Is wearing red on Valentines Day too cliché?
I saw a flowing attractive red dress hanging on a shop Window in Jamia mall, it beckoned me to try it on.
I must admit, I enjoy window shopping. I find happiness in moving from shop to shop sampling what they have in stock, whether i’m buying or not. I find window shopping gives me a mental picture of what I need in my wardrobe and gives me the chance to budget for what I want.
I also love to custom make my dresses so sometimes the designs I see while out window shopping help me create my own unique designs by borrowing some of their elements.
I once saw a wedding dress I liked, tried it on and almost bought it, but it dawned on me that my body might change before my big day and maybe fashion will evolve so much that I will find another more attractive design and fail to use the one I bought. But I digress.
Back to the flowing red dress in Jamia Mall. I had told the attendant that I was attracted to the dress because of its colour and how it would blend with my skin tone. My signature look is fitting dresses so wearing a flowing dress would be departing from the norm. In an effort to convince me, she said: “Liz buy the dress and wear it on Valentines Day.”
That’s when it hit me; most shops in town are displaying red apparel in a bid to use Valentines Day as a marketing tool.
You see, not everyone celebrates Valentines Day, and even to those who do, isn’t wearing red on the day a bit too cliché?
Red is considered the colour of love, a red rose for instance signifies love or deep romantic feelings. It is said that red was the favourite colour of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
Valentines no doubt is an important day for most people and celebrated the world over. The theme colour of the day is red: red roses, red lipstick, red apparel, red everything. Although it is worth noting that other colours of dresses can still work well on Valentines Day.
One thing I must admit is that vibrant red looks good on nearly everyone. Seriously, picture someone who doesn’t look good in red. Can you? I can’t.
That said I bought the red dress, and yes I will wear it only I’m not sure whether that day will be Valentines day or a day before, which also happens to be my birthday. I’m still weighing my options.
Quote: Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love
What is your take in this topic? Would you wear red on Valentines Day?
Dress: Jamia Mall Shop G44. Shoes & Clutch bag: Sheikhs Collection. Instagram: @sheikhscollexion facebook: @sheikhscollexion
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