Celebrate in this season’s hottest shade.

Nothing beats the power of a red dress if you want to make a bold statement. The sultry colour has never been one to lie low for long but this season it has returned triumphantly to fashion's spotlight.

Throughout history, red has been the colour of love, lust and revolution. It's not for the faint-hearted, as this evocative hue has the power to incite danger and seduction.

Red, in all its shades, is the perfect choice for the party season, especially when you want to make a dramatic entrance, because never forget, first impressions count.

So be fearless and unleash your inner diva. Here's my list of must-have red dresses you're bound to fall head over heels for.

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Layer Camilla and Marc's sizzling Cloud Nine dress over their Zendo maxi and create a fabulous ensemble. The high neckline and cinched-in waist are ladylike and the striking colour makes it sultry and provocative.

Liam's elegant Black Tie dress skims the body like a glove. The split and backless draped cowl make it sophisticated, but there's no denying this dress has sex appeal.

Kate Sylvester's Roseline dress will brighten your day with a burst of vibrant colour. The fitted bodice and flattering v-neck make it a great choice for highlighting an hourglass figure.

Steal the show with Yvonne Bennetti's traffic-stopping Fabiene dress. This stunning couture gown that takes four days to make and uses 20 metres of pure silk is the ultimate va-va-voom piece de resistance.

Paint the town red in Moochi's Angle maxi dress, an easy-to-wear slip that features an asymmetric hemline. Try this effortlessly chic look for a date night.

Embrace lady danger with Taylor's gorgeous Quantify dress. I love the juxtaposition of the sheer with the matte panels. For a red-hot look, rock it up with boots or killer heels.

1: Cloud Nine Dress $530
Zendo Dress $599
All from Camilla and Marc

2: Liam Black Tie Dress $399
Ruby Kazuki Heel $299

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3: Roseline Dress in red $475
Two Tone Heels $565
All from Kate Sylvester

4: Yvonne Bennetti Fabiene Dress $2900

5: Moochi Angle Maxi Dress $299.99

6: Taylor Quantify Dress $497

The Line up: Red teamed with gold is a luxe match made in heaven

Gucci's Padlock Metallic shoulder bag is a lust-worthy investment piece you'll love forever.

Romantic princess meets glam punk - Mimco's blinged up Midnight Kiss cuff is fierce.
Goldfinger eat your heart out with YSL's Dore Orfevre nail polish, the ultimate luxury colour.

Strut your stuff in Nude's Opulent shoe and closet gold diggers will love Givenchy's Giselle earrings.

So whether you're a saint or a sinner, tap into the power of a red dress. It's guaranteed to make a daring impression in the style stakes.

Opulent by Nude Shoes in platinum $179.90
Givenchy Giselle earrings from Love and Object $469
Gucci Padlock bag in gold $2195
Mimco Midnight Kiss cuff in rose gold $169
YSL La Laque Couture Dore Orfevre 29 $48

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camillaandmarc.com
• Liam from Ruby
katesylvester.com
yvonnebennetti.com
moochi.co.nz
taylorboutique.co.nz
gucci.com
mimco.com.au
• Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics available from selected pharmacies, Farmers and Smith & Caugheys
nudefootwear.com.au
loveandobject.com