MERRY, BRIGHT, AND UNDENIABLY LUXE, RED CONTINUES ITS REIGN AS THE IT COLOR OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

BY CALEIGH OSTROM

Giambattista Valli Bow Side-Slit Mini Dress
Embellished with exaggerated bow shoulders, this fiery red dress is an absolute holiday party stunner, featuring a dramatic mini length with a side slit hem for rocking around the Christmas tree all night long. $2,400, neimanmarcus.com

Alexander McQueen Open-Back Crepe Gown
Rendered in the brand’s Lust Red shade, this show stopping evening gown with a high neck is cut to conform to the body and pools into an elegant floor-sweeping train. Wear your hair up to showcase the open back cutout finished with a sash bustle. $2,990, saks.com

Fendi Wool/Silk Sheath Midi Dress
Referencing military styles with a plastron front adorned with covered buttons and padded shoulders for structure, this romantic dress combines the best of tailoring and femininity. A back slit ensures ease of movement and long tulip sleeves add flair. $2,950, saks.com

Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag
A quilted construction made from lambskin leather is punctuated with tonal Roman studs and equipped with a flap-top handle and detachable shoulder strap. $3,250, bergdorfgoodman.com

Saint Laurent Patent Leather Over-the-Knee Boots
Crafted from shiny patent leather for a sultry first impression, this thigh-high pair has a close leg-lengthening fi t to ground your winter wardrobe in a striking red hue. $1,995, netaporter.com

Balmain Oversized Buttoned-Collar Wool Coat
Tailored in cozy wool, this loose trench is the perfect layering piece, finished with oversized pockets and polished with signature gold crested buttons and epaulets. $4,995, neimanmarcus.com

Christian Louboutin Hot Chick Suede Stud Red Sole Pumps
Loub’s iconic Hot Chick pump with a pointed toe and scalloped opening is updated in plush velour and gives a plumetis effect with silver-toned studs. A 4-inch stiletto heel elegantly lifts the silhouette to show off the signature red lacquer soles. $945, garmany.com

Bottega Veneta Crinkled Glossed Leather Wide-Leg Pants
Make a high-shine statement with this wide-leg pant made from luminous crinkled glossed leather and accentuated with Velcro fastening cuffs and an elasticized waistband for a custom fit. Pair with a chunky sweater or basic tee by day or studded stilettos by night. $3,980, netaporter.com