Britney’s family have done it again… will she ever really be free?
Britney’s family have done it again… will she ever really be free?

Sarah Finnan

Supper Club: Ed Smith’s Borough Market spiced butterflied mackerel
Supper Club: Ed Smith’s Borough Market spiced butterflied mackerel

Meg Walker

16 great prints and posters to add some life to your walls
16 great prints and posters to add some life to your walls

Megan Burns

Social Pictures: InterContinental Dublin Horse Show Ladies Day
Social Pictures: InterContinental Dublin Horse Show Ladies Day

Sarah Gill

Lunchtime Fashion Fix: Casual work outfits to elevate your current office attire
Lunchtime Fashion Fix: Casual work outfits to elevate your current office attire

Sarah Finnan

You won’t mind leaving your dishes on the counter with these surprisingly chic dish drainers
You won’t mind leaving your dishes on the counter with these surprisingly chic dish drainers

Lauren Heskin

Sick of the clutter? How to detox your wardrobe (and not regret it)
Sick of the clutter? How to detox your wardrobe (and not regret it)

Louise Slyth

If I knew then what I know now: Evelyn Moynihan, CEO of Kilkenny Group, on risk-taking
If I knew then what I know now: Evelyn Moynihan, CEO of Kilkenny Group, on...

Fiona Alston

August 09: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
August 09: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Finnan

Getting hitched with your kids in tow – madness or magic?
Getting hitched with your kids in tow – madness or magic?

Jessie Collins

Image / Fashion

The Power Of Wearing The Colour Red


By Rosie McMeel
30th Nov 2017
The Power Of Wearing The Colour Red

Over the past several years, red has become increasingly dominant on the catwalks, and in fact, this year, it ruled the runways completely, from Simone Rocha and Roksanda Ilincic to Versace and Valentino. Why? Perhaps because we’ve begun to see more women of power and influence choose red, reaffirming it as a colour of confidence and assertiveness. From Michelle Obama to Hillary Clinton, female politicians have been re-appropriating this once inappropriate shade. Businesswomen too. Three years ago, when Facebook COO and founder of Leanin.org Sheryl Sandberg appeared on the cover of Forbes magazine, she wore red, while fashion tycoon Natalie Massenet chose an exquisite red Ralph & Russo suit to accept her damehood from Buckingham Palace last year. Red is becoming the signifier of success rather than sex, which is probably why so many more celebrities now choose it for their red carpet appearances – Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Ginnifer Goodwin, Karlie Kloss, Emilia Clarke and Dakota Johnson to name just a few this year.

 

For more on the power of wearing red, pick up the December issue of IMAGE. Out now.