Shop the Look for Less: Fierce Reds

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(Photo Courtesy of: instyle.com)

When it comes to formal events, most of us either embrace it or run away from it - but only because "formal" is a term based on perception: what may be formal to you may not be formal to me. When invited to a formal event, think glamorous, chic, yet simple and understated.

Emma Stone elegantly captures the essence of formal, in this all red ensemble. Heated up in a Gangster Squad premiere, Emma Stone shows her best assets with a fire-red beautifully structured dress from Lanvin, cinched at the waist with a beautifully equal brooch. Matching jewels from Lanvin only brings out the eye-catching color of the dress.

Adding matching red shoes to the equation is not only brilliant, but bold, daring and unexpected itself. Yes, we do tend to err from matching shoes to our jewelry to our clothes, but Emma Stone executes this beautifully - mainly because she is wearing different shades of red. Her point toe heels from Christian Louboutin adds texture to this monochromatic ensemble.

To get this look for less, check out this red, fitted dress from ASOS. Its body-conscious, fitted bodice accentuates any asset and its asymmetrical neckline draws attention to your neck, just as Emma Stone's strapless dress draws attention to her shoulder and neck area. For red pointy heels, go for this one by Aldo - sure to be a bargain and it's also versatile enough to be worn to work, for a little more boldness!