8 Emoji Inspired Red Dresses To Shop This Season

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by Grazia |

Would you take your style advice from an emoji? No? Well, that’s the

trend sweeping the style set. It’s not just any emoji, mind – this is the dancing lady.

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Kate Middleton in a scarlet Preen by Thornton Bregazzi gown

The flamenco-frilled character has become the symbol of all things party, which might explain why everyone who’s anyone is dressing like her – from those matching their frocks to the red carpet (Rosie H-W tops the long list), to the street-stylers heating up the pavements in red ruffles.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley donned a red dress by Alexandre Vauthier Couture to the premiere of The Unknown Girl

So why has the red dress won so many hearts? In a sea of LBDs, standing out in fire-engine frills that sway as you walk is, well, just a lot more fun.

Katy Perry donned a Marchesa dress with Flamenco-esque bell sleeves to the amfAR Gala 2016 ©Getty

Gucci – who else? – gave the look catwalk credibility (with a price tag to match), but this needn’t be an investment buy – our dress-obsession, Self-Portrait, delivers señorita style in spades for £300, and Boohoo’s tiered mini will let you unleash the lady in red for just £20.

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Amal Clooney worked flamenco frills at the Met Gala in 2015 with a ruffled dress by John Galliano

Pair yours with strappy sandals in matching red, metallics or black, and get ready to be the life and soul. These dresses are the sartorial equivalent of letting your hair down. Castanets not included (but highly recommended).

So what are you waiting for? Shop our edit of the best (and most dance-worthy) red dresses in the gallery below:


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Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine maxi dress, £1,305, Sonia Rykiel

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Fluted stretch-crepe midi dress, £310, MCQ Alexander McQueen

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Off-the-shoulder broderie anglaise dress, £300, Self Portrait

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Sharlynn ribbed stretch-knit dress, £415, Diane Von Furstenberg

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Red dress, £15, Topshop

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V-neck crepe dress, £230, MSGM

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Cold-shoulder dress, £350, Tory Burch

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Cutout ruffle-trimmed brushed-twill dress, £325, PASKAL

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