There’s nothing more confident and sexy than a slinky red dress. Imagine Jessica Rabbit in her sparkly, low-cut gown or Julia Roberts’s off-the-shoulder number in Pretty Woman, to name a few iconic moments. While a black-tie event worthy of those kinds of outfits is probably not in your immediate future, the same idea applies when you’re putting your weekend look together. A body-conscious red dress is exactly the kind of piece that you can slip on and instantly feel like you own a room.
Take this MICHAEL Michael Kors style one — it features a fairly deep v-neck perfect for hot summer days, but it doesn’t show too much skin since the hem hits below the knee. A cool, embroidered bomber thrown on top keeps the vibe casual and also comes in handy for aggressive air-conditioning. As for shoes, both sneakers and a simple minimalist sandal work equally as well, depending on your plans.
i. JACKET: Zara floral, embroidered jacket, $129, Zara
ii. DRESS: MICHAEL Michael Kors ribbed, v-neck sweater dress, $175, Michael Kors
Photographer: David Urbanke; styling by Diana Tsui; model: Xuchao Zhang at Muse Management; makeup by Samantha Lau; hair by Jerome Cultrera; photo editor: Raydene Salinas.