Lady in Red

red dress black tights holiday outfit

Nope, you’re not seeing things. I’m just wearing yet another black and red outfit in front of a Christmas tree. ‘Tis the season! But when you live a hop, skip, and a jump away from a giant Christmas tree, it’s bound to become the backdrop for all of your holiday photos.

red holiday dress black and gold beanie and leather gloves

I knew I wanted a red dress for this holiday season (I got this one on Zappos!), but once it came in the mail, styling was trickier than I imagined. This dress has seaming at the waist that acts as a belt, so no belt needed! When I was accessorizing, I tried multiple belts (some thin, some thick) over the seams, but it was better without. Sometimes black and red can look a little too Santa-y for my liking, so I tossed my patchwork stole over my shoulders to break it up a bit. I love how it turned out in the end. Festive, but not too over the top!

Need some more styling ideas? I love the dress and black pumps/tights combo paired with a leopard clutch, minus the patchwork stole. Super fun! I even paired one of my faux fur vests over the dress and tights and loved that in place of the stole. And if you live in a place where you don’t need to wear tights, you can’t go wrong with a blanket scarf and nude pumps.

PS- If you’re considering this dress, definitely size up! It runs pretty tight, especially in the shoulders. I ordered the larger size of the two sizes I’m usually in between and it still felt pretty tight in the arms. I just told myself it’s from all the bicep curls we’ve been doing in Hallie’s SoulCycle class… 😉

black and gold beanie faux fur red holiday dress

holiday dresses

Get the Look…

Shoshanna Dress via Zappos
Express Faux Fur Patchwork Stole (on sale!)
J.Crew Tights
Calvin Klein Pumps via Zappos
Vera Bradley Beanie
Vera Bradley Gloves

red dress faux fur

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  1. 12.18.15
    Laura Mitbrodt commented:

    Your dress is so cute

  2. 12.18.15
    Natali commented:

    A super cute and girly, lady in red! 🙂

  3. 12.18.15
    Kate commented:

    I love your festive holiday looks, especially in front of a Christmas tree!

  4. 12.18.15

    Love this outfit and the festive background! The beanie and gloves are adorable

  5. 12.18.15
    Rachel commented:

    I really love this dress with the faux fur scarf. So cute xx

  6. 12.18.15
    Aubrey commented:

    I Love the red dress

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  7. 12.18.15
    Meagan commented:
  8. 12.18.15
    Minau commented:

    What a pretty look!

  9. 12.19.15

    Gorgeous & classy holiday look!

    Happy Holidays Jess 🙂

  10. 12.20.15
    emily commented:

    the color of this dress is incredible! xo

  11. 12.21.15
    alissa commented:

    What a striking red dress! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas week!
    The Adored Life