Ok guys, so I have a lot of catching up to do - I have been so MIA this year with my blog posts because life has just been craaazy!!! But, I'm back with a vengeance of backed up posts and some killer new content to make it up to you ;)
So, my colleague wore a flowy, shift dress to work yesterday. She looked so elegant and feminine, I asked if she "had a date later." She replied by saying "in this, no - I would be in a more fitted dress." This spiked the conversation as to what to wear on a date. I generally go for a fit and flare style, or highlight my legs or my shoulders - I feel flirty and feminine. Her "go-to" look is a form-fitted dress or a pencil skirt and top - she feels sexy, yet sophisticated. So the question is, which is more appealing for the man? Hmmm....
A week ago, I met up with my ex-boyfriend for a friendly dinner after work. I wore this pretty pink floral dress from H&M. They say you should always be on "10" when an ex sees you, but I was feeling so casual and relaxed, I didn't put much thought into it. It wasn't until 5 mins before meeting up with him I thought, "I probably shouldn't have worn this frumpy, practically fully covered, no shape defining dress." However, to my surprise, he gave me more compliments on my outfit that evening than he ever had. Needless to say, my "grandma-esque" dress was a hit!
That just goes to show, that as women, we shouldn't put such stress on what we think a man will or will not like - just be ourselves, be confident and if he is worth it, he'll appreciate it! There is no hard rule on what to wear for a date-night, but make sure you present "you" in a way that makes you feel at your optimal from the inside-out - whether it be "the girl next door", "the sexy vixen", "the fairy princess", "the tomboy" - own it and rock it!!
To pull this sweet summer look together, I paired Vanessa Wu color-block heels with this dress. They are so comfy and versatile for day to night plans, and also comes in a striking maroon and black combo. For daytime, I suggest carrying a nice lady bag and for evening a pretty clutch like this one from Kalamarie Handbags. They are both available at our designer collective - Flying Solo - located at 434 West Broadway in Soho. Yes we moved...to a gorgeous new space...previously occupied by Roberto Cavalli - how fab!!!
What is your "go-to" look for a date night? Comment below and tell us what you have experienced makes the best impression for you. I would love to share some of your "date tales" with my followers on instastories. That should be fun :)
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