Are you going out for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, and want to look sexy without letting it all hang out?
Here are some tips for How to Dress on Valentine’s Day to look alluring at 40, 50 and beyond.
1. To Look Alluring, Show Some Skin
Don’t make the mistake of wearing a turtleneck on a date if you want to look sexy. This kind of coverage signals stay away! Showing some skin is youthful and alluring. But notice, I said some.
2. Focus on 1 Area
Trying to look sexy by dressing in skimpy clothes that a twenty-something would wear clubbing will make you look hard, tacky and worn out. On the other hand, you don’t want to look dowdy. So where’s the middle ground?
To look sexy, not sleazy or silly, all you need to do reveal one part of your body. A sneak peek is better than a striptease!
For example, if you have a nice bust, try a low-cut V-neck top, but don’t try to wear a mini skirt too. Instead, opt for a regular skirt, like a knee-length pencil skirt and keep all the focus at your neckline. It’s all about balance.
3. Fight the Tight
Resist the urge to wear tight clothes if you want to look sexy. Your clothes should be fitted, but they shouldn’t look or feel tight. Stop obsessing about size tags. If you’re a size 10, forget about trying to squeeze into a size 6, or even an 8. Tight clothes make you look bigger. You need to wear things that skim your silhouette and have some stretch. Looking like a stuffed sausage is not sexy at any age.
4. Go For Stretch and Drape
Soft, stretchy fabrics will flow over your figure and flatter your shape. Wrap style dresses made from soft silk or jersey always look sexy. The gentle wrap detail hugs your waist, lifts your bust and highlights your curves. This red dress, shown above, is a great example.
5. Slip On a Sexy Sweater
A delicate cashmere sweater or soft, feminine knit dress is another way to look alluring. Their beautiful texture makes you look like a fluffy kitten and makes you man want to reach out and snuggle you.
6. Try a Little Leather
Leather, with its raw edge, signals power, passion, and excitement. Wear it in moderation, not head to toe, or you will look like a geriatric dominatrix! Colored leather is easier to wear than black and looks sexy and modern. A leather jacket worn over a feminine floral dress is flirty and sexy.
7. Animal Prints Bring Out the Tiger
Put a little tiger in his tank with a touch of the wild. Any animal print, like an animal print scarf or pair or pumps, is enough to get him roaring.
8. Shiny is Sexy
Shiny or sparkly fabrics allow you to be more modestly dressed but still transmits a very seductive message.
9. Choose Sexy Accessories
Even if you are planning to wear something very casual this Valentine’s Day, the right accessories make an outfit sexy. Add some relaxed, feminine accessories like a soft, unstructured purse and pretty rose gold jewlery and accessories.
10. Try A Smokey Eye
Adjusting your make-up can make you more alluring, just try it and see. The eyes are the mirror of the soul, so why not try that dark smokey eye you’ve been reading about to add a little mystery. A dark kohl liner and some smudging will make you look more passionate and playful. Keep the rest of your makeup, lips, and cheeks, soft, so your eyes take center stage.
For more great tips on how to look lovely on February 14th, check out these other Valentine’s Day Dressing Tips. And remember, confidence is your best accessory!
What will you be wearing this Valentine’s Day? Let me know by commenting below.