When it comes to beauty and fashion maths, there's nothing quite like the white dress, red lipstick pairing.
First championed by Hollywood's leading ladies in the Fifties, it's a classic style statement that's still going strong today. So - how has this look managed to stand the test of time (and not look trashy?)
Lucikly, Amanda Seyfried, our favourite Mean Girl and red lipstick queen, answered this question for us at the latest Lovelace premiere in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Although her Stella McCartney ensemble and down do hairstyle was fuss-free, Seyfried's red carpet style was made all the more attention-grabbing thanks to the rich scarlet shade on her lips. Another reminder that this really is a winning formula.
Don't believe us? Here's Miranda Kerr and Angelina Jolie doing their perfect pout thing:
And for the ultimate red lip, white gown inspiration? Hello, Elizabeth Taylor circa 1954.
If you're still searching for that perfect red shade, try one of these excellent lipsticks below: