Winter Dating Style Survival


Dorothy Perkins winter date style

Sometimes, it’s best to leave the trickiest ‘what to wear’ situations to the experts. Case in point: dressing for a first date. Cue Dorothy Perkins… We’ve turned to the experts to learn the do’s and don’ts of dressing for a first date. For example, are flats acceptable for date number one? Should you really wear bright red lipstick? Check out all their honest answers, right this way.

Top tip #1: Dress or separates for a first date?

You know what your assets are. Go with that. If you’ve got killer legs, rock a dress or skirt. If you’ve got curves to kill up top, go with a dainty blouse and maybe some dark skinny jeans. One rule to rule them all is: never reveal both legs and bust—you must leave something to the imagination.

First date outfit – Dressy

Wherever you go this outfit says ‘date me’. It’s stylish, understated and shows just the right amount of leg. All you need is some lippy and attitude and you’re off to find your dream man!

Shearling jacket date outfit Dorothy Perkins


First date outfit – Dressed down

Pinny dresses and Waterfall jackets are the must-wear items of AW15. Cinched in at the waist and covered up in something borrowed from the boys this outfit is cool enough to get you noticed at the bar, strolling through the park or chilling out in a coffee shop.

Neutral first date outfit Dorothy Perkins

Camel Brushed Boyfriend Coat £49, Tan Buckle Block Sandals £29


Top tip #2: Flats or heels on a first date?

There are 2 kinds of circumstances for this dilemma. If he is your height go flat. If he’s a tall drink of water add some heels! They boost your confidence and make you feel sexy. They also make your calves and ankles look good, so why not! If you’re not used to wearing heels go for one that’s blocked and lower, this way you still get the added posture without the aching soles!

Winter boots date style by Dorothy Perkins


Top tip #3: the outfit combo you can’t go wrong with for a first date

With winter approaching, heeled boots or pumps with a mini skirt and a tailored shearling jacket would look killer. Or, if you want to feel more comfortable, replace the mini skirt with skinny black or indigo jeans.

Perfect winter date outfit Dorothy Perkins


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