12 Celebrities Who Remind Us that Redheads Can Wear Red

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Fashion rules were meant to be broken. There’s perhaps no better example of this than the idea that redheads cannot wear the color red.

For years (centuries, maybe), women have been taught to tread lightly when wearing bold colors, leading us to ask seemingly rhetorical questions like “is this too yellow?” For this reason, some don't stray from the black-navy-gray family.

For redheads, however, there’s a whole new set of constraints. The first unspoken rule of the ginger sisterhood is that those of the auburn/strawberry/mahogany (et al.) persuasion are not to wear red—EVER.

Hollywood’s leading ladies love to break this sartorial law, and we’re so glad they’ve dared to do so.

Scroll down below to see 12 famous redheads who wore red and looked incredible.

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Amy Adams

Amy Adams
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The oft-nominated star defied fashion law (~myth~) at the Paris premiere of Nocturnal Animals in a bold red cut-out dress from her go-to designer (and director!) Tom Ford.

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Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore
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The red carpet queen and InStyle cover star made a memorable appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in a feathered, scarlet-hued Givenchy Haute Couture gown.

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Rihanna

Rihanna
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RiRi matched her hair to her dress in this sheer Elie Saab confection at the 2010 American Music Awards.

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Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner
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The Game of Thrones star paired her auburn mane with a maroon off-the-shoulder column gown and a copper choker at the season 6 premiere of the HBO series.

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Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher
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The actress went all in at the 7th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, pairing a red polka dot minidress with scarlet sandals and a matching lip—and the hair, too...

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain
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Chastain coordinated with the carpet at the 2014 premiere of A Most Violent Year in this floor-grazing Giorgio Armani wrap dress.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone
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The actress stunned in an embellished '20s-inspired Altuzarra gown at Vanity Fair's 2015 Oscar party.

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch
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The Florence and the Machine singer attended London's The Other Ball in a retro floral suit.

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Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks
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The Mad Men alum channeled her inner Disney princess in this intricately draped Vivienne Westwood gown.

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Rose Leslie

Rose Leslie
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Kit Harrington's (and, formerly, Game of Thrones') leading lady arrived at the 2017 Olivier Awards in a bustier-style tulle Dior gown.

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Connie Britton

Connie Britton
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The Nashville alum set the red (er—beige) carpet ablaze at the Emmys in this textured Talbot Runhof gown.

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Debra Messing

Debra Messing
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The Will and Grace star dressed to impress at the 2009 Emmys in a bold-hued one-shoulder Michael Kors gown.

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