Fashion to heat up your Valentine
Fancy restaurant: Strapless silk gowns
Bing Shopping | Strapless silk gowns
Upscale eateries are usually visited once or twice a year on truly special occasions. Look the part in lavish and lovely ensembles that add a little diva flavor to your dining. A long pour of silk will do (in jewel tones or mod pastel hues), and strapless necklines make it even more seductive.
Fancy restaurant: Lace sheath dresses
Bing Shopping | Lace sheath dresses
Close-fitting sheath shapes already possess major sex appeal, but add ladylike lace and the gorgeous quotient goes over the top. The textural marvel of all-over lace is super-trendy, but even small touches of it at the neckline or sleeves can take a dress from demure to dazzling.
Fancy restaurant: Metallic evening gowns
Bing Shopping | Metallic evening gowns
You’ll look extra-precious in a flowing, glowing evening gown. Keep the gleaming gold, silver and bronze dresses on the sophisticated side by choosing knee-length or longer hemlines. Love to show off a little skin? One-shoulder bodices or subtly slit skirts are flirty picks.
Fancy restaurant: Backless evening gowns
Bing Shopping | Backless evening gowns
You know how to make an entrance, now match it with an exit that’s unforgettable, too. Open-back frocks are incredibly alluring in a manner that’s entirely unexpected and not the least bit tacky. (Just avoid dresses that dip below the waist -- leave that look to the crazy celebs.)
Neighborhood bistro: Colorblock shift dresses
Bing Shopping | Colorblock shift dresses
That small candlelit cafe is the epitome of romantic. And while you could show up in a casual straight-from-work outfit, your Valentine's Day dinner calls for something more special. Go coquettishly comfortable in a soft, knee-length shift dress. They sport easy-wearing lines perfect for showcasing trends like colorblocking.
Neighborhood bistro: Sequined tank tops
Bing Shopping | Sequined tank tops
Up the dazzle factor a touch with the effortless addition of a tank top dusted with sequins. These wardrobe workhorses range from wide-strapped, flowy chiffon numbers to curve-hugging stretch tops that bring sexy back. We love pairing them with little tailored blazers and dark-rinse skinny jeans.
Neighborhood bistro: Lace pencil skirts
Bing Shopping | Lace pencil skirts
Pencil skirt silhouettes are almost universally figure flattering, and although a staple of office attire they’re also date-night perfect when gussied up with glam lace. And since this intricate finish is so trend-hot, you’ll find a sea of skirts to choose from -- pick colored lace for the most modern look.
Neighborhood bistro: Cashmere V-neck sweaters
Bing Shopping | Cashmere V-neck sweaters
Although the best cashmere is pricier than cotton, sweaters made from the finer fabric are both more durable and more alluring. Cashmere is also highly come-hither, as it traces the body beautifully. Add a V-neck bodice to all this soft stuff and you’ll knock ’em dead.
Dance club: Sequin mesh dresses
Bing Shopping | Sequin mesh dresses
Most dance clubs are known for their high density of singletons, but there's a ton of fun in joining your one-and-only for some serious booty-shakin'. Our advice? Dress to impress. Nothing will get his attention faster than a frock in body-con mesh made even slinkier with sequins.
Dance club: Bandage dresses
Bing Shopping | Bandage dresses
We can thank Herve Leger for popularizing the mega-sexy bandage dress, and we can also thank other, less expensive labels for offering more affordable versions of this diva’s delight. And while this style is ultra-form-fitting, some are woven with stretch to help better hold you in.