What do the words action, energy, attention-getting, assertive and confident have in common? They are all positive keywords that sum up the color red.

Red is the color at the longer-wavelengths end of the spectrum of visible light next to orange, at the opposite end of violet. Red color has a predominant light wavelength of roughly 620-740 nanometers. Red is one of the primary colors of visible light, along with green and blue, in which Red Green Blue (RGB) color systems are combined to create all the colors on a computer monitor or television screen.

In the realm of fashion, the color red rocks! Big time!

The color red is a warm and positive color, associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. Red exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. To the naked eye, the color red is energizing and excites the emotions, motivating us to take action.

Dress in red from head to toe for a fashion wonder that is sure to show!

Red Fun Fact: The color red is often used to express love, as in Valentine’s Day, however, it relates more to sexuality and lust, rather than love – love being expressed with colors through pink. At its most positive, red can create life with its sexual energy.

What can be sexier and more sophisticated and hip than a bold, popping, sensual red lip?

Red Fun Fact: The word ‘red’ is derived from the Old English ‘read’. The word can be further traced to t he Proto-Germanic ‘rauthaz’ and the Proto-Indo European root ‘rewd’. In the Akkadian language of the Ancient Mesopotamia and in the modern Inuit language of Inuit, the word for red is the same word as ‘like blood’.

Have a bloody good time bathed in the beautiful color that is red!

Some people feel that the color red is too brass and brazen to dress in red from head to toe. If so, why not dress in white or black, then top the stylish look off with red accessories? This color combination creates a look that is classy, sassy and spicy, yet not too overbearing or dicey!

The color red can vary in hue from orange-red to violet-red, and for each hue there is a wide variety of shades and tints, from very light pink to dark burgundy. Variations of the color red include maroon, burgundy, crimson and scarlet.

Create a scene on the fashion scene when dressed in red…you diva drama queen!


Red Fashion Tip: High heels and high heeled boots are always sexy and alluring, but when the sensational shoe you step into is red, you’ll be sure to turn every head!

Positive Effects of Red Clothing:

  1. Stimulating
  2. Desirable
  3. Passionate
  4. Exciting
  5. Motivating
  6. Attention-Getting
  7. Assertive
  8. Aggressive
  9. Action-Getting

Red Fun Fact: Red is one of the subtractive primary colors, along with yellow and blue, of the RYB color space and traditional color wheel used by painters and artists.

Fashion is truly an art, so show off your artistic signature flair through the fabulous, fantastic red garments that you wear!



Romantic, radiant red! Enough said!

Red Fun Fact: Modern surveys in the United States and Europe show red is the color most commonly associated with heat, activity, passion, sexuality, anger, love and joy. In China, India and many Asian countries, red is the color symbolizing happiness and good fortune. In the United States, red pertains to the Republican Party and its supporters, as in the Red states. Red is also the color widely used for getting attention, such as stop signs, red traffic lights and red train signals.

Red is also linked to speed…think red fire trucks and red sports cars! Vroom Vroom Wee!

So speed on out to your nearest clothing store and fill your closet full of red clothes that you’ll adore!


Create a show stopping fashion scene when draped in red…fierce, feisty and mean!

“Excuse me sir, but must you really stop and stare?”

“I can’t help myself. It’s that eye catching red pantsuit that you wear.”

“Then forgive me…stare away. I know I look fashion fabulous and it’s hard to look away.”

“Yes. I’m late to an appointment but I find it hard to break away, so I’ll stay.”

“If you find my red garments so exciting, then perhaps you should get some of your own.”

“Splendid idea. I’ll stop and treat myself to a new pair of red tennis shoes on my way home!”

Whether walking the town or sashaying on the runway…walk or run your way in the color red! That’s all that needs to be said!


Watch for Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, coming to bookstores and online bookstores in early 2017.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano





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Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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