By Avery Matera, Glamour
Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, of relationships, and--sometimes--just a night to kick back and party with your closest girlfriends. Being the date night of the year, it's important to feel your sexiest, but that doesn't mean stepping out in little more than your lingerie. In a day and age where the likes of the naked dress have gained (shockingly) rapid popularity among celebrities, it's not exactly a trend you have to try to emulate.
While the most important rule is to slip into something that makes you comfortable (and, of course, to dress for you and not for your significant other), there are a few more specific looks to avoid. Read through our list of fashion faux pas to avoid of this romantic holiday, and every day thereafter.
Sweatpants. Ok, hear us out on this one. We're in full support of a Netflix and chill evening, especially on Valentine's Day. A bottle of wine, Game of Thrones marathon. You got it. Just turn it up a little on February 14 and please--at least opt for the silk pajama pants over college sorority sweatpants.
Spanx. Going home with that special someone after your candle lit dinner? Try to shy away from underwear that needs a team of people to strip off of your body.
Strappy, complicated lingerie. Change into that sexy boudoir look after dinner. There is no such thing as a lace-up corset or bow-clad undergarment that doesn't bunch under your date night look.
Too-high heels. We promise: Heels that you can't walk in? They don't look good on anyone.
A totally sheer top. While a cutout or eyelet top may reveal a bit of your sexy lace bra, there's no need to go too bare. Make sure your underwear isn't totally visible to everyone who looks your way.
Too-tight dresses. As hot as you think you look standing up, have you ever tried to sit down in one of these? Cross your legs? Make this night about you--avoid dresses that force you to think more about how uncomfortable you are than the person sitting across the table from you at dinner.
Head-to-toe red. We know, red is the color of the holiday. Don a flirty cherry colored mini, a ruby toned lace top, even fire engine hued flats. Just please don't wear them all together. That, dear friends, is what we like to call over-the-top.
Too much perfume. Make an entrance all on your own. There's no need for your guy (or gaggle of girls!) to smell you miles before you walk through the door. We don't care how good that perfume smells after a few puffs.
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