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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Lady In Red: What To Wear With A Red Dress Or Suit?


Gorgeous red Dior suit that I’ve seen in the window of the Dior in Chevy Chase. It’s not appropriate for a 5 o’clock wedding, but I adore it!

Dear Miss A,

I am attending a 5 o’clock wedding and bought a beautiful red St. John suit for the occasion. I cannot decide which color shoes and hose to go with. The sales associate at Neiman’s mentioned black hose and black shoes because there is some black in the buttons. Should I try to find matching red shoes? What color hose goes best with red. You always look so wonderful and I would like to hear your advice.

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Dear Puzzled,

I’m not a big fan of colorful shoes, as I’ve mentioned. I would wear nude stockings and a nude neutral shoe with the red suit. Now, when I say nude, I do NOT mean that horrid sun tan color that women wore in the 1970’s. I mean more of a buff color. Having one color for your hosiery and shoes will elongate your leg. Black shoes and black hose would do the same, however since black is a darker color it would compete with the red in your suit. I would go with the nude so that the red suit will draw all the attention. You don’t have to be “matchy-matchy” anymore, so perhaps go with a black evening bag to tie in the black from the suit’s buttons.

I hope that this helps! Enjoy the wedding!

– Miss A

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