I've always loved the combination of red and pink. When I first starting wearing the colors together, it was in the form of coordinating rubberbands on my braces. And yet somehow, even though the shades are both innately feminine, they manage not to look too saccharine when worn at the same time. When I saw this dress (especially since it coordinated with Shopbop's sale last week), I knew it was the ideal piece for any dressy occasion. The silhouette is sophisticated, but the thin cut-outs along the sides keep it from feeling too serious.