From Marilyn Monroe in Gentleman Prefer Blondes to Princess Diana's going-out wardrobe, many of the most iconic, standout dresses in fashion history have been rendered in lipstick red. You may be the type of girl who wears this hue all year round, but Christmas is a particularly good time to adopt such a bold, look-at-me colour. Also, a true primary red does, scientifically, suit all skin tones.
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To start the party season on a stress-free note, we've made a selection of the best red Christmas dresses that'll stand out now and for many festive seasons to come. Oh, and did we mention you can wear these year-round to brighten up everyone's evening? Think velvet, sequins and chiffon from the likes of Topshop and Free People, but also simpler, more luxe options from Browns for those who consider wearing the colour red a statement on its own (without the usual sparkly trappings of this time of the year). Keep scrolling to shop our favourite red Christmas dresses available now.