If you’ve got a hot date lined up for the Valentine’s Day, it’s time to liven up your wardrobe with something a little more eye-catching. Retire the “little black dress” for the night and give something new a spin. Pick out something red hot, sparkling pink, or deep crimson and a pair of sexy heels from the smoldering Valentine’s Day catalog at Nordstrom.
Shopping For Your Body Type
If you’re aiming to flatter your figure, looking for the right cuts in your new date night dress can make a big difference. Know what your body type is and has an idea what you’re looking for when you start shopping.
For heavy body types—shop for a dress that helps create a symmetry to balance the curves of your body. Choose to minimize either the top or bottom half (whichever is heavier) with the right cut. A top-minimizing look could be a scoop or v-neck design, like this Maggy London Ruched Jersey Sheath Dress ($118) in red. It’s fun, festive, and will help balance your figure!
For pear-shaped figures—look for a dress with some detail work on the top half and a simple, a-line silhouette. The Pleated Shantung Dress from JS Boutique ($148) in red is one smoldering but simplistic option that will help balance out a pear shape by drawing the eye to a narrow waist and above.
For an hourglass shape—shop for something that draws the eye away from the waist if you’re looking to balance out your shape. If you like to play up a smaller waist, go straight for anything that draws the eye to the waist, like a belted or wrap dress. Basically, with an hourglass, you can take your pick of how you’d like to play up or play down your figure. To play down the hourglass (which is more difficult) try a sheath dress or something like this JS Boutique Embellished One Shoulder Chiffon Dress ($138). It’s feminine and flattering!
For rectangular body shapes—adding curves is the way to go for this body type. Accentuate the waistline by drawing the eye there, as with a belted or cinched-waist dress. Some great styles for rectangular shapes include wrap dresses, halters, and hip-hugging sheaths. The ‘Around the World’ Dress by Nanette Lepore ($348) is feminine, flattering, and flirty too. The combination of the patterned lace and solid lining can help with the illusion of more defined curves too.
Pair Your Dress with a Sexy Pair of Shoes
You can’t wear the perfect date dress without a killer pair of heels, so don’t stop shopping until you’ve completed your look at Nordstrom. Choose daring red, silver, gold, or black heels to pair with that sizzling hot dress by designers like ALDO, Via Spiga, Stuart Weitzman (pictured), Pelle Moda, and Kate Spade New York.
Start your shopping trip for the perfect Valentine’s Day date night look today, just don’t forget the Nordstrom Coupon Codes!