Pinup Couture: Red Rose Print

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Ravishing reds are definitely on trend for this season and as someone who favors this color over others, I am quite chuffed to see it being used for more than an accent in fashion.  Pinup Couture offers their iconic Birdie Dress in a festive red on red floral print which is advertised to be a real head-turner.  This vintage style party dress has a full skirt; wide, notched collar that creates a classic and polished silhouette; and is finished off with a coordinating belt.

Bring a touch of glamour to your look with Iron Fist’s Jens Heart Heel, stunning black peep toe pumps that are decked out in sequins, accented by a red satin bow in the front and a red heart on the heel.  They would also be a great companion to a pair of Cuban Heel Stockings, and the Thelma Retro Bag which continues the red and black theme of the outfit.  The 1950’s inspired design is reflected in high quality patent vinyl, a faux buckle that conceals a magnetic lock, and a marbled handle sturdy enough to last through the toughest rumble.  Carefully coiffed curls are lovely and all but  unfortunately they are prone to drooping, losing their shape if not shellacked in place with product.  Sleek finger waves or a retro updo would be more appropriate, especially when accessorized with the fabulous Lady Kate Fascinator, a vibrant array of red and black tuelle accented by feathers, mounted on a clip which allows for easy sliding into any style.

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Here the same print has been transformed into a sexy wiggle dress that features a flattering gathered bust and slimming peasant style fitted waist which goes on to hug your curves all the way down.  The Erika Dress also comes with a reversible shrug with the exclusive print on one side, and lush black velvet on the other to match the adorable bow on the bust line.

Skip the stockings this time, especially if you have tattooed legs and would rather show off the artwork than hide it behind hosiery, and slip on the striped beauty of Break In by Iron Fist.  These platform peep toe pumps also have a 4 1/2 inch black heel and solid platform, while a patent polka dot bow in contrasting colors holds a black skull charm that happens to match the interior print.  Create lean looking arms with Long Black Faux Leather Gloves from Restyle, while keeping valuables and perhaps a change of clothing for a spontaneous weekend getaway in their Romantic Briefcase.  Fabricated from solid eco-leather that always keeps its shape, the bag has a high quality velvet front flap embroidered with red roses, padlock and pearls; an adjustable strap allows it to be worn comfortably over the shoulder.  Top it all off with a Black Rose Cocktail hat, a round handmade fascinator decorated with roses, lace, ostrich feathers and a veil that gently falls over the face.

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Either one of these fabulous floral frocks would be ideal if one wants to flaunt a flirtatious side, as it has often been said that red is the color of passion and it would not be challenging to invoke that with one of the looks presented here.  Whether you are having a romantic dinner with a significant other at your favorite restaurant, hitting the town with a group of friends or just treating yourself to something new, it is always important to remember that confidence goes a long way.  Labels, be they clothing tags or scenes that people tend to want to stereotype and pigeonhole themselves into, do not define a person – their character does and you should always let that shine above the names that may or may not be on your clothing.  Both dresses can be styled in a number of ways depending on what aesthetic one is aiming to achieve, not to mention the wide variety of accessories available to add a personal touch to the outfit.

Other suggestions of finishing touches can be found in these previously posted style guides: Regal Red, Garnet Incarnate

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