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Valentines Day after divorceIf brides wear white to demonstrate their innocence, should a divorced woman wear red to show her availability? If you ask other women, they might say yes, but not happily. The color red, though associated with love and Valentine’s Day, has negative connotations when it comes to women who fear their spouse’s wandering eye. A study by the University of Rochester found that women see their female peers wearing red as a sexual threat.

The Evolution of the Color Red

Maybe your favorite color is red. Perhaps red is a flattering color for your skin tone so you’re more likely to wear that shade than, say, green or white. But society’s take on the “red dress phenomenon” could have other women giving you the evil eye, especially if you’re no longer sporting a wedding band on the ring finger of your left hand.

The effect of a woman wearing red clothing is believed to act on us subconsciously. A man might turn his head at the sight of a woman in a red dress, but is it because he finds her sexually appealing or because red is such an eye-catching color that you can’t help but notice the person donning it?

According to psychological research on the matter, men perceive women wearing red as more sexually receptive, whether they actually are or not. Men, apparently, have a “predisposition to receive red as a sexual signal.” Women who are fertile have higher estrogen levels which can lead to a flush under the skin, which has been shown to make women more attractive to men. So red is associated with reproduction and evolution.

But we are also socially conditioned to respond to red – think Marilyn Monroe’s red lips (or Gwen Stefani’s, whichever era floats your boat) or Julia Roberts’ red dress in Pretty Woman (no word on what effect red hair may or may not have on men, or other women for that matter).

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So What Does Red Have to Do with My Divorce?

If your divorce is going forward because of your spouse’s infidelity, then reading about the red dress phenomenon may hit especially close to home or have you thinking back upon moments when, no pun intended, there were red flags in your marriage. If you’re seeing red regardless of the clothing that others are wearing around you, then you may be so emotionally overwhelmed by your divorce that it’s time to take care of yourself. And that could mean therapy – whether clinical or retail.

Or maybe it means finding inspiration for moving on in other unexpected ways. In the movie Pleasantville, an old-fashioned town that lives in black and white suddenly begins seeing itself in color. The people who are truly living life and opening themselves up to the experiences around them are the ones who are bursting with color – red roses, red nails, red lips. Red is one of the first colors to emerge. As a divorced woman, red can be your revival. Buy the red dress, the red lipstick, the red paint for your walls, the red sheets for your bed.

This Valentine’s Day, go red. And whether that’s because you want to tell the world that you’re on the prowl, because you feel good about yourself in red, or because you simply think this one day of the year that’s all about love deserves to be celebrated even if you’re single, then you’re not wrong. And if you need the assistance of an experienced Michigan divorce attorney, contact Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens, MI, to schedule your no-cost initial interview today.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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