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* In ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' near the climax Shoshanna wears a red gown and lipstick.

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* In ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'', near the climax climax, Shoshanna wears a red gown and lipstick.
17th Feb '18 11:13:06 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''Film/{{Frantic}}''. Emmanuelle Seigner changes from her [[HellBentForLeather black leather look]] to a tight red dress when they go to an expensive nightclub; it's probably not a coincidence she [[MatingDance dances uncomfortably close]] to Harrison Ford in this scene.

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* ''Film/{{Frantic}}''. ''Film/{{Frantic}}'': Emmanuelle Seigner changes from her [[HellBentForLeather black leather look]] to a tight red dress when they go to an expensive nightclub; it's probably not a coincidence she [[MatingDance dances uncomfortably close]] to Harrison Ford in this scene.
27th Jan '18 11:29:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/LoveNikkiDressUpQueen'' has the retired LadyOfWar Ly Yinian, a RavenHairIvorySkin beauty whose signature otufit is a lovely, luxurious red and golden ''hanfu''.

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* ''VideoGame/LoveNikkiDressUpQueen'' has the retired LadyOfWar Ly Lu Yinian, a RavenHairIvorySkin beauty whose signature otufit oufit is a lovely, luxurious red and golden ''hanfu''.t
27th Jan '18 11:28:10 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/LoveNikkiDressUpQueen'' has the retired LadyOfWar Ly Yinian, a RavenHairIvorySkin beauty whose signature otufit is a lovely, luxurious red and golden ''hanfu''.
25th Jan '18 5:18:47 AM Divra
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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': The Lady in Red, intended to distract Neo during a simulation.

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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': The Invoked. Morpheus inserts a Lady in Red, intended Red into a simulation, in order to [[DistractedByTheSexy distract Neo during Neo]] as well as make a simulation.point about the illusory and transient nature of the Matrix.
25th Dec '17 1:43:55 PM Unversed333
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* ''Series/Zoey101'' Zoey wears one for the beauty pageant in the episode "Miss PCA."
25th Dec '17 1:39:57 PM Unversed333
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** Lena Hyena also wears one.



* The singer/showgirl/stripper in ''WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood''. She's even unofficially named "Red", probably as much from her hair as her costume (which is white in several of the shorts). In any case her clothing certainly draws attention.

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* The singer/showgirl/stripper in ''WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood''. She's even unofficially named "Red", probably as much from her hair as her costume (which is white in several of the shorts). In any case her clothing certainly draws attention. Her grandmother also wears a red dress, her behavior is anything but sexy.


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* In a short called "A Wolf's Pardon", a grown up Red Riding Hood wears a very sexy red dress. She is later revealed to be hideous in looks.
24th Dec '17 8:22:00 PM FlameLightFleeNight
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Lady in Red is something of an old fashion trope, where TheVamp or the FemmeFatale was designated by having her wear bright red formal wear. The Lady in Red wasn't necessarily a slut, but she was strongly sexual, and often had a strong personality. In more prudish times the Lady in Red was considered almost dangerous. Red clothing is also associated with prostitutes, chorus girls and other dancers, and other women attempting to be sexy.

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Lady in Red is something of an old fashion old-fashioned trope, where TheVamp or the FemmeFatale was designated by having her wear bright red formal wear. The Lady in Red wasn't necessarily a slut, but she was strongly sexual, and often had a strong personality. In more prudish times the Lady in Red was considered almost dangerous. Red clothing is also associated with prostitutes, chorus girls and other dancers, and other women attempting to be sexy.



A Lady in Red is sexy. She might be morally ambiguous but she mostly displays a form of sexual availability, a signal that she's ready to fulfill a guy's sexual desires. The Woman in Black may be sexy and enticing but, in sharp contrast to her crimson counterpart, she is also openly menacing and sexually unavailable, especially if her outfit covers her whole body. In any case, the Woman in Black clearly conveys that approaching her is ''not'' a good idea, whereas the Lady in Red ''means'' to arouse lust.

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A Lady in Red is sexy. She might be morally ambiguous but she mostly displays a form of sexual availability, a signal that she's ready to fulfill fulfil a guy's sexual desires. The Woman in Black may be sexy and enticing but, in sharp contrast to her crimson counterpart, she is also openly menacing and sexually unavailable, especially if her outfit covers her whole body. In any case, the Woman in Black clearly conveys that approaching her is ''not'' a good idea, whereas the Lady in Red ''means'' to arouse lust.



Please note, that according to Chinese mythology, a woman who dies in a red dress, or commits suicide in one, is able to come back to haunt those who wronged her, which leads to a multitude of ladies in red dresses in Hong Kong horror movies. These ladies are not necessarily a Lady In Red. Additionally, in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and throughout Southeast Asia, red is more associated with marriage and love instead of sex. Thus, a woman in a red sari is almost never a Lady In Red. All of the ideas above come mostly from Western culture.

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Please note, note that according to Chinese mythology, a woman who dies in a red dress, or commits suicide in one, is able to come back to haunt those who wronged her, which leads to a multitude of ladies in red dresses in Hong Kong horror movies. These ladies are not necessarily a Lady In Red. Additionally, in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and throughout Southeast Asia, red is more associated with marriage and love instead of than with sex. Thus, a woman in a red sari is almost never a Lady In Red. All of the ideas above come mostly from Western culture.



* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Played for laughs with Ranma Saotome's [[GenderBender girl form]]. She's one of the most (if not ''the'' most) attractive women in the entire series. She knows it and [[ManipulativeBastard plays it up for all the benefits he can possibly get]], especially in the manga. Ranma's seductive ways are highlighted by her typical red shirt, her red hair in the anime, and, at one point, a red {{Qipao}} dress from some official art. Plus, in general, she's just seen in a lot of red clothing.
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': Ayaka Kisaragi is stunning for a woman her age and is the series' resident [[MsFanservice fanservice character.]] Each episode opens with her wearing form-fitting red dress (also featured on the cover art), which has [[SexyBacklessOutfit a low-cut back]] and a split seam to [[ShesGotLegs show off her legs]], along with a matching pair of high-heels. It gives her the look of a lounge singer[[note]]fittingly enough, Ayaka actually sings the opening number at the start of each episode, and [[KaraokeBox karaoke]] is one of her hobbies in-series[[/note]], but she's actually an OccultDetective.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Played for laughs with Ranma Saotome's [[GenderBender girl form]]. She's one of the most (if not ''the'' most) attractive women in the entire series. She knows it and [[ManipulativeBastard plays it up for all the benefits he she can possibly get]], especially in the manga. Ranma's seductive ways are highlighted by her typical red shirt, her red hair in the anime, and, at one point, a red {{Qipao}} dress from some official art. Plus, in general, she's just seen in a lot of red clothing.
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': Ayaka Kisaragi is stunning for a woman her age and is the series' resident [[MsFanservice fanservice character.]] Each episode opens with her wearing a form-fitting red dress (also featured on the cover art), which has [[SexyBacklessOutfit a low-cut back]] and a split seam to [[ShesGotLegs show off her legs]], along with a matching pair of high-heels. It gives her the look of a lounge singer[[note]]fittingly enough, Ayaka actually sings the opening number at the start of each episode, and [[KaraokeBox karaoke]] is one of her hobbies in-series[[/note]], but she's actually an OccultDetective.



* ''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}'' had two prominent ladies in red: the resident monster hunter Scarlet Thinbaut X, who wore an all-red sexy combat suit evocative of LittleRedRidingHood and the BigBad Lisseth, dressing in a long-red gown sporting some AbsoluteCleavage. While both characters qualified as MsFanservice, they fit the trope in different ways with Lisseth being [[TheVamp openly seductive]], while Scarlet serving as TheHero's LoveInterest. Scarlet's ancestor [[HighClassCallGirl Marraine]] also used to be one, wearing a red cape that marked her as off-limits to any lower louts and available only to noblemen.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}'' had two prominent ladies in red: the resident monster hunter Scarlet Thinbaut X, who wore an all-red sexy combat suit evocative of LittleRedRidingHood and the BigBad Lisseth, dressing in a long-red gown sporting some AbsoluteCleavage. While both characters qualified qualify as MsFanservice, they fit the trope in different ways with Lisseth being [[TheVamp openly seductive]], while Scarlet serving serves as TheHero's LoveInterest. Scarlet's ancestor [[HighClassCallGirl Marraine]] also used to be one, wearing a red cape that marked her as off-limits to any lower louts and available only to noblemen.



* Esmeralda wore red poledancing outfit in the "Topsy Turvy" number in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Ironically, in real life, red is considered bad luck for Gypsies, and Judge Frollo was watching her dance in public... Bad luck indeed.

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* Esmeralda wore a red poledancing outfit in the "Topsy Turvy" number in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Ironically, in real life, red is considered bad luck for Gypsies, and Judge Frollo was watching her dance in public... Bad luck indeed.



* In ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', when rumors abound that Scarlett and Ashley have been caught in an illicit embrace (Scarlett is married to Rhett at the time), Rhett demands that she wear a red dress to Ashley's Birthday party.

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* In ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', when rumors abound that Scarlett and Ashley have been caught in an illicit embrace (Scarlett is married to Rhett at the time), Rhett demands that she wear a red dress to Ashley's Birthday birthday party.



* In ''Film/WingsOfDesire'' [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench French babe]] Marion wears a fancy red dress when eventually mets [[spoiler: former angel]] Damiel.

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* In ''Film/WingsOfDesire'' [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench French babe]] Marion wears a fancy red dress when eventually mets she finally meets [[spoiler: former angel]] Damiel.



* In ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' near the climax Shoshanna wears red gown and lipstick.

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* In ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' near the climax Shoshanna wears a red gown and lipstick.



* ''Film/DeepRising'': This is Trillian's outfit for the first half of the movie, as she was a thief and conman on the cruise liner who used it to distract the captain so she could steal his keycard as part of her scheme.

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* ''Film/DeepRising'': This is Trillian's outfit for the first half of the movie, as she was a thief and conman conperson on the cruise liner who used it to distract the captain so she could steal his keycard as part of her scheme.



* ''Film/WestSideStory'': Maria wears a red dress in the film's final scenes. Very symbolic as she's recently lost her virginity and regarding all the blood that's been shed up to this point.

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* ''Film/WestSideStory'': Maria wears a red dress in the film's final scenes. Very symbolic as she's recently lost her virginity virginity, and regarding all the blood that's been shed up to this point.



* Downplayed in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart1''. Hermione wears a red dress to Bill and Fleur's wedding and when she first appears wearing it, Ron can be seen gazing at her with a slight look of lust on his face. In the book the dress was [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple]] and it was more of a SheCleansUpNicely moment.

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* Downplayed in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart1''. Hermione wears a red dress to Bill and Fleur's wedding and when she first appears wearing it, Ron can be seen gazing at her with a slight look of lust on his face. In the book the dress was [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple]] lilac]] and it was more of a SheCleansUpNicely moment.



* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'': Lucy Westenra wears a red gown whenever she is attacked by {{Dracula}}, and each time these attacks are often sexualized.

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* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'': Lucy Westenra wears a red gown whenever she is attacked by {{Dracula}}, and each time these attacks are often sexualized.



* It's come crimson clad satin seduction after strobe room for Max in ''Film/MaxPayne''.

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* It's come some crimson clad satin seduction after strobe room for Max in ''Film/MaxPayne''.



* In ''Literature/APrayerForOwenMeany'', the narrator's mother only dresses in black and white, except for a single red dress she wears to special, mysterious occasions.

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* In ''Literature/APrayerForOwenMeany'', the narrator's mother only dresses in black and white, except for a single red dress she wears to for special, mysterious occasions.



* Number Six from the reimagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. It's her default outfit. Tight, revealing, sexy. She's a Cylon and seduces Baltar.

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* Number Six from the reimagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. It's her default outfit. Tight, outfit: tight, revealing, sexy. She's a Cylon and seduces Baltar.



** In "Surprise", Drusilla wears red in contrast to the [[VirginInAWhiteDress virginal Buffy]], Drusilla having already been 'corrupted' by Angel, like Buffy soon will be. In conjunction with her dark hair RedAndBlackKeepBack also applies, given Drusilla's role [[spoiler:as the killer of Kendra, and the wanton who turns Spike and Angelus against each other.]]
** In "Wild At Heart" sultry nightclub singer Veruca [[ArousedByTheirVoice makes love to the microphone]] while wearing a red blouse and red lipstick, all the while [[HeldGaze locking eyes with Oz]]. Willow is not happy; quite rightly as it turns out, as Oz cheats with Veruca later in the episode.

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** In "Surprise", Drusilla wears red in contrast to the [[VirginInAWhiteDress virginal Buffy]], Drusilla having already been 'corrupted' by Angel, like Buffy soon will be. In conjunction with her dark hair hair, RedAndBlackKeepBack also applies, given Drusilla's role [[spoiler:as the killer of Kendra, and the wanton who turns Spike and Angelus against each other.]]
** In "Wild At Heart" sultry nightclub singer Veruca [[ArousedByTheirVoice makes love to the microphone]] while wearing a red blouse and red lipstick, all the while [[HeldGaze locking eyes with Oz]]. Willow is not happy; quite rightly as it turns out, as Oz cheats on her with Veruca later in the episode.



* In C-drama ''Series/TheHolyPearl'', Mo Yin wears red throughout her EstablishingCharacterMoment (sentencing the main character to death), marking her as a more sensual and passionate character than her WomanInWhite sister.

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* In C-drama ''Series/TheHolyPearl'', Mo Yin wears red throughout her EstablishingCharacterMoment (sentencing the main character to death), marking her as a more sensual and passionate character person than her WomanInWhite sister.



* Marian from ''VideoGame/{{Double Dragon|1}}'' is the objective of desire for both Lee brothers. In original arcade game, she wears short red dress. If both players complete the game together, the game will force them to fight each other and she will kiss the last man left standing, making her a bit of a homewrecker.

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* Marian from ''VideoGame/{{Double Dragon|1}}'' is the objective object of desire for both Lee brothers. In the original arcade game, she wears a short red dress. If both players complete the game together, the game will force them to fight each other and she will kiss the last man left standing, making her a bit of a homewrecker.



* In ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'', [[http://loveandcapes.com/lnc/?p=57 Mark complains of how long Abby takes to dress until she appears in a red dress.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'', [[http://loveandcapes.com/lnc/?p=57 Mark complains of about how long Abby takes to dress until she appears in a red dress.]]



* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop used to wear a black dress because she was around before the invention of colour, then she switched to a skimpy red dress.

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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop used to wear a black dress because she was around before the invention of colour, then she switched to a skimpy red dress.one.



* Scarlet red in [[UsefulNotes/{{Kimono}} Kimonese]] stands for sexuality and vigour of youth, being a suitable background colour for a young girl's ''furisode'' or the wedding costume's overcoat ''uchikake'', as well as accessories -- however, red ''underkimono'' has been downright scandalous for many a decade, and the only people who get away with wearing such are geisha and such.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana_Cump%C4%83na%C8%99 Anna Sage]] became known as the Lady in Red for helping the FBI bring down John Dillinger.

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* Scarlet red in [[UsefulNotes/{{Kimono}} Kimonese]] stands for sexuality and vigour of youth, being a suitable background colour for a young girl's ''furisode'' or the wedding costume's overcoat ''uchikake'', as well as accessories -- however, red ''underkimono'' has been downright scandalous for many a decade, and the only people who get away with wearing such it are geisha and such.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana_Cump%C4%83na%C8%99 Anna Sage]] became known as the Lady in Red for helping when she helped the FBI bring down John Dillinger.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Asuka wears a very "adult" red dress to the school dance, one that takes Shinji's breath away.
* ''FanFic/RampageOfTheRailBandits'': Bonnie purposely invokes this to get the trucks to do her will.
* ''Fanfic/EverydayLifeAsASupportingCharacter'': Miia inherited her red scale pigmentation from her mom, Layra; however, Miia is an aversion of the trope, in contrast to Layra, who is not as prudish as her daughter is.
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* It's come crimson clad satin seduction after strobe room for Max in ''Film/{{Max Payne}}.

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* It's come crimson clad satin seduction after strobe room for Max in ''Film/{{Max Payne}}.''Film/MaxPayne''.
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