Date Night Dresses for Every Budget
February 7, 2016
Whether it's a big night out with the girls or a romantic evening of wining and dining with your sweetheart, you’ll need a dress that makes you look and feel like the goddess you are for date night. Luckily, at The Mall at Millenia, Orlando, we have a goddess-worthy outfit for every budget.
An LBD is the perfect date-night look: classically sexy and endlessly alluring. And if you’re looking for an LBD, why not go straight to the fashion house that invented them, conveniently here at your favorite mall? In the 1920s, Coco Chanel rescued black from funerals by publishing a picture of the first ever LBD in Vogue; Vogue predicted the look would become “a sort of uniform for all women of taste,” and lo, it was so. This season’s ready-to-wear collection from Chanel offers one of the chicest ever incarnations of the iconic look: a form-fitting, structured satin dress, with arms and décolletage of the sheerest black organza. Pair with killer Gucci heels in black patent leather: delicate straps leading up to a seriously sexy, thick ankle band with more than a hint of the bad girl—as seen on Kim Kardashian, a lady who knows a thing or two about sex appeal.
And she’s not the only one: Julianne Hough killed it as Sandy in FOX’s Grease extravaganza, reminding us that there’s nothing sexier than black leather. Channel some of that sex appeal with Banana Republic’s faux-leather fit-and-flare dress, and watch your date try to keep those hands off you. We love an ankle boot with a thigh-skimming skirt: try Seychelles’s Lien. Do Lindeza ankle-high sandals with sexy cutouts in soft black suede, exclusively at Anthropologie.
And if your budget’s tighter, your outfit doesn’t have to suffer. Forever 21’s bodycon dress in ornate lace clings in all the right places, with a two-button slit back to show off the barest hint of flesh. Lace was all over the catwalks for spring 2016—at Givenchy, Rocha and Gucci, to name a few—and it’s also a perennial secret weapon for fashionistas who are in touch with their inner vamp. Pair with H&M’s black sandals in soft faux suede, with a slight platform, a five-inch heel, and leg-lengthening geometric detail.
And why let the lovefest stop at your dress and shoes? For all-out Valentine’s Day glam, wear kate spade new york’s gold Kiss studs in your ears, Tory Burch’s kissable lip pendant around your neck, and around your wrist, a pink-gold padlock bracelet from Michael Kors—to be opened only by the object of your lust.