STYLE & BEAUTY
09/24/2012 10:16 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Katy Perry, Beyoncᅢᄅ And More Show Us That All We Need For Fall 2012 Is A Red Dress (PHOTOS)

Beyoncᅢᄅ recently stunned at a fundraiser for President Obama in a red dress from Oscar de la Renta. Katy Perry garnered a spot on our best-dressed list when she wore a red Dolce & Gabbana dress while promoting her film "Part Of Me." These ladies are starting a trend for fall 2012, and we like it.

A red dress is like a beacon of light in the dark night of style. Whenever we spot an actress on the red carpet in a scarlet frock, our first reaction is to put her on the best-dressed list. Not only is it a bold choice that stands out in a sea of black dresses, but it's also a hue that is flattering on just about everyone.

We like to think of a LRD as every gal's secret weapon in her wardrobe arsenal. A few things to keep in mind when going crimson: For work, make sure that the neckline isn't too revealing and that the hemline is appropriate. Tone it down with a fitted jacket and black pumps. If you are wearing it out at night, don't go overboard: the rich color doesn't need much else. Simple jewelry and strappy heels will do the trick. Come winter, wear your favorite neutral-colored sweater over it and people will think you got a new skirt. Bonus: Add a dickey for a fun detail.

Here, 11 stars in red dresses, plus a few shoppable options.

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