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3 Valentine's Day Outfits You Will Actually Wear

3 Valentine's Day Outfits You Will Actually Wear

Like most holidays there are unofficial uniforms for, mostly, women. The examples could fill a book and why so many articles and shows exist to teach people these style rules and regulations. I find the outfits deemed worthy of Valentine's Day go against my usual aesthetic i.e. whatever I want and maybe with consideration for the weather. I don't mind dressing up on occasion but when a holiday demands it I would rather not. The closest I got to subscribing to this way of dressing for V Day was in eighth grade. I wore a pink stretchy top and a light wash denim skirt covered in a light dusting of glitter with a conservative below the knee hemline counter acted by a slit climbing above the knee but not dangerously so. Since that dance long ago I don't think I've ever dressed up for Valentine's Day in the conventional sense.

 

So I decided to merge the outfits you would like to wear with ones your date would like to see you in. This is highly subjective and I am purposely making sure this person wants you to wear sexy and or uncomfortable things. In real life your date or significant other should actually care about your comfort over their ability to show you off. Fingers crossed.

 

Your date wants you to wear: Something bodycon and black

You want to wear: Something amorphous and not revealing of your shape at all

 

Compromise: a tight-ish dress with a giant jacket on top

 Vintage Levi's Denim Jacket + Reformation Black Slip Dress

Vintage Levi's Denim Jacket + Reformation Black Slip Dress

 

Your date wants you to wear: Something sexy

You want to wear: Something I am already wearing

 

Compromise: Canadian Tux- always a good choice. Sexiness is in the eye of the beholder, right?

 Marc by Marc Jacobs Sweater + Grana Denim Shirt + Everlane Denim + Dolce Vita Red Boots

Marc by Marc Jacobs Sweater + Grana Denim Shirt + Everlane Denim + Dolce Vita Red Boots

 

Your date wants you to wear: Something tight

You want to wear: Did someone say leggings?

 

Compromise: Black Leggings! Since they can easily masquerade as tight pants.

 Vintage Navy Blazer + Free People White Top + Vince Camuto Leggings + Dolce Vita Red Boots 

Vintage Navy Blazer + Free People White Top + Vince Camuto Leggings + Dolce Vita Red Boots 

These outfits assume you are going somewhere for Valentine's Day which is equal parts romantic and idiotic. Feel free to stay at home and celebrate however you like without societal expectations weighing you down from the moment you step into that over crowded and chaotic restaurant until you leave. You might also be lucky enough to have a partner that enjoys your comfort over their pleasure of seeing your "sexy" outfits. Reward them with whatever they would actually appreciate whether that's a bubble bath, cooking or Netflix and chilling.

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