From trendy to classy, from lace to leather, here’s how to dress for Valentine’s Day date, and 6 outfit ideas for every type of girl! Which one are you?
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re planning to go out – whether on a date with someone special or with friends – you wanna dress – sexy but not too cheesy, classy but not too traditional. And red is getting so clichéd! You wanna mark the special day with your outfit but it shouldn’t look like a cupid’s costume. So how to strike the balance? Keep reading, because I have some cute ideas for everyone!
If you’re planning a special evening date, and want your date to say ‘wow’ when they take a look at you, try a sexy dress. Good ideas are cut-out dresses, backless, slip-dresses, high slits, strapless lace mini-dresses or two-piece dresses with crop tops. Add classic pumps or strappy heels, and of course some red lipstick! Red is sure the color of Valentine’s Day but if it’s too bold for you, try black, lilac or dusty rose. Keep your face flawless with some foundation, add a bit of contouring and smokey eyes with metallic shimmer, and lots of mascara!
Next Girl Backless Dress
If your personal style is feminine, try soft fabrics like chiffon, satin or lace. Wear a midi-dress or a knee-length lace dress with a statement necklace. You can also wear floral prints (try red, romantic roses) with matching lipstick and lipgloss. Wear your hair half-up with a cute hair accessory like embellished headband or side hair-clip, and finish the look with an evening clutch and a pair of peep-toe heels.
‘Tinley’ Sequin Strapless Fit & Flare Dress
If you don’t wanna wear a typical date-night dress, try the latest trends of the season. Maybe a jumpsuit or a fringe jacket with a pair of culottes, or perhaps a crop top with leather skirt. Check out the Spring Summer 2016 trends and pick your favorite! Maybe add some lace tights for romanticism and a chic black smokey eye with silver glitter. Wear a single statement earring and a cute pair of booties!
One-Shoulder Jumpsuit with Ring Back
If you don’t want the fuss of dressing up on V-day or choosing a date-night dress, go for a day date with your friends or your date. Or even solo! Choose a cool n’ casual no-fuss outfit, like flat sandals or platform wedges, ripped jeans, mini-skirt or shorts, crop-leather or denim jacket with a sheer top. Keep your makeup simple – nude lips with some eye-liner and mascara. Add chain necklaces or a single earring, and a trendy fringe or bucket bag!
Saint Laurent Satin-trimmed wool slim-leg pants
Balenciaga Leather biker jacket
Whether you love wearing things that ‘never go out of style’ or you think you’re too old to dress up for Valentine’s Day, your date outfit should be classy. And sophisticated. So wear a solid-color knee-length sheath dress with matching precious-stone stud earrings. Or don a pearl necklace with pearl studs. Add an embellished evening clutch and some statement heels, or classic suede or velvet pumps. Keep your makeup easy – mascara with light, shimmery eyeshadow and matching lipstick, and a hint of rosy blush!
Beaded Illusion Neck Dress
You’re a total non-believer. So if you care enough to show how much you DON’T care about Valentine’s day, go out of your way to wear non-valentine-y things. Try creepy skull prints, spider-web prints, ripped jeans or rugged leather instead of feminine girly things! Also try non-conventional fashion like green or black lipstick, neon glow-in-the-dark bracelets or snake accessories! We understand that your date appreciates it, so plan an evening doing non-typical Valentine-things that are a far cry from a candle-light dinner – like a cooking class, watching the match at a pub, playing cards at a club, bowling, laser-tagging or whatever you and your date enjoy!
Tulle Bomber Jacket
White and Black Ladies Flower Skull 3D Printed Tank Top
Leather Stretch Pants
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