What to wear on a hot date, now there’s a question! After close to 20 years with Mr TTO date nights are more lukewarm than red hot but I really enjoy the excitement of breaking with routine and having a good excuse to dress up.
Date night style formula
It’s fair to say that my date night style has thankfully evolved since my single days (I generally wear more clothes for a start) but I still want a killer outfit that makes me feel like a million dollars.
I had some cigarette pants tailor made by Distinctively Me recently and they are fast becoming my go-to trousers for absolutely every occasion. I wore them for the first time on a night out with the Mr and I felt so good because cigarette pants are just so darn sexy – it’s that cheeky ankle flashing length you see.
Getting something tailor made was a completely new experience for me, it’s not a service that is traditionally sold to women, so when the PR contacted me about it I wasn’t sure. My husband, who has had clothes tailor made in the past convinced me to go for it and I’m really glad I did because it’s a great experience and I am so pleased with the results!
I gave up buying ‘smart’ trousers a few years ago because getting the right fit and the right length can be an arduous task. I am 5ft 1in and a UK size 12 and I have 3 cesarean sections under my belt. Generally speaking, most trousers need an alteration regardless of how much I spend on them or where I buy them.
The price of a pair of trousers like this is about the same as buying from a high-end high street store such as Reiss or the same as buying several cheap pairs that don’t fit you properly.
Yes getting something tailor made is a bigger up-front investment in terms of time and money but I promise it’s worth it because you will get a completely bespoke garment that fits perfectly and will go the distance. If you are into slow fashion, sustainability and buying into British brands then you really should consider using a service such as Distinctively Me.
So for any hot date I would suggest choosing a confidence boosting outfit, for me it’s my new cigarette pants and my favourite white shirt (statement sleeves essential). Heels that require minimal walking and my old but still stunning Lulu Guinness Lips clutch. Just add good company and champagne for the perfect night!
What’s your date night style?
With thanks to Distinctively Me, as always all words and opinions are my own.
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