The key to keeping red wedding-appropriate is to play down the inherent sexiness of it. Avoid anything that is either too short, too tight, or too revealing (and definitely avoid anything that’s all three). Here are a few of my favorite choices.

I love this flowing dress by ASOS.

(I’m a sucker for an interesting back.)

A print is another great way to play up the sweet and play down the sex. These dresses, by Anthropologie and Asos (respectively), would be perfect to wear to a summer wedding.


And then there is Diane von Furstenberg, an always fabulous go-to, who defines “alluring” without being overtly sexy.


I would happily wear any of those dresses!

What about you? Do you think “no red at weddings” is an outdated rule? What red is appropriate to wear?