Guest post: Valentine’s Day dress code

There is nothing worse than not knowing what to wear especially for a special occasion. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s date-wear decision time!

To save you a little hassle I have put together some Ideas for Valentine’s Day date dress codes for cheap and cheerful dates- apparently we are in a recession.  All you need now is a date!

A cosy night in

Staying in can be just as nice as going out and with the recession this might just be your Valentine’s Day plans. For this date you still want to look good but if you’re curling up on the sofa with your other half do you really want to be sat in a dress that you can’t get comfy in or a pair of pyjamas were you might fall asleep?

Comfy, casual and classic; this should be your mantra for a cosy Valentines evening in. I would recommend a nice pair of jeans that you know you look and feel good in, a cable knitwear sweater for snuggling up in, and a cute pair of ankle boots if you are leaving your house to nip to the shop for some munchies – no night in is complete without some sort of chocolate and crisps combo.

Cosy night in

Cinema date

This date falls in between the first and last dates idea – Comfy yet classy. You want to wear something that will make you look and feel beautiful but also something you can sit through a film in. without annoying your partner with constant fidgeting.
I recommend a pair of coloured chinos to add a spark to your outfit; a fitted blazer is always a winner in my book and a plain, neutral tee will mean you can avoid any crazy colour combinations.  Chinos look great with flats or heels but if you want to look a little more dressed up go for heels or heeled ankle boots.

With accessories go minimal. It is cold – it is February! You will need a scarf or snood to keep you toasty to and from the cinema but avoid jangly, distracting bracelets unless you plan on annoying everyone watching the film let alone your date.

Cinema date

A romantic meal

Dress to impress. Wear something classy and elegant without going over the top.

Skater dresses work really well for this type of date. They are feminine and classy. Low cut dresses at a meal are a bad idea unless you would prefer your date talking to your chest! Team your skater dress with a waist belt to add the curves you are otherwise covering up.

A pair of court shoes or mid-sized heels should work perfectly for this kind of date. Make sure you can walk in them; the last thing you want is to be rescued from your tottering heights, even if he is your prince charming! Falling on your face on a date is not to flattering.

Keep your accessories to a minimum as with the cinema date: A scarf for the cold walk from the restaurant and a medium sized hang bag.

Romantic Meal

The most important thing to remember is to wear something you feel great in. If you don’t love it you won’t enjoy yourself.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Author Bio:

Written by Leslie Harding on behalf of Jigsaw. 

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