Dressing up for the Autumn

October 1, 2013 4:39 pm

Autumn date night outfit

Nights out with loved ones can often be few and far between in this fast paced world. More and more of us are choosing to organise ‘date nights’ to ensure that quality time alone doesn’t suffer. It is a great opportunity to get dressed up and feel a little glamorous. In autumn the evenings are getting distinctly chillier, even if we’re experiencing an Indian summer. When the sun goes down the temperature drops and that is when layering is key. Cardigans, wraps and jackets are all great extra layers that can add to your total date night look.

 

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Make a good foundation

Choosing the right underwear can make or break an outfit. It can also boost your confidence and make you feel great. The easiest way to feel special when it comes to lingerie is to ensure you’re wearing a matching set! It sounds like a small thing but not many of us really wear matching every day! If you have body concerns then you could also do as Bridget Jones does and try some control underwear that will help give your outfit a more streamlined look.

 

Fancy dressing

For an utterly feminine look a dress is a good choice. There are so many styles available that there will always be one to complement your figure completely. Most figures can look amazing in a wrap dress as these draw in at the waist and gently flare to help create an hourglass look. They’re a particularly good choice for autumn in soft jersey. The David Emanuel Plain Jersey Mock Wrap Dress from BonmarchĂ© offers an elegant design with a pocket friendly price tag.

 

In praise of the skirt

Skirts shouldn’t be forgotten when it comes to date night dressing either – particularly this year when the ultra-sexy pencil skirt has been high on the fashion agenda. Pencil skirts are figure hugging and hug curves in a good way. They have a rather special way of making us wiggle just that little bit when we walk and look utterly fabulous with a great pair of heels.

 

Up at heel

Don’t even think about going on a date night in flat shoes. Date night is about feeling glamorous and heels are by far the best way to feel glam in an instant. If you usually wear flats then switching to heels for the night is the fast track to a whole new look.

 

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Layer up

In autumn the evenings can certainly get chilly but with clever layers you can add to your date night look instead of covering it up. A pretty wrap is a great choice for early autumn adding just enough warmth when you need it and adding to a feminine look. For cooler days light knitwear is the best choice but don’t bulk up in chunky layers. An open cardigan is an ideal style to add to rather than detract from your outfit and won’t swamp your figure. For very special date nights then you could consider a tailored jacket that nips in at the waist as this will enhance your figure and work with most outfits.

 

Think about the little things

Accessories are something that can finish your outfit with a flourish. They make it easy to add colour without having to go overboard. Simple things such as switching your hefty work bag for an elegant clutch are enough to make you feel different and special. Jewellery of course is a key element of a date night outfit whether you wear those special pieces that your partner has bought you over the years or whether you treat yourself to some new sparkle.

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