Rock the Red Suit Right

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The power suit can be the hardest fashion trend to pull off.  But have no fear, these celebrities are giving you all the tips to do it right.  Full suits give the essence of power, strength and determination.  When wearing a suit, you want to be bold and make a statement without crossing the line and looking cartoon-ish or stodgy.

The easiest way to look elegant in a suit, as a female, is to match the blazer and pant color.  To keep that slick look, wear a solid colored blouse underneath and some black heels.  A plunging neckline keep the suits very feminine and adds some sex appeal.  Blake Lively, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Freida Pinto all opted to pair their red suits with a black blouse.

Rosie rocked this Burberry Prorsum suit at the Burberry Prorsum fashion show.

(Photo by Fred Duval/Getty Images)

(Photo by Fred Duval/Getty Images)

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Freida Pinto wore this shining red Gucci suit at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

(Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

(Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

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Gossip Girl star, Blake Lively wore this Michael Kors suit in New York City on her way to Good Morning, America.

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Photo Credit: The Huffington Post

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Heidi Klum chose a different approach to the red power suit.  Instead of choosing a pop of color for the blouse, she decided to be a walking red explosion. She wore a head to toe red, Michael Kors suit complete with red blazer and red blouse. To complete the outfit, she even wore statement red lipstick. If it had been anyone else, this would’ve been a disaster.  However, she is Heidi Klum, and I think Heidi Klum can make absolutely anything work.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Of course, it is perfectly acceptable to vary the suit color as well as the blouse beneath.  However, there are many ‘dont’s’  with the power suit.  Rihanna proves that perfectly in the suit she wore to film her fashion TV show in 2012. Some mistakes I would personally avoid: Don’t try to do too much at once.  This suit is all over the place.  From the pink accents on the collar and pants, to the all white Oxfords.  I am a firm believer that red and pink can blend to look amazing, but this is one of the time when it does not.  Rihanna is known for taking risks but this risk was just wrong.

Photo Credit: The Huffington Post

Photo Credit: The Huffington Post

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Bottom line, keep it simple! You’ll look powerful and elegant and have every head turning at your fashion explosion.

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Kristel Lugo/ CW44 Tampa Bay

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