“I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright
I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They’re looking for a little romance, given half a chance
And I have never seen that dress you’re wearing
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes
I have been blind – The lady in red is dancing with me” – Lady in Red, Chris de Burgh
“When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass
There’s a reason why nearly every single warning sign on the planet is written in red, or why fire fighting vehicles are red, or why the red cross is a red cross and not a blue one, why the red telephone had that color, why a red button is so irresistible and why Louboutins have a red sole: Red is a color with a strong identity, with strong connotations and with a strong effect on the human mind. We have to talk about the contrasting nature of this color, its very special significance for the human brain and, of course, a little bit of history…
“Red is the archetypal color, the first color humans mastered, fabricated, reproduced, and broke down into different shades, first in painting and later in dyeing. This has given it primacy over all other colors through the millennia.” – Michel Pastoureau
Over 15.000 years ago, mankind made its first steps away from its cradle and with the rise of early cultural progression, man started to paint his impressions of the world he was living in on the hard rock of the caves he found shelter in… in black… white… and red. Because of the easily obtainable red colored clay by iron oxide, this color was the first saturated hue humanity ever used to express itself. Thousands of years later, still, red is one of the most important colors society uses for a magnitute of different applications – not only in the fashion industry. However, it is quite a little miracle that we (most humans) are able to recognize red as a color at all! Most mammals and nearly all insects aren’t able to detect this color, unlike humans, who are normally very sensitive for this hue, which lies at the long-wave (low energy) end of the visible spectrum, adjacent to infra-red. Clearly, recognizing red as red, and assigning a high level of importance to this hue, was a significant ability in the evolution of man, explaining the difference regarding color perception compared to other mammals and the strong effect it still has on our minds and instincts. But what are these effects and why did we evolve the skill to differentiate in the regions of these wavelengths? Well, the most scientifically accepted explanation is, that being able to perceive red, had two lifesaving functions: 1. Distinguishing ripe fruits from unripe fruits, and 2. Hearing a mental alarm skirling when the color of flowing blood and shredded flesh was detected. With this in mind, it is no wonder, that still, our brain is on high alert and utmost attention when we notice the visual stimulus of this hue, making it THE most attention-drawing and striking color there is. Now you also have the explanation, why all warning signs around you are red – it is simply the most useful color to get the fully awake attention of your mind, to handle a situation that demands your full awareness – maybe saving your life or the lifes of others.
“ATTENTION!” – okay, got it, but what else do we associate with red? Red is the color of fire, embers, flames, blood, sacrifice, danger, anger, violence, courage and war but also the color of life, energy, warmth, passion, sexuality, erotic, temptation and joy. See what I meant by speaking about the contrasting nature of this hue? But which of these aspects are important for a bimbo and why, what are the benefits and why should a bimbo care? Well, let’s dive into this!
Bimbos in red – The benefitial connotations.
“Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.” – Taylor Swift
The color of passion
Red hearts, red light districts – you get the deal: “Red by a large margin is the color most commonly associated with seduction, sexuality, eroticism and immorality, possibly because of its close connection with passion and with danger. (…) Red is still commonly associated with prostitution. At various points in history, prostitutes were required to wear red to announce their profession.” (- Wikipedia about “Red”). These cultural traditions didn’t result from nothing, regarding the beforementioned connotations our mind connects to this color – which do merge with the social heritage of the expectations we have, seeing a sexy girl wearing red clothes: Red lingerie will always be something very “special”, wicked and tempting, something a girl doesn’t wear casually, but only for the most exciting nights. Red, high heeled overknee boots will always let everyone come up with words like “whore” and “prostitute” – and glossy, red lipstick won’t allow any other thought than kissing the girl wearing it. These are already enough reasons for bimbos to wear red clothes – and to appreciate the color red in general, because it does so much to the human mind that is absolutely welcomed in terms of bimbofication. Don’t trust me? Well – these claims are scientifically proven: Studies have shown, that men are more attracted to females who wear red clothes than to girls who wear any other color – while another study came up with the results, that girls who wear red do have a significant higher “contact rate” on dating-platforms than girls who wear black, white, yellow, blue or green. And because many of you keep asking me about “bimbo benefits” that don’t have anything to do with sex or dating: Females who wear red clothes have a way higher chance of getting a ride when they hitchhike. All these benefits are cross-checked by the only possible outcome when the perspective of a girl NOT wearing red – but looking at females who wear red is examined: Females mistrust other females who wear red clothes and tend to be way more passive and hostile towards them. This is an infallible indicator of increased competitive pressure and validates the assumed effects (what else could be the reason?). As you can see, the effects of wearing red are VERY benefitial for a bimbo and her appearance in regards to direct attractiveness, sex appeal and feminine temptation, but there is much more:
Because red is also understood as the color of heat, fire and flames – it is always assumed that a girl in red clothes has a burning sexual desire, is hot-tempered and promises wicked, wild sexual adventures. The closeness to the feeling of a “red-light-district whore” does the rest: Men just can’t resist the temptation and the provocative nature of this color. These connotations support the focus on the sexual nature of a bimbo and put her naughtiness and promiscuity in center, which is very welcomed and absolutely the desired effect for a bimbodoll.
Bimbos in red – Pay attention!
“There is a shade of red for every woman.” – Audrey Hepburn
We already examined why red is an attention-drawing color, but why is this benefitial for bimbos? Let us recapitulate first: “Red is the color that most attracts attention. Surveys show it is the color most frequently associated with visibility, proximity, and extroverts. It is also the color most associated with dynamism and activity.” (- Wikipedia about Red). Because of our instincts and the evolutionary process humanity went through, red is the most striking color there is for us, like we already discussed, so it is no wonder, that it found a special place in the fashion industry, with very special effects and goals: “Red is used in modern fashion much as it was used in Medieval painting; to attract the eyes of the viewer to the person who is supposed to be the center of attention. People wearing red seem to be closer than those dressed in other colors, even if they are actually the same distance away. Monarchs, wives of presidential candidates and other celebrities often wear red to be visible from a distance in a crowd. It is also commonly worn by lifeguards and others whose job requires them to be easily found.” (- Wikipedia about Red). Being the center of attention, the person who draws all eyes on her, the most special, striking and noticeable female in a room, is one of the very most important goals of a bimbo doll. It is a visceral NEED for a bimbo to be regarded as the most important entity around, far superior to other females, gaining the interest of men (who want to get her) and women (who want to be her) alike. Wearing red clothes does support her in achieving these goals, because it is the equivalent of going around, carrying a flashing, red warning light – everyone will look at you – and everyone will notice you – like it is supposed to be! It is absolutely obvious, why red clothes work best when combined with all the other attention-drawing effects a bimbo has at her disposal: Blond hair, big tits, revealing, attention-drawing styles, heavy makeup and high heels! Always remember: A bimbo gets first attention with her red dress – but the gaze of everyone will rest on her because of her outstanding, appealing choice of feminine, sexy clothes and her superior, perfect visual appeal and body aspects! Wearing red screams: “HEY! I am here! I am important! Look at me! Pay attention!”, which is exactly what a bimbo should go for. Restraint, modesty and introversion are surely no words that have a place in the dictionary of a true bimbo doll! It is only natural and desirable for her to go all out in the opposite direction and try to get as much attention as possible.
Bimbos in red – Body benefits
In the article about the color black, we learnt that black has some additional benefits regarding the physical appearance of the body of the bimbo, effectively letting it appear slimmer, but is there something equally benefitial about the color red? Well, sure there is! Although this example might sound a little irritating to you think about this: In many food markets, steaks, filets, spareribs and meat in general lies underneath a slightly red tempered light, if you realize it or not, but why is that so? Easy: “Cold light” would inevitably suggest to the customer, that the meat he is looking at isn’t fresh or good anymore. We expect healty, living tissue and flesh to have a nonhazardous, healthy, vivid, delicate redness to it – because from that, it can be concluded that a vital blood flow and perfusion is indeed in place. Why else would you think, that applying rouge – or “blusher” is part of the makeup procedure in most cultures since the dawn of time? Because it looks healthy, vital and juvenile! These effects are absolutely positive for every bimbo! By wearing blusher, red lipstick and red clothes a bimbo showcases exactly these traits – letting her appear active, attractive, wholesome and energetic. This is also supported by another aspect bimbos should possess: A well tanned skin!
We will talk about that in the future, but let me already determine, that every bimbo needs to have a strong, visible tan, preferably supported by visiting the sunbed or even by using self tanning cream and bronzer (makeup – which will be the next part of our bimbo make up series). Red clothing and tanned skin do benefit immensely from each other (if a girl is white like limestone, red clothing and heavy red makeup can inconveniently lead to associations like “having high fever” and “being scarlet red” which is the exact opposite of being healthy and vital!), which led American writer Junot Díaz to the following statement: “She’s applying her lipstick; I’ve always believed that the universe invented the color red solely for Latinas.” – which isn’t really true, but does showcase one of the reason why bimbos should tan themselves and why wearing red and having a tanned skin do benefit each other.
Some noteworthy assets every bimbo should possess
We briefly mentioned some of these things, but here again, is a list with some absolute MUST-HAVES for every bimbo out there:
There is something special and magical about some modest, shiny, high heeled, stiletto pumps made of patent leather. And this special magic expresses itself completely different, depending on the color the pumps have: Black pumps are the absolute basic thing a bimbo should have. Elegant, classic, classy and apposite to absolutely EVERYTHING! This should be the first choice for every girl out there. White pumps are VERY special. Athough, for many, seemingly outdated, white pumps were a huge thing in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Sadly, nowadays those can’t be seen often, because they inhere the reputation of being worn by cheap sluts and white trash whores, which is exactly the reason why every bimbo should possess such shoes! Pink pumps are more or less the epitome of bimbo footwear – an absolute no brainer! Every bimbo needs some modest, shiny, pink stiletto pumps to underscore her bimbo attitude and the girly, sweet, feminine nature of her bimbo persona. Which leads us the last must-have regarding pumps: Red pumps. Red pumps may have the strongest effect of them all: These shoes are an absolute eyecatcher – and everyone will remember you as “the girl with the red shoes” at least. They draw attention more than the other pumps and they suggest the wildest, erotic imaginations to everyone – in a classy and stylish way. As you can see, every girl is able to tell a different, visual story, just by the choice of the color of her modest pumps – all of them being bimbo appropriate – which is why every bimbo has to have pumps in all four colors at her disposal! MUST HAVE!
Red overknee boots
The paragon of what everybody thinks of when words like “whore”, “prostitute”, “slut”, “trampy”, “red light district”, “street-walkers’ patch” or “brothel” are dropped – period. High heeled, shiny, red stiletto overknee boots (preferably reaching up to the crotch), made of patent leather are so strongly connected to the doings of hookers, that there is no way around respective connotations and associations, which is exactly why a bimbo needs such shoes. There is a reason why sex workers often wear these boots, huh? Yes, because they look absolutely compelling, sexy, wicked and hot! A bimbo loves to play with these associations and uses them to her own benefits!
A red dress
“Nothing attracts attention like a red dress.” – Laura Bush
Regarding sexy, feminine and elegant cocktail dresses, the colors red and black behave axactly like in the case of pumps: The famous “little black dress” – famed by Coco Chanel (also a must have), does fit every situation, every time, every occasion and every style – always. It will appear feminine, sexy, elegant, classic, classy and stylish in any given situation. But is it such an attention-drawer like the red dress? Of course not! Every bimbo should have a red, sexy, feminine cocktail dress to make sure to be in the center of attention, all eyes on her! There is pretty much nothing comparable when it is about standing out of the crowd! YOU are important, YOU are the focus of everyone!
Red lipstick and rouge/blusher
“You definitely need to have red lipstick no matter what. You can have a great outfit, but it will always give you that extra little pop.” – Jillian Hervey
“Whenever I need that extra confidence booster, whenever I want to feel that extra chic-edgy, I grab red lipstick.” – Nikita Dragun
We talked about the benefits of these utensils and we absolutely will talk about them in great detail within one of the next parts of our bimbo make up series, but let us briefly register: Red lipstick is the most preferable choice when it comes to the lips of a bimbo! According to the 5 basic rules of bimbo makeup, no make up is EVER complete without lipstick, an unacceptable condition for a bimbo under all circumstances! You have to wear complete make up ALL THE TIME, including lipstick – and there is no better choice than a bright, glossy, wet, saturated RED. Of course – plastic, glossy, wet and bright pink is close behind… but red is something that is always apropriate and something that works all the time, always with the best appeal. Ask yourself: Is there something with more symbolic, feminine power, than a red kiss mouth, produced by a bright, strong lipstick? No, it is iconic – a symbol of femininity and female sex appeal! Rouge – or blusher also belongs to a complete makeup. It lets you appear healthy, energetic and young – which is the reason why you should ALWAYS wear it!
Red nail polish
Like red lipstick – THIS is the way to go! The most basic and most common color a bimbo should cover her nails with – of course, again, closely followed by pink! We will talk about nail polish and different colors in the future, but be assured – this is a choice you can’t go wrong with!
Yes: Red stockings, red lace panties a red bra or a red corsage and a red garter belt are must haves for every bimbo. It is of upmost importance to pay attention to one of the basic rules of bimbo underwear, to make sure that all of these items match and have exactly the same hue, tone, color, style and general appeal! Wear this in combination with heavy make up and your red high heels! This is the PERFECT choice for a “special” evening (or night) to drive your partner(s)/master/trainer insane!
“The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men. Men are like bulls – they cannot resist the red sole.” – Christian Louboutin
Do I have to say much? We already talked about some Louboutins on the PBA here, so I would like to redirect you to the relevant articles here and here. In general: Although a bimbo should consider getting her Louboutins in more than one color (black, white, pink and red) – it is already enough for this article to point at the famous, typical red soles of these works of art… ‘nough said.
The “Baywatch” swimsuit
Remember? We talked about that in our anniversary rolemodel post about bimbo trailblazer and queen Pamela Anderson. This formfitting swimsuit is an absolute must-have for every bimbo doll! By wearing this, you unambiguously showcase your total dedication and your affiliation to everything this red piece of bimbo history stands for! Many well known bimbo rolemodels and queens have already taken some pictures on Malibu beach, wearing this exact piece. This is not only a choice of fashion – it is a symbolic act, something you do in order to showcase commitment and to ensure everyone and yourself regarding the true nature of your own bimbo persona – it is a message, not simply a piece of fabric!
The “Ruby Slippers”
Everyone knows these. These shoes have become a popcultural relic, very comparable to the beforementioned red swimsuit – if not even far more important (although maybe not for the bimbofication culture). The 1939 masterpiece “The Wizard of Oz” introduced us to maybe the most famous pair of shoes the world has ever seen, disregarding (Disneys) Cinderella’s crystal pumps: Attention grabbing, sparkling and glittering red slippers with a very girlish and sweet design. Of course, these can be considered fairly special items – and maybe of more importance for one of the upcoming parts of our bimbo cosplay series, but the connection of such eyecatching, expressive shoes in combination with a fairly naive, girlish, young and innocent girl do evoke some interpretations that might be interesting for the bimbofication process. These shoes stand for yet undiscovered and unused potential, a hidden power that will soon be unveiled, and maybe even for the blooming of a young girl who approaches her sexual awakening (like many fairytales handle it) – a very pleasing metaphor for the process of bimbofication. Although it should be clear and obvious, that the version of these shoes a bimbo wears has to have much higher heels… something Christian Louboutin took care of when he redesigned Dorothy’s red slippers for a “Wizard of Oz” exhibition at FIDM Musem in Los Angeles, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the movie in 2009. Coincidence? Most likely not… so – get a look-a-like, but with higher heels!
Red works very well alone! A bimbo can always decide to go all in and become the attention-grabbing visual focus of everyone just by wearing nothing but this color: A red robe or red, short cocktail dress with some red high heels? Red lingerie with red stripper heels? A red swimsuit with red pumps? Red stockings with red heels? An ultra-short, tight, red latex-skirt with red overkneeboots and a red leather jacket? Yes – that’s all possible and the effects will be extremely powerful! Regarding the color red in general: A bimbo shouldn’t wear (very) dark red, desaturated red, or “brownish”/”purple” red (berry tones (“H”)) – Instead, go for bright, strong and very saturated red hues (“A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “E”)! Make sure the combination of different red tones does match! However, red can be combined with other colors. Of course, black and white can be combined with everything else – adding an extra punch to your style. Imagine the beforementioned, bright, red cocktaildress with a broad, black waist belt and black, shiny pumps? Or a snow-white, tight dress with red heels, a red belt and a red purse? You can wear dark stockings in combination with a red dress – although it is prefered to wear shiny, glimmering, transparent or skin-toned stockings instead, because red works extremely well with the skin tone of bimbos, as you can read above. Regarding other colors: Never mix red with a complementary color (in this case, cyan, blue, or green) UNLESS this color is extremely dark or desaturated (like a very dark NAVY-blue). You can mix red with yellow or orange, but NEVER with pink or purple. In regards to metals: Do not wear silver in combination – instead, choose warm gold!
So, that’s it. We finished the most important part of the bimbo color theory, by talking about the absolute most important colors for bimbos: Pink, black, white and red. If you stick to these – there is nothing you can do wrong. Of course, we will talk about more colors in the future, but for the next parts, we will focus on more important topics, like metals, contrast, etc – so, stay tuned and make sure your wardrobe consists of the things we talked about. See you then!