The Simple Dress Trend That Makes Everyone Look Smokin'

You may have noticed an explosion of red dresses across your Instagram feed lately. From floaty floral styles to button-up shirtdresses, it seems the LRD has made its way back into the spotlight, and we couldn’t be happier. Why? It’s one of the key trends to come out of the A/W 18 shows, plus, the timeless shade really does suit everyone. Win-win, right?

We know the idea has been around for some time now, but if you’re anything like us, you’ll also know that this simple piece has the power to totally transform your wardrobe (and your mood). And just like its equally stylish counterpart, the LBD, this hero item will forever remain something of a staple, meaning you can never have too many. Right? Right.

Which styles to be seen in now? We're taking our cue from the style set who've been wearing their red dresses on repeat. Choose between mid-length dresses with sleeves that are ideal for wearing with autumnal ankle boots, or go for standout silky slips that layer easily under chunky knits—there are plenty of new-season variations to choose from below.

Click through to see (and shop) our roundup of the best red dresses to wear right now.