Perhaps I'm uncomfortable with what Adweek calls "The Red Dress Effect." A woman in red, according to the article, is viewed as more physically attractive. This effect is so powerful that the simple act of posting a picture of yourself wearing red on your dating profile pic will cause more potential suitors to click than if you chose to wear another color.
inspired by this post. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a couple of lingering stares and double takes from strangers. Maybe I'm being paranoid, or perhaps people instinctively have a reaction to a woman who wears one of the most striking of colors. By the way, this also works the other way around. A man in red is seen as more attractive to female potential suitors.
For years, I've intentionally stayed away from wearing red, but now that I'm more comfortable in my own skin, perhaps I'll incorporate more red accessories into my life. Maybe a red handbag or a great pair of heels. Maybe I'll go crazy and purchase another red dress to wear on non-national holidays.