Lady in Red – Great Holiday Dresses

It’s that time of year again and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to make a statement in a gorgeous red dress! I like to call it the LCD – the Little Christmas Dress. It’s almost as classic as the LBD. Worn well, a Lady in Red can get more than a few heads to turn!

I love this Donna Karan cocktail dress:

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Emma Stone’s colour of choice was red twice this year and she looked amazing:

Emma Stone red cocktail dress

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Emma Stone red dress on the red carpet

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Taylor Swift also rocked a red dress at 2012’s iHeart Radio Music Festival.

Taylor Swift red dress

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Just look at Elizabeth Taylor smouldering in this stunning red dress!

Elizabeth Taylor red dress

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And another take on the the Lady in Red, I have this picture by South African artist Frans Groenewald hanging in my kitchen.  Such fun.

Lady in Red

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So what do you think?  Will you wear a bold red dress over the holidays?

Style Icon Sophia Loren

Movie actress and beauty icon, Sophia Loren came a long way from her humble beginnings in Italy to her status as a household name around the world. Describing herself as strange looking when she was a child, she later said, “I think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you or it isn’t and it really doesn’t have much to do with breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips.” Well, there’s no question she had something special oozing from her pores, but she also had all those other attributes as well!

Reportedly 38-24-38 measurements, Sophia Loren is the epitome of the hourglass figure. Sophia Loren 1960's

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Always beautifully dressed (and most often with her assets on full display!), Loren was undoubtedly a style icon.

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Quite a transition from being scrawny as a child, Sophia Loren blames spaghetti for her figure!

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Sophia Loren looked her most beautiful with that great big smile.

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Sophia Loren at 64.  I hope I look that good at her age!

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Even in her 70’s Sophia Loren is still wowing in curve-hugging, cleavage-bearing dresses.

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There are plenty of rumours about whether or not Ms. Loren has undergone plastic surgery to keep herself looking good.  Either way, she is still as gorgeous as any of us could wish to be and still able to proudly bare her beautiful figure.  She claims, “You have to be born a sex symbol. You don’t become one. If you’re born with it, you’ll have it even when you’re 100 years old.”  Do you think she’s right?

Do you think Sophia Loren is a style icon?