I’ve never owned a red dress – or any other colour for that matter – until this Gary Bigeni number made it’s way into my life. The deep red shade and soft brushed silk caught my eye early on in the season, more because it’s a masterpiece of draped perfection than because it was my sort of thing. It seemed a little too elegant (and let’s face it, colourful) for my simplistic taste. Then, like all good retail success stories, I found it so heavily discounted it was practically free (in my mind anyway). Turns out, red dresses have this incredible magnetism that even my monochrome wardrobe could not ignore. It may not be an everyday sort of dress; better suited for chic parties, fine restaurants and pretty places with tiny canapes. But I prefer it that way. Like a colourful surprise that only comes out to play on special occasions.