Since I’m sure you guys don’t want to read all my ramblings, I’m going to give you the short version upfront. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when creating the perfect date night look: less is more, be classy, be chic & be confident. Plus, BONUS: girly and flirty. Sounds easy right? Then how come picking a date night look always ends in trying on everything in your closet? If you’re still feeling stuck, keep reading for more on how I pick the perfect date night look!
First of all, you always want to show off your best assets when going out on a date, regardless of if it’s your first date or your millionth. However, showing off your best asset doesn’t have to mean wearing a push up bra and the tightest dress you own. In fact, I’ve learned when going on a date it’s best to think in ‘less is more’ terms. Start by thinking about your less obvious assets like your back, legs, shoulders or collarbones. Play those parts up in a way that makes your date want to know more without distracting their focus from getting to know you as a person. I’ve recently come to realize that over sexualizing yourself isn’t sexy anymore. Of course, there is a time and place for every outfit, trust me I like a crop top and short-shorts from time to time, but, when heading out for date night put your strongest, most confident foot forward and represent the women you want to be known as.
Going out for a date night is most definitely not the time to bare all. As much confidence may come from feeling sexy in your own skin and knowing that you have the right to show it, it can, unfortunately, send the wrong message. I say unfortunately because I would love to preach girl power and say do whatever you want, but it’s not the real world. When getting dressed we have to remember that we represent a whole generation and embrace the notion that sex appeal comes from more than just the physical.
See, the rambling, you’re probably wishing you listened to me and stopped at the first paragraph!
As you’re getting dressed for date night think of a feature on your body that you love, or your partner loves and embrace it. I, personally, love my legs and so does my man. Therefore, a non form fitting dress that shows off my legs with a shoe that makes them look longer and leaner is exactly what I’m looking for when I get dressed.
When getting dressed for date night think about yourself. Dig deep and try to define your style, then, think about how you want to represent yourself, and think about how you can show someone a glimpse of who you are with your clothes. If you do this, you’ll be 100x more confident going into your date because you’ll be staying true to yourself and you’ll be repping the best version of you.
In addition, I often have people tell me that they don’t care about what they wear anymore because they can’t find anything that looks good on them. To those people I say: don’t stop looking. Figuring out how to dress for your body type is not a cake walk, but it is possible, and once you figure it out you’ll be so much happier about a shopping trip or getting dressed everyday. It doesn’t matter what size is on the label it matters how you make a piece of clothing work for you…. not the other way around.
A dress is always my go to for date night. I do a dress not because it’s dressy but because it CAN be dressy. What I mean by that is a good dress can practically be worn anywhere and for any dress code. So, once your armed with a few good dresses in your closet all you have to do is grab the one your feelin’ for the evening and then accessorize accordingly. Some big blingy earrings and a necklace is the easiest way to create a formal outfit with no stress.
I also love dresses because you don’t have to worry about putting together matching separates, you have your whole look in one shot. Plus, dresses are super comfy! Being comfortable is very important to keep in mind when date night outfit picking. This is exactly why I did a low heel, I didn’t want to get stuck in a position where I was wobbling around or had to deny a midnight stroll because my feet were throbbing.
Dress: Zara // $39.90
Shoes: Zara // $39.90