Dakota Johnson's Red Dress Was Simply Chic

Who needs 50 shades o' grey when you can have one really radiant red? Dakota Johnson wore a simple but ruffly red Gucci dress to Milan Fashion Week, cementing her status as one of the fastest rising style stars in Hollywood.

I am finding myself liking Johnson ensembles more and more. The actress is pretty much everywhere right now, promoting Black Mass, all the while still fanning the Fifty Shades flames.

Johnson has been killing it lately with her looks, whether she is posing naked and sans makeup for AnOther or wearing a delicate floral Alexander McQueen frock while showing off her tattoos at the Toronto International Film Festival.

So what's special about her maroon Gucci frock? Well, pretty much everything, from the length to the color to the embellished collar. It was sophisticated without being fussy and that is often a difficult line not to cross when it comes to dresses with such feminine and flirty details.

The fact that the color was more bordeaux than fire engine, like her Oscar gown, added an element of softness, since the concept of a LRD — little red dress — conjures up images of instant hotness.

It was essentially another fashion win for Johnson, who is becoming better known for her fashion choices.

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The dress had tiers, which added some dimension and a flirtatious element. I love that she opted to wear it with a neutral heel while keeping her lips and pedi polish in the same family as her dress hue.

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The neckline had a scarf and/or a tie-like feel. It looked very military circa the 1940s to me.

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The dress wasn't crazy or out there. It was just pretty, with an emphasis on a few key details to make it so memorable. And it was Gucci for God's sake.

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Johnson loves her some red.

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Scarlet is so her shade. As is the column shape, apparently.

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Even if it's just lips and a necklace, Johnson knows how to effectively work the color red.

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A red dress and black tights? It was a bit punk rock. I likey.

Yep, clearly, Johnson is killing it. Especially when she wears red. It doesn't wear her.

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