31 Jan Wearing Traditional Red for Valentines Day
Wearing traditional Red for Valentine’s Day is nothing new. But why red?
The Color Red
Wearing traditional red for Valentine’s Day is something that many of us enjoy.
The color red is vibrant, often exudes confidence, and is a symbol of our beating hearts. Romance and Passion.
In Roman times, brides wore red veils.
Greek Mythology connects red with love. “According to legend, red roses first appeared from the blood of Adonis. And the red rose itself was dedicated to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Since then, red has taken over as the color most associated with love.” credit Romper.
Jeffrey Chaucer, 14th century poet is the first English writer to be associated with romantic love and St Valentine.
H wrote a poem (one of the first Valentine poems, titled, “Parliament of Fowls”, which was a 699-line poem about birds finding their mates. ( yes, you read that right!)
As I researched poetry, I discovered Edgar Allen Poe, with whom you don’t think of as a romantic, wrote a poem entitled, “A Valentine.”
For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda,
Shall find her own sweet name, that, nestling lies
Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
Search narrowly the lines! — they hold a treasure
Divine — a talisman — an amulet
That must be worn at heart. Search well the measure —
The words — the syllables! Do not forget
The trivialest point, or you may lose your labor!
I had to laugh to myself, as my recollection of Poe began in grade school when we read “The Raven” and “The Tale Tale Heart.”, which were more macabre, than romantic!
You have seen this outfit formula on the blog before. I am wearing a silky slip dress by Natori I bought years ago, so I wasn’t able to find it , but have linked other red slip dresses below. I love the mix of pink, red, orange, purple in a painted print.
The cardigan is one of my favorites and I got it as a gift a few Christmas’ ago. It is from Mango, so I linked others that were similar.
My velvet red Zara boots make an appearance, as they often do this time of year and my structured Teddy Blake bag is one of my favorites.
Slip dress + sweater or cardigan + boots, is an easy look that is also so comfortable. I suggest one thing though, for the Winter months- Static Guard spray! 🙂
Do you wear red on Valentine’s Day? How about a favorite love poem? Let me know in the comments!
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Have a great day!