, a recent poll by Dove has revealed. Scarlet dresses dominated the 2014 Emmy Awards red carpet on Monday, with celebrities such asClaire Danes
opting for red gowns.Jennifer Lawrence
also chose the colour for her dress at the 2014 Oscars ceremony, while Jennifer Lopez stunned in scarlet at the Billboard music awards.Click on the images below for the full gallery
The top five colours linked to confidence also included hot pink, purple, black and blue. While the Dove Colour Confidence poll revealed that 40 per cent of those asked admitted theyreceive more compliments when wearing colour rather than black or white
, 51 per cent of women admitted they still opt for black outfits when it comes to interviews or dates. "Women in the UK are shying away from wearing colour because they often lack the confidence to do so," said colour psychology expert Karen Haller. "But wearing the right colour can often play a role in giving women a confidence injection." DesignerOlivia Rubin
, who countsCheryl Fernandez-Versini
amongst her celebrity fans, was quick to highlight that wearing colourful clothes doesn't have to be a challenge.
"Colour need not just be about the brights," she revealed. "Pastel colours are a great way of injecting some colour
confidence into your clothes without going outside your comfort zone." "Colour is so important to me," she added. "I have built my label upon relying on the use of colour and print within all the textiles I design. Whether it be a combination of pastel hues, fluorescent tones or more subtle nudes, there is no reason for UK women to shy away from colour."