Blonde in a red lace dress

Blonde in a red lace dress
Cotin Sposa Classic / CC BY-NC-ND

A blonde in a red dress is as iconic as it gets, and this fine blonde woman in a classic red dress with heavy skirt and a fitting bodice is even better and more iconic. I’m fairly sure this was taken keeping historical romance novels in mind. Could easily be a cover image.

Speaking of corsets and bodice ripping, the piece worn in this picture is quite nice. Not so loud as to be all in red, this bodice is made of a dark pink fabric, overlaid with white lace, and punctuated by red satin lines which follow the lines of the body and perfectly accentuate all the right curves. This probably will look like a bit much on a red head, but I’d still love to wear that lace corset.

Pocahontas-esque Red Book Cover

Pocahontas-esque Red Book Cover
cc licensed flickr photo shared by quinn.anya

Black, white and red, a classic colour combination are used to great effect on this graphic book cover. The old-style fabric hard cover of this foreign language book uses simple line drawings to create a beautifully evocative front. I have no idea what this book is about, but you do get a feeling for it, and you want to answer its siren call and read it. What more can you ask for?