She Leads, You Follow: ‘Hot Pursuit’ Premiere

The stars of Hot Pursuit hit the red carpet of the film’s Mexico City premiere on Monday in red-hot fashion. Both Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara (a.k.a. Cooper and Daniella Riva) worked the red carpet in bright red frocks that made us green with envy.

Vergara took to the red carpet in an edgy bodycon style with a dark metallic caging detail from her shoulders to her hips. She completed her look with a bright red lip, simply jewelry and matching metallic peeptoe pumps. Witherspoon wowed in an all-over lace one shoulder dress with a thigh-high slit. She paired her lace look with minimal jewelry and a fun red-to-nude ombre pump.

To achieve a red-hot look similar to Vergara’s or Witherspoon’s, there are a few things to keep in mind the next time you go shopping:

  1. Look for interesting details – Take Vergara’s lead and look for dresses that have interesting or unusual details, like the caging detail on the bodice of her dress. This detail not only looks interesting, but it also provides a visual and structural ‘framework’ for the dress, allowing it to create shape on your body. Caging like this narrows your waist and creates a curve on the hip — the dress does the work so your body doesn’t have to!
  2. Try a new take on a classic – If you are hesitant to wear lace because you fear it will look dated, fear not! Witherspoon’s dress shows us a new way to pull off the classic, incorporating a sexy slit, a single sleeve and an edgy neckline to punch up a rather timeless look. If slits and angular necklines aren’t your thing, try going for lace in a bright color (like red!) to provide a fresh take on the classic.
  3. A little bit of matching is OK – If you notice, both Vergara and Witherspoon matched some element of their dresses to their shoes (Vergara’s metallic shoes match the metallic caging on her dress and the toe box of Witherspoon’s pumps match the color of her dress). And while normally the rule is that your accessories don’t have to match as much as they have to ‘go’ with your outfit, sometimes choosing one element of your outfit and working it into your accessories can help to create a more unified look. For instance, if you are wearing a dress in a print that contains navy, kelly green and pink, you can draw on one of the colors in your accessories (like wearing a pink shoe); doing this can really help create a more cohesive outfit.
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