Suddenly that special day of love is just around the corner – Valentine’s Day – and it’s a time to dress up, look and feel glamorous and pampered. However you plan on spending your Valentine’s Day this year, make sure you are looking your best. This is the time of the year that you have your greatest excuse for looking like a million bucks from head to toe, and be dressed to kill, aiming to turn every head in the room. And we know just how difficult it may be choosing that perfect outfit for a special date. If you’ve already ordered your special dress from 6pm.com, that’s excellent, but if not, here are my top tips to make sure you look sexy, yet still sophisticated on Valentine’s Day.
Where are you going?
This is a very important consideration when deciding what it is exactly that you are going to wear to knock his socks off. Finding out where it is that you might be going – a romantic beach on the picnic, or a
fancy 5 star restaurant – will go a long way in helping you pick out something practical, yet totally hot. If he is all secretive and romantic and wants your date to be a surprise (huge man points) then at least get him to give you a hint; you need to know if you can get out the Louboutins for the night.
The Valentine’s Day Dress
This is the one time when you need to say as much as possible, without showing as much as possible. Despite popular belief, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, less is definitely more. Keep him guessing in a fitted and flirty A-Line dress in drop dead gorgeous red. As fashion takes a definite turn back to the classics, vintage is all the rage and very epitome of romance and nostalgia. Think this look may be a bit formal? Dress it down with a chic pair of ballet pumps or fun summer wedges, and a crisp white pashmina.
Embrace your Curves
Make no mistake; this is the one day of the year that is going to take your average date up a couple of notches, so you need to look the part. And a huge part of that look that will hit him right between the eyes is using what you have to its max. What is great about the latest fashion trends is the noticeable emphasis on curves – this is the decade’s new skinny. Flaunt your curves in a pencil skirt – color and textures are all the rage, so you can really accentuate your feminine side.
Keep accessories simple if you are going loud on the patterns and colors, and opt for a small, solid color clutch, rather than a bulky handbag to balance it out. Show off your legs in heels, and pencil skirts go great with wedges, kitten heels, stilettos, espadrilles and flats – so if you are going for a walk or heading out on the town, you can match your shoes accordingly.
Make sure you have enough time to get ready, and if you are on a budget don’t panic. Freshly washed hair, buttermilk scented skin, a touch of your signature scent and a whole lot of confidence will go a long way to seeing your irresistible Valentine’s Day dress crumpled on the bedroom floor much, much later.