Whether you are having dinner with your significant other this Valentine’s Day, throwing a party with your best girlfriends, or keeping it casual, there is one thing we all can agree on: a new outfit is in order! Happily, we here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone have rounded up a slew of products that will help you create your perfect date night wardrobe. We have plenty of options—from flirty dresses to casually-chic separates—and we are sure there is something to suit girls of every style, not to mention every budget. On that note, click through to today’s Top Buys story to discover our must-have date night pieces!
Naturally, a little black dress is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of date night, but it is important to look for a LBD that is anything but basic. On that note, we suggest you check out Joie’s Rori Lace Dress ($338). It has a subtly sexy silhouette and a layer of beautiful black lace, which gives it a feminine twist. Of course, if you are the type who likes to against the grain, we have options for you too. We love the Magic Keyhole Back Dress ($159) by Rory Beca. When paired with a little leather jacket like Steve Madden’s Crinkled Leather Jacket ($134), this dress will create an outfit that is flirty and feminine, but also has a rock & roll-inspired twist. We are just as smitten with ASOS’s Wrap Dress ($27). The off-white hue makes it perfect for the sophisticate at heart. We suggest pairing it with a pair of simple round-toe pumps, so that the dress is the focus of the outfit. On a side note, if you feel that the wrap silhouette is a little too sexy for your date, we recommend layering it over a lace-trimmed cami. This will ensure you err on the modest side without changing the silhouette.
Of course, you may prefer to steer away from dresses altogether, especially if you are heading out on a casual date. In that case, we suggest you pair a sequined top—we like See by Chloé’s Sequined Cotton Tank ($135)—with a pair of skinny jeans like Victoria Beckham Denim’s Twist Skinny Jeans ($395). The denim instantly adds a casual, low-key vibe to any outfit, but the sequined top will make sure you still have that glam element that should be incorporated into every date night outfit. To finish, make sure you add a great pair of leg-lengthening heels. We are particularly smitten with Guess’s Melesse Peep-Toe Pumps ($110). The t-strap will give the illusion of extra-long legs, while the platform will add plenty of height. Plus, a peep-toe is always a great way to add a flirty twist to your outfit. Of course, any great date night outfit should be topped off with a dash of red lipstick. We love Revlon’s Colorburst Lipstick in True Red ($9). The matte finish makes it slightly less dramatic than a glossy lip, but it certainly doesn’t take away from the fact that a red lip can instantly elevate your outfit from simple to statement. Happy shopping!