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5 Ways to Rock the Red & Black Colour Combo

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Colour Combos can be hard to pull-off. 

Red and black in particular are a classic colour combination. However, too much red can be severe on the eye. Similarly too much black can make an outfit dark, dull and boring. Adding a pop of red to that LBD can bring your outfit to life, brighten your look and turn heads. While adding a hint of black to a bold red outfit, can break up the colour making it easier on the eye. frockadvisor guide you through a masterclass in owning the brash colour combination with looks straight off the app.

Life is Short, Buy the Louboutins!

black red Sometimes just a pop of colour does the trick. We’ve teamed this little black dress with these louboutin beauties, both from Siopaella, for a vamped up racy take on the colour combination. The pop of red on the sole is so subtle yet intriguing. We’ve opted for a red statement necklace to balance out the dress’ asymmetric neckline. Coco Chanel put the LBD on the map, so it is fitting that we complete the look with a nod to the designer. We’ve finished the look off with this black quilted Chanel bag, again from Siopaella.

Mesh It Up

red black We love this vampy black and red combo from Retro. The strapless, feminine, sweetheart neckline balances out pear shapes and draws attention to the bust, while the high-waist red midi skirt accentuates the waist creating the ultimate hour glass silhouette. Mesh was featured on the catwalks of Tome, Marchesa, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler, update your vintage look with this on-trend black mesh poncho from Retro. We love the contrast created from the red skirt peeking through the black mesh.

Polka Dot Pin-Up

red black We are dotty for this red and black polka dotted A-line dress from Retro. The cut and style just scream 1950’s Americana. We love the double breasted, tuxedo style top, power dressing never looked so pretty. The black belt draws the eye into the waist and breaks up the pattern which can appear overwhelming if not styled properly. Finish the look with a black heel and clutch to create the perfect black and red pin-up look.

Contour Lines

black red For a softer approach to the brash colour combo, go for red and black panels against a softer colour like grey or white. frockadvisor are drooling over this red and black panelled dress Hannon’s Fashion Shop. The panels are strategically arranged to visually contour the body, making it appear thinner.

Lady in Red

red black We are lusting for this red, knee-length dress from Heidi Higgins. We’ve teamed it with killer black suede platform heels from Second Avenue. We’ve added a black, white and gold statement necklace from The Dotty Lemon to brighten the look up a little.  

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