look, shop our selection of crimson frocks at the end, and be sure to tell us which one you got!
Tank Magazine Fashion Director Caroline Issa proves her talent at mixing and matching style staples. She recently paired a red long-sleeve minidress with an animal-print vest, accessorizing with a top-handle bag and ankle-strap heels for a powerful and feminine look.
Dakota Fanning embraced the fringe trend in this Resort 15 Valentino suede frock at a recent Effie Gray premiere.
You can count on style savant Karolina Kurkova to transform a paillette-embellished Armani Privé coat into the perfect minidress. She cinched a black belt around the bold piece and wore red lipstick for the perfect finishing touch.
Kate Bosworth made a splash at the Still Alice premiere in a red strapless Hugo Boss midi dress. She kept her accessories to a minimum with a Lee Savage clutch and Kurt Geiger London Britton Pumps ($450).
At the London premiere of Love, Rosie, Lily Collins turned heads in a stunning, backless Solace London gown. She paired dainty Jacquie Aiche jewelry with the bold dress for a head-to-toe enviable ensemble.
Michelle Monaghan’s recent outing in this Simone Rocha Wool-Embroidered Tulle Dress ($3110) has us thoroughly excited for holiday party season.
We can’t imagine a more perfect gown to be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame than this crimson Romona Keveza number. Rachel McAdams paired it with pointy-toe pumps and loose waves for a standout look.
Hello, bombshell! Selena Gomez wore a Dior minidress to the Rudderless premiere in Los Angeles earlier this month, and we’re still talking about it.
DJ and model Hannah Bronfman’s red cocktail dress looks polished worn with a structured bag and lace-up heels.
A woman never needs an excuse to wear a flattering red dress with heels!
Model Catherine McNeil’s floor-length red dress is what It-girl outfit dreams are made of.
For a dramatic look, follow this street style star’s lead and find a red dress with a dramatic train.
Spice up your black flats with an off-the-shoulder red dress!
Zoe Kravitz bared her shoulders in a red strapless Armani Privé gown to the Venice Film Festival last month, leaving us instantly inspired.
Scroll down to shop our favorite red dresses!