First thing is first, less is more! I know Beyonce said "every now and then you have to go in the back of your closet and pull out the freakum dress"....however, that is every now and then, like once in a while. You want to be classy but sexy, you don't want to go out on the majority of your dates showing all you've got. Leave some of yourself to the imagination. Try to wear something that makes your man/or woman respect you but something that makes them do a double take.
Be comfortable! Don't wear something that you are constantly pulling down or something that continues to show off ALL of your girls. You should be comfortable enough to see your boss or your date's grandmother and not be embarrassed by the skin your are showing.
Rule of thumb: if you are exposing one part of your body in excess, cover up the rest. If you have the girls out, wear something loose on the bottom or pants. If you are wearing a short skirt, leave the top part of your body semi covered. Like I said, you don't want to show everything, you want to keep it classy, yet sexy.
It is a good idea to bring some type of cover up in case it gets cooler, or you may want to cover up some because you are getting uncomfortable. It happens to me all the time. So, I always have some type of blazer or cropped jacket or even a cardigan with me when I go on a date with my man.
Different types of venues require different types of clothing, but the outfits I will show you can pretty much be used for any date, other than a ball or black-tie affair.
Oh, and did I mention, dresses are perfect for dates? All you have to match is you shoes, clutch, and jewelry. You can find an easy blazer to go with most dresses and dresses add a touch of class and femininity.
I think this blue, BCBG, long sleeved bodycon dress from Macys is absolutely stunning! Its a splurge at $118, but it is perfect. The sleeves keep this body hugging dress classy and the length is the icing on the cake. It is so sexy and so classy. I would let my dress do the talking with simple earrings, maybe even diamond stud or slim hoops. I would also stick to a slimming shoe, nothing too chunky or thick. Oh I love this dress.
If you aren't into a dress that tight or fitted, ASOS.com has an great date night dress for $45. It is a light and flowy, sleeveless dress, with a cinched waist and a hi-lo hemline. It shows off a lot of skin in the arms and legs and shows off the small of the waist cinching in the perfect spot. It is super classy and sexy and would pair great with a colored blazer or some statement jewelry. Both of the blazers are from Macys INC line. The yellow is on sale at $66 and the blue goes for $88. The gold and silver toned statement necklace is from UrbanOutfitters and goes for $48 and the other items are from Rachel Roy's line at Macys. Each of her items of jewelry come in under $45.
Remember, when you go out on a date, keep it classy and sexy. Don't show all of your assets with one outfit. Stick to the "less is more" motto for a high level of comfort and fashion. Hopefully your next date night out will start with a casually charming outfit for a fabulous evening!