Valentine's Day is looming, which may have you thinking about a skin baring, sexy look. A sexy look is great for a memorable evening with your partner - but that doesn't mean you need to show a lot of skin, especially if that's not your thing. You can look - and feel - completely sexy in something that doesn’t show more than you want to. You'll most likely be more comfortable, and you won't have to worry about being too cold, a too-short skirt riding up your legs, or accidentally flashing too much cleavage to the waiter. You’ll be able to focus on how great you feel, what a good time you’re having, and that special person across the table.
SHOW SOME SHOULDER
In the dead of winter, your shoulders don’t get too much attention. So why not show them off in a cozy off-the-shoulder sweater, a shirt with shoulder cutouts, or a gorgeous velvet top? It’s sexy, but in that subtly sophisticated way that will definitely get some glances - and not only from your significant other.
BODY CONSCIOUS, NOT TIGHT
It’s chilly out, so it makes perfect sense to go for a chunky sweater or a puffy vest on a daily basis – but it also may hide your figure. Which means that a date with your spouse is the ideal opportunity to show off your shape. And by showing your shape, I don’t mean anything tight – wear a fit and flare dress that highlights your tiny waist, a pencil skirt that shows your curves, or a sweater that skims your torso.
SHEER AND LACE
Is there a way to show skin without showing skin? Yes! Sheer fabrics and lace add a distinctly feminine touch, allowing you to be completely covered, but still giving view to what’s underneath. And the best news is that you can wear something that fits your style – an ever-so-girly lace top, a more geometric sheer inset, or simple see-through sleeves.
Looking for other ideas on how to look and feel sexy on Valentine's Day (or any other day, for that matter)?
- Red and pink are the traditional colors for Valentine's Day, but if it's not your style, don't force it. Instead, wear a color that makes your eyes sparkle, flatters your skin tone, and makes you feel great. After all, confidence is way sexier than a specific color.
- Go for something unexpected. If your partner rarely sees your legs in the light of day - wear a skirt. If you're all neutral, all the time - grab some color. If you've gotten into the boots and jeans rut this winter - try a sexy heel.
- Take the opportunity to sparkle. Even if your Valentine’s Day is less of a romantic candlelit dinner, and more of a rare casual night without the kids – wear some jewelry, above and beyond your everyday. Why not put on that standout necklace or chandelier earring, even if you’re wearing a t-shirt and leather jacket? It will catch the light, and also catch your partner’s attention.