You just can't beat a little black dress for instant glamour, right? Black is probably the colour most women turn to when dressing for date night, parties and dinners. And right now, as the world mourns Hubert de Givenchy who created the iconic black sheath Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast At Tiffany's, is a good time to muse on how the LBD has changed fashion up. So comfortable are we in our black dresses, so safe in the knowledge that it hides a multitude of sins, that we forget the power of colour. Just in time, Manish Malhotra's Instagram post from last night, featuring a glowing Katrina Kaif in a phenomenal scarlet outfit, is the perfect reminder of how dramatic a red dress can be.
In the post, Katrina is seen wearing a bespoke Manish Malhotra dress with a red train flowing out of a bodycon silhouette, making it almost ethereal. The best part for us is how minimalistic Katrina's make up is and how absolutely flawless she looks. And the wavy hair is just adding to the charm.
Red has been seen as a bold, rule-breaking choice for a while. It's a colour that is especially to pull off on red carpets. Pick red and you have, very often, made a statement - like Meher Tatna in a sea of black at the Golden Globes.
Closer home, a lot of other actresses have been donning the color and setting stages on fire.
There was Deepika Padukone in a Gauri & Nainika dress for the Filmfare Glamour And Style Awards 2017.
Sonam Kapoor went all '70s and gave us major fashion goals in this.
Red has also been the colour of choice for Alia Bhatt.
Priyanka Chopra sizzled in a sequined red dress.
And red sure means business: not just a sensuous color, it is bold, it is powerful and it makes sure it grabs the eyeballs.
So maybe the next time we are staring into the abyss of our wardrobes, instead of the LBD, go with a red dress for the right note.