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Cypress Off the Shoulder Top
Ella Moss
Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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Why is it a Find? Off the shoulder and “cold shoulder” (when the clothing reveals the shoulder) looks have re-emerged and they are a perfect solution for a date night. Ella Moss offers one of our favorites for it’s skinny shoulder straps that help support the elastic top hem for comfort and ease. No matter how you might be feeling about your body, showing your shoulders is always flattering (just ask Barbara Streisand, that’s a style tip she believes in).
Wear it with: A slim bottom - whether you choose skinny jeans, slim trousers, or a straight skirt - will balance the ease and fluidity of this top. You can wear it untucked or tucked, depending on how dressed up you want to make it. For a chic night out, pair it with black, but it looks just as good offsetting white, denim, or a pop of color.
Fit Tip: You can wear a strapless bra or a bra with skinny straps – it’s ok if they’re visible, as long as they look pretty and not too bulky. The body is cut in a flowy and loose shape, which beautifully offsets the off the shoulder style. The sleeves also have a loose, romantic feel with a soft, tie cuff. Go with your normal size.
Alternatives: It comes in a fun stripe, too. And Joie has a short sleeve version that is just as fabulous, with the same fit.
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02/02/2016

Date Nights Aren’t Just on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day in just a couple of weeks, date night looks are on our minds. While February 14 is the day everyone is supposed to step up their game, date nights take a lot of different forms. Whether you are planning a special night with your spouse or your starting (over) with someone new, what you wore in college and in your 20's isn't the same as what you’d want to wear on a date now. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look just as sexy, but styles change. We’re putting together some looks that will help accentuate some of your favorite attributes – whether it’s your legs, arms, or your overall fabulous style. Whatever it is, nothing is more attractive than confidence – and these outfits will ensure you feel it in spades.

Take a look at a few of date night outfit essentials here, and then head over to “3 Date Night Looks that Show Off YOUR Best Assets” to see complete outfits that will showoff your best assets. If you like something, just click on the “Shop It” button to buy it from our suggested retailer. And let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media.
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Nue by Shani - Ponte Sheath Dress
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Nue by Shani - Ponte Sheath Dress
Ponte Sheath Dress
Nue by Shani
Sold by: Nordstrom

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Why is it a Find? If you haven’t heard of Nue by Shani before, they’re dresses have built-in shapewear. How perfect is that for a date night? You get the smoothing benefits without any unattractive garments on underneath. And the waist detail on this dress really knocks it out of the park. The saddle leather-like accent means no belt required, and it shows off the smallest part of your torso creating a wonderfully hourglass silhouette.
Wear it with: Your shoes don’t need to match the saddle brown waist detail (though they can). We love it with simple black legwear and your favorite black pumps. Boots or booties look great, too. You don’t need much else. Let the dress speak for itself and keep your jewelry simply elegant.
Fit Tip: This is a modern fit, in sizes 2-16. While it gives off a slimming look, it’s comfortable and runs true to size.
Alternatives: For a trimmer, contemporary fit, Diane von Furstenberg – one of our favorite dress designers – makes a simple black dress, sold at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, in 0-12, with ruching along the body that flatters your every curve.
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Joie - Libana Lace Blouse
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Joie - Libana Lace Blouse
Libana Lace Blouse
Joie
Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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Why is it a Find? Lace is always a great choice for a date night, especially with it’s popularity this season and next. Joie’s take is really special. Instead of a typical black or white lace, it is done in a dark grey with a flowy shape that makes it less precious. The raw edges really show off the intricate lace details and give is soft and ethereal look.
Wear it with: The easy style can be worn with skinny jeans, pants, or a slim skirt – trimmer silhouettes will perfectly balance the subtle volume. Add a nude or black cami underneath. (Scroll down through the ‘shop it’ button to shop Joie’s cami in both colors.) We suggest black if you’re pairing it with black pieces, nude if you pair it with whites or pale colors – beautiful for the season to come.
Fit Tip: The relaxed shape is not only modern in fit, but perfectly concealing and super comfortable without looking like it.
Alternatives: Joie also makes a beautifully sophisticated black version with ¾ sleeves and a button-up back.
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Free People - Goldie Turtleneck Tunic
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Free People - Goldie Turtleneck Tunic
Goldie Turtleneck Tunic
Free People
Sold by: Macy's

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Why is it a Find? This Free People tunic is selling out everywhere, and there’s lots of good reasons why. Sexy and demure at the same time, it allows you to show off your arms without showing a ton of skin. And the turtleneck finishes with a keyhole opening in the back that’s still bra-friendly. All in all, you get a really nice balance of Winter suitability and date night style.
Wear it with: The longer length of this top looks great with slim pants. Leggings (especially leather ones) or skinny jeans in black, grey, coated or dark rinse all give it a spicy vibe that works with heels or booties. Once you click through the ‘shop it’ button, you’ll see it with a bold necklace. Alternatively, it looks great with a stack of bracelets.
Fit Tip: The crepe material is drapey and creates pretty movement with the easy, loose fit of this tunic. It is longer in the back with slits at the hem so it won’t cling around your hips. The best part is the inset in the armholes, so it doesn’t gap and also creates a pretty, squared off shape you don’t often see (Nordstrom has an alternative view for you to get a better look).
Alternatives: This Nic + Zoe dress offers a similar neckline and opportunity to show off your arms, and all you need are black tights and your favorite boots to complete the look.
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J.Crew - Drapey Oxford Crepe V-neck Jumpsuit
Why is it a Find? If you work hard for your arms, J.Crew’s sleeveless jumpsuit will make you feel great about showing them off. The clean lines reflect a simplicity and no-fuss vibe, with a flattering fit that’s sure to please.
Wear it with: The great thing about a jumpsuit is that your whole outfit is built right in – and unlike a dress, you don’t need to worry about tights or bare legs. Add a statement necklace or scarf, if you want a pop of color. And complete the look with a pair of sexy heels. (You’ll be able to wear this with oxfords and a white button down underneath for the office, too.)
Fit Tip: J.Crew’s modern fit is universally flattering and comes in sizes 000-16. It’s cut for a relaxed fit that isn’t too tight. Unlike some jumpsuits, this one has a defined waist, back pockets, and a faux fly so it cuts the body nicely and creates a great look from behind. They are cut to hit just above the ankle, but if you are on the shorter side, they still look good full length.
Alternatives: If you’re more of a dress gal, Nic + Zoe’s sleeveless LBD (Little Black Dress) is definitely for you.
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7 For All Mankind - The Skinny Stretch Jeans
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7 For All Mankind - The Skinny Stretch Jeans
The Skinny Stretch Jeans
7 For All Mankind
Sold by: Nordstrom

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Why is it a Find? A great-fitting pairing of skinny jeans is infinitely sexy – ask any gent. These 7 For All Mankind are an instant flatterer, and they look amazing on ladies with so many different shapes. Curvy or straight, tall or petite, the one thing everyone has in common is that they’re legs look awesome in these jeans.
Wear it with: The slim leg pairs with boots, booties, your sexiest heels, flats, even sneakers – you have complete versatility. And the same is true for the top. For a date night, we love it with a slinky blouse, but these jeans can work for the office with a button down and blazer or a casual day with your favorite slouchy sweater.
Fit Tip: 7 For All Mankind has a contemporary fit, but the denim is super soft with the perfect amount of stretch, so go with your normal size. (If you’re between sizes, you can size up, but we haven’t found this is usually necessary.) The even, dark wash of the denim is so slimming, as is the cut of these jeans – they sit a bit below the belly button, but aren’t low.
Alternatives: If your size is sold out at Nordstrom through the ‘shop it’ button, Shopbop carries them, too. James Jeans makes a great dark skinny option, if you are a devotee to the brand.
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Free People - Snug Bug Dress
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Free People - Snug Bug Dress
Snug Bug Dress
Free People
Sold by: Shopbop

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Why is it a Find? Soft and feminine, with a bit of a boho feel, this open knit dress from Free People gives off a laid back and inviting feel. The shorter length is in perfect balance with the loose fit that can be accessorized to give it more structure. For a date at a lovely restaurant or even movies and drinks, this will feel just right. Oh, and it just went on SALE today!
Wear it with: It comes with the ivory slip shown for sexy coverage that works with a nude bra. For a “wear now” look, add a black belt, tights and boots or booties – the combination gives this feminine dress a little sexy edge that’s date night perfection. Once the weather warms up, nude strappy sandals or a pop of color will look fabulous. Finish it with a layered necklace or a choker, as shown.
Fit Tip: Free People styled this contemporary dress with a relaxed fit, so go with your normal size. The length is meant to show off those gams, but for most ladies, it’s not as short as it is on the model – it hits mid-thigh on most of us.
Alternatives: Susana Monaco’s black knit dress has a similar fit in a wonderfully mid-weight fabric that will work with the same suggested accessories. Joie’s printed alternative will effortlessly show off those legs, and is easy with black tights and boots, too.
 

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