Redheads Can't Wear Pink

“Isn't pink the most bewitching color in the world? I love it, but I can't wear it. Redheaded people can't wear pink, not even in imagination.” -Anne Shirley
As much as I regard Anne Shirley (with an "e") to be an expert on most things, this is one subject which we don't see eye-to-eye on. Redheads not being able to wear pink, or red, is a very persistent myth. It's funny how other myths die, but fashion myths and rules persist. As much as I don't like this particular fashion rule, it is one I let affect me too often. Frequently I find myself looking at colors that are supposedly more flattering for my coloring (like green or purple) and attempt to wean down the pink and red in my closet...But then I see a pink dress I really like (such as this Unique Vintage Hamilton design) and I can't resist. Because in the end if the day I like clothes that make me feel good rather than look my supposed best. Where's the fun in listening to fashion rules when they keep you from wearing things you like? For whatever reason, I feel good in pink; better in pink than I feel in green and I really don't like wearing purple! So perhaps a pink dress clashes a bit with red hair, but it has yet to cause me to burst into flames, so I guess redheads can wear pink...     



  1. I totally relate to this! I grew up with a bunch of people (all non-redheads) telling me what I could and could not wear because of my hair color - so ridiculous! I think it's all about the shade - some pinks work brilliant, some not so much, some yellows are amazing, some look weird. Fashion rules were meant to be broken anyways. Love your dress!

    Alison -

  2. I don't believe any hair colour should stop you from wearing what you like. As long as you wear your pieces with confidence, everything looks great!

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  3. Redheads should wear pink! You are the most beautiful proof!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  4. You look amazing in pink, and in most other colours too! Looking at your instagram account is so inspiring:)

  5. I think you look stunning in pink. I love the contrast of your red hair against the pink! :) x

  6. So pretty! Just throw that fashion rule out the window because you ALWAYS look darling, beautiful, fashionable, you, and (insert any other wonderful word) when you wear pink! Actually one of my favorite outfits of yours, even though it is so simple, is this one -> because of the pink and red mix!

  7. Super pretty in pink and that bag is great! :)

    1. thank you! And yes the bag combines my summer love of basket bags and my forever love of novelty purses!

  8. Pretty in pink! :)


  9. That dress is so cute on you, I love the pink

  10. I actually love seeing redheads in pink - i was a teen when Pretty in PInk came out, and Molly was a fashion icon to me with her pink dress and red hair! - and I loathe seeing them in purple... this kind of sugary pink looks particularly good on the hue of your hair, in my opinion. But I'm never one to follow fashion rules and must nots, or else I'd be wearing a sack over my head ahahahah

  11. I've got a little King Charles Cavalier he's got ginger and white colouring. I just luv him in red it suits him so much every one else says no you shouldn't put that on him! I don't care he looks betta in red than blue! I also have a toned down version of red hair I luv to be a rebel and wear the colours 'I'm not supposed to' who makes these rules???Wear what colour you want whatever makes you feel good that's what it's all about....

  12. I used to get people telling me I can't wear certain colors because it didn't look good with my skin color, and I used to listen to them but now I don't care - I wear whatever color I want!

    You look absolutely gorgeous in pink and the dress is absolutely beautiful!

    Typically Linda || Instagram

  13. What in heck (as gilbert would say) is she talking about?!! You look so darn good in pink! That looks FANTASTIC with your hair. You are a rockstar when it comes to styling. go, girl!

  14. You look gorgeous! I totally agree that wearing what makes you feel good is the best decision. Always. Damn stupid fashion rules ;)

  15. My husband is a redhead and I've started to convince him to wear red and I think he's started to see how nice it can look! He also suggested wearing a pink shirt to a wedding so I'm definitely getting somewhere. I think you look totally gorgeous in this dress and rules are so much fun to break especially fashion ones!

  16. Your dress is very pale so I don't see it clashing with your hair at all. Besides, if red hair really didn't look good with pink, redheads would have a serious problem as their skin is pink too!

  17. your hair looks lovely with the dress! and the photos are so pretty, as always! xx


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