The shade of the season, red dresses are perfect for Christmas parties. Stand-out, sexy and seriously stylish accessorising your festive red dress is easy because the dress really does all of the work. And from Valentino's iconic red dress-filled catwalk year after year to Dolce and Gabbana's sexy señorita style red lace dresses for the AW13 runway there's a red dress to suit every skin tone as these celebs show...

Pale and interesting Kelly Osbourne knows how to rock a statement shade. And it's no mean feat with her fair complexion and purple tresses! If you're fair like Ms Osbourne try one of these two fabulous tomato red shades of evening dress to show off your pearly skin without making you look washed out. Complement with a vampy red lip, black clutch bag and ladylike silver jewellery.

Shop: Honor Gold Gabriella Maxi Dress, £69.95; Aftershock London Dumisani Jersey Dress, £131.

Kate Beckinsale is a British beauty who knows the power of a good spray tan! And with her professionally tanned pins and this ladylike yet sultry long-sleeved red dress she glowed. Team your St Tropez with a deep ruby red dress, with sexy split detailing to showcase that tan and accessorise with black and gold -  we love Kate's edgy black cuffs!

Shop: HMH Couture Euterpe Dress in Red, £200; Ronen Chen Tammy Dress in Red, £119.

Never one to shy away from colour Nicole Scherzinger lit up the X Factor stage recently in a slinky, long red dress, which looked amazing against her bronzed skin. Choose an equally vibrant yet classy red evening gown from our red dress collection to channel your inner diva and team with Gothic-inspired black nails and stack your bangles high like Scherzy.

Shop: Gorgeous Couture Rihanna Maxi Dress in Red, £172; Bernshaw Dana Dress in Red, Was £349, Now £244.30.

Star of West End's Thriller, Cleo Higgins knows what works for her and this colour clashing pink and red party dress (from's Kate Fearnley collection no less!) is figure-flattering and gorgeous against her dark skin tone. Follow in Cleo's fashionable footsteps by daring to don colour-clashing stilettos too but keep make-up chic and simple.

Shop: Kate Fearnley Florence Dress in Red, £230; Kate Fearnley Buttercup Dress in Red/Pink.

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