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Go classy: How to wear red in this hot, humid weather

Classy, fun and sexy, red is one colour that looks good on everyone. But wearing it in this hot and humid weather might just sound like an insane idea. We tell you how to wear it right.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 30, 2015 13:01 IST
Deekshita Baruah
Deekshita Baruah
Hindustan Times
How To Wear Red,Styling Tips,Red Dresses

Think of red and you go va-va-voom! Classy, fun and sexy, it's one colour that looks good on everyone. But wearing it in this hot and humid weather might just sound like an insane idea, right?

It does not really have to be intimidating as there are myriad ways to sport red. We tell you how:

Fashion blogger Akanksha Narang of says, "Add a dose of red to your wardrobe by picking out floral red rompers and use them through the monsoons."

Take inspiration from Eva Longoria (L), Kourtney Kardashian (C) and Stacy Keibler (R) on how to wear a romper right.

If you are petite, opt for form-fitting, strapless rompers that will accentuate your shoulders. Shorter ones will make your legs look elongated and give you an illusion of height.

If you are pear shaped, go for a size bigger than the usual and ditch the rompers that stick to your lower waist. Instead, opt for one that is cinched at the waist for a more flattering effect. Make sure the shorts are rather loose and long enough to cover your upper thighs.

For someone who is top-heavy, a V-neck romper paired with sleeves will exude grace and charm. Add long chains, fringed bag, gladiators and sunglasses to your red floral romper for a 360-degree glam avatar.

Pops of red
Women of all ages can rock a pair of red heels or a red scarf/dupatta. Wearing red in little proportions is the key if you don't want to go overboard in this heat.

If you are not comfortable to experiment, simply go for bold red lips.

Urvashi, founder of says, "To add a perfect pop of colour in this weather you can totally glam up your look with a red belt or statement bold red lips. You can even try throwing a light-weight jacket or a shrug over your denim shorts and see your look transform to a whole new level."

A scarf in bright red can add just the right amount of spark to your otherwise boring daily wear too. Mix your reds with other vibrant solid colours like blues, beige and blacks to rock the shade.

Tees and spaghetti tops in red is a no-brainer as it always does the trick. Pair it up with your favourite denim and you are good to go.

Sport a red belt, spaghetti top or simply don a light red jacket to add some spunk.

Designer Cameron Kham says, "If you have curves, go for details like a red skirt, red top but not a complete look. And if you are thin keep it fitted."

Water baby
With beach holidays still on the radar, it's time to ace your diva look. If you are blessed with long legs then what better way to show them off than with hot pants or miniskirts.

Wear that red shorts or skirt with a plain large shirt for the laid-back beach look or wear a red georgette kaftan on top of a white bikini top and shorts for a fashionista look.

Add colour to your life. Opt for red beachwear this season.

Priyanka Desai, founder and creative director of Praia Couture says, "If you are short, go for a red high-waist bikini or skirt. Also a red empire waist skater dress in light fabric or a cherry red crop top with high waist shorts can do the trick for you. But if you have a heavy bust then, go for flared skirts and palazzo pants."

She further adds, "If you have a figure that can make even Kim K's behind jealous then you are very lucky. Opt for fit-and-flare styles that are fitted on your waist and flare at your widest part. Also, opt for longer hemlines so that the length can balance out the wideness of hips. Prints such as polka, florals and plaid in red can give an illusion of top and bottom balance. Transparent maxi dresses in red in full length or even flowing length can take the attention away from the hips to the legs."

First Published: Jun 29, 2015 16:59 IST