WHAT TO WEAR FOR A BIG NIGHT OUT

Good morning everyone, another day and yet another outfit inspiration to get you through Valentines Day. So today’s attire is based around this pleated maxi dress. I don’t know about you all but I do love a pleated dress or a skirt. The pleats create a flattering movement as as I walk and of course add some texture to the dress.

 

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My dress is from Self-Portrait and it has been made from layers of delicate chiffon. This floor sweeping dress has a v-neck and long sleeves. I am loving the emerald hue which flatters my skin tone. Here I have decided to wear a bold red lip in the shade Feels So Grand from M.A.C. As for the shoes I am wearing my Steve Madden leopard print courts, and to complete my look I have styled the dress with my gold vintage bag and a pair of gold earrings.

Now if you a contemplating on what to wear for your big night out, well ponder no more I have broken it down to three date scenarios. Whether it’s your first date, your first valentines date or for those of you who are either married or in a long term relationship. I have you all covered here.

FIRST DATES:

So lets begin with the first date, I would suggest maybe taking a more casual approach when picking out an outfit. Of course that can depend on where the first date is taking place, if you heading out somewhere to eat. Why not go for some jeans styled with heels, a body and a blazer. By all means opt for what makes you feel confident and comfortable. If the first date goes well then you have ample opportunity to amp up your style on future dates!

FIRST VALENTINES DATE:

Next and onto first time Valentines date, you can go for the usual red should you choose to. It is so expected so why not try another colour instead or even go for colour blocking and go for red and pink together if you are adamant about wearing red. Maybe go for something with a bit of lace which always looks very romantic. Again choose something you know will make you feel confident and sexy at the same time. Therefore leaving you to enjoy your night with your date!

MARRIED COUPLES AND LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS:

Moving onto those of us who are in a long term relationship or married. I guess you can choose to wear whatever you like, I am sure like most of you I like to make an asserted effort. It is my opportunity to wear all those dresses that I have hanging in my closet to come out and make an appearance. You know the ones I am talking about, the dresses you can’t really go to your local shops in! Hubby loves most of my outfits so I can choose any outfit of my choice, as I know he will love it. You all know what your partners love should you choose to dress for them.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What are your wearing to your Valentines Date? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Dress: SELF-PORTRAIT @NET-A-PORTER

Shoes: STEVE MADDEN Similar

Bag: VINTAGE Similar

Lipstick: M.A.C

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  1. February 6, 2020 / 12:09 pm

    that is such a fun pleated maxi dress and it looks so good on you! Perfect for a night out! 🙂

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 6, 2020 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you so much Mica. My week has been very productive so I am very pleased.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. February 6, 2020 / 2:35 pm

    Welll, I don’t have a big night to go out to but in my mind, I’m invited for Awards season and I’d defo wear this for the BAFTA’s in the UK.
    What a gorge colour on you and the pleats are fab! Xo

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you so much Biki.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

  3. February 6, 2020 / 3:55 pm

    I’m so in love with your dress.
    It’s so pretty and chic.
    And I love all the others outfits you select for Valentine’s Day. It’s so cool your picked different outfits following if it’s the first date, valentine’s date or not.
    xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

    • Lovely
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      February 10, 2020 / 1:11 pm

      Glad you love it Margot and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
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      February 10, 2020 / 1:13 pm

      I totally agree with you hun, I love the movement! Thanks you.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
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      February 10, 2020 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much hun.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:15 pm

      Thank you Ashley.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you Sonia.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:20 pm

      Thank you Ann.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
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      February 10, 2020 / 1:20 pm

      Thanks Juliana.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

  4. February 7, 2020 / 9:34 pm

    what a beautiful emerald dress! I love both the colour and the cut. The gold clutch is a nice touch. You look utterly gorgeous.

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you Ivana.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:22 pm

      Thank you so much Radi.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

  5. February 8, 2020 / 7:50 am

    I love how you rock your maxi dress! Love the different outfit options for the date nights!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:24 pm

      Thanks Nancy.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

  6. February 8, 2020 / 9:07 pm

    I love that you choose that color, it looks so good on you and I like that you didn’t go with red and pink since a lot of people will do that for the day. You look beautiful Lovely!

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you Tiffany, have a fab day darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks Anya.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

  7. February 9, 2020 / 12:21 am

    I like your date night couture suggestions.
    You look very regal and attractive showcasing that pretty pleated chiffon Self-Portrait gown!
    Your perfectly applied Mac lipstick looks very pretty.

    • Lovely
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you so much Panty Buns.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

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