Article by Judith Brady
It doesn’t really matter whether you’re going to the opera or staying in for a cosy night at home, we can all (men included!) make that special effort to show that we care.
That could mean spending a little more time over your hair, putting on a coat of mascara and lip gloss, digging out your favourite top to wear with your best fitting jeans. Swap your usual slippers for some heels, a bit of perfume and you’re all set!
If you have something more dressy planned (or hopefully planned for you!) here are a few ideas of how to dress up to get into that romantic frame of mind.
Dress: Phase Eight, Earrings: Accessorize, Bag: Precis, Shoes: Dune
It may not be red or pink, but this outfit is still romantic in a very sophisticated way. A dress like this makes all the statement you need so keep accessories fairly plain – perhaps with some sparkly earrings to draw attention up to your face.
Red lace and hearts
Red lace dress: Damsel in a Dress, Red heart earrings: Fiorelli, Red beaded clutch: Amazon
Red slingbacks: Phase Eight
For those who want to go the whole nine yards with red lace, hearts and flowers – you can get practically anything heart-shaped or with roses on it! I would tend to choose just one, but if you love it then why not?
Navy is the new black!
Evening trousers: John Lewis, Top: Phase Eight, Bag: Ebay, Shoes: Debenhams
If red, pink and lace dresses just aren’t you, then how about trying some evening trousers? With the right accessories you can still create a stunning outfit and depending on your lifestyle, dressy trousers may prove to be a star item in your wardrobe.
It all comes down to dressing to fit the occasion and most important of all, finding what’s right for you; what suits your personality, body shape and what’s going to make you feel good.
Where ever you go and whatever you do, I hope you are thoroughly spoilt and have a fabulous time.
Happy Valentine’s Day!