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5 Tips On How To Nail A Classy, Not Trashy, Valentine's Date Night Look

There's always a fine line between 'enough' and 'too much'!

Valentine’s Day. Either you love it, or you hate it.

But whether you're going out on a romantic date or heading to the club with the single ladies, February 14th remains a great excuse to dress up. After all, what better way to celebrate the Day of Hearts by loving yourself, embracing your body, and celebrating your own kind of sexy?

In true Metro fashion, we're sharing foolproof styling tips on how you can look fierce and undeniably sexy, without looking trashy. For your dose of practical wardrobe tips, scroll ahead!

On wearing little black dresses

There's a reason why LBDs are staple pieces—they're extremely versatile, and they complement any body type.

When donning an LBD for date night, don't wear something that reveals more than it should. Metro ladies, you don't  have to show a lot of skin in order to look sexy!

Here are examples of dresses that are a bit 'too much':

MISSGUIDED Slinky Lace Back Strappy Maxi Dress

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MISSGUIDED Slinky Lace Back Strappy Maxi Dress

Maxi dress from MISSGUIDED, P1819

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Get Laud Maxi Dress

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Get Laud Maxi Dress

Get Laud maxi dress, P1,799

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To turn you outfit date night-appropriate, do remember the golden rule: always maintain balance!

Choose only one asset to highlight. To shine the spotlight on your amazing legs, choose a slit or mini dress with classic necklines such as sweetheart, tube, boat, and square. To bring the focus on your décolletage, don a sultry neckline (ie. plunging), while keeping the rest of your outfit's silhouette minimal.

ZOO LABEL Sweetheart Midi Dress

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ZOO LABEL Sweetheart Midi Dress

ZOO Label Sweetheart Midi Dress, P2690

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Vesper Bandeau Maxi Dress

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Vesper Bandeau Maxi Dress

Vesper bandeau maxi dress, P1949

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MISSGUIDED Satin Ruched Mini Dress

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MISSGUIDED Satin Ruched Mini Dress

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On high heels

Never underestimate how sky-high heels can boost your confidence.

Metro Style Top: If you're going for a more sophisticated vibe, don't walk in a pair that has studs, an abundance of glitter and embellishments, or a chunky platform.

Try to avoid sporting heels over five inches—as jaw-dropping as they may be, they're not the most comfortable pair to walk around in, especially after a long night.

Valentino leather sandals

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Valentino leather sandals

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Jimmy Choo Velvet Platform Sandals

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Jimmy Choo Velvet Platform Sandals

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Do step in heels with flat soles—trust us when we say they look more expensive than their chunkier counterparts. 

Do choose shoes with classic, simple silhouettes for a chic, elegant touch. 

Most importantly, do wear heels you feel comfortable dancing all night long in!

AQUAZZURA PUMPS

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AQUAZZURA PUMPS

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ALEXANDRE BIRMAN SANDALS

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ALEXANDRE BIRMAN SANDALS

ALEXANDRE BIRMAN Sandals, P422478

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AQUAZZURA SANDALS

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AQUAZZURA SANDALS

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On wearing pants

For modern boss ladies, ditching date night's traditional dress for empowering pants is an extension of everyday life.

Metro Style Tip: Don't wear denims or casual jeans to a fancy date. 

RTA denim jeans

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RTA denim jeans

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Do invest in dressy pantsuits that give off a statuesque look. Not only do they give off an illusion of length, but they also boost one's confidence. Nothing's sexier than empowered women!

GALVAN Paneled crepe jumpsuit

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GALVAN Paneled crepe jumpsuit

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NA-KD Plunging V-Cut Jumpsuit

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ZALORA EVENING JUMPSUIT

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ZALORA EVENING JUMPSUIT

ZALORA EVENING Twist Detail Tapered Jumpsuit, P949

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On wearing a net pantyhose

Just don't.

Metro Style Tip: No matter what one thinks about wearing fishnets to a casual date, we recommend that one simply does not.

 Instead of a net pantyhose, do wear leggings instead—they're certainly more stylish and appropriate.


Mango cotton leggings

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On choosing purses

For the woman-on-the-go, it's  unimaginable to leave the house without her essentials: credit cards, car keys, and her favorite lipstick.

Metro Style Tip: Don't wear an oversized bag to a romantic night out—no matter how fancy the brand is. Practical, large purses are reserved for everyday use (e.g.. the office, the mall, and brunch).

FENDI PRINTED MESH TOTE

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Do top off your date night outfit with a dainty mini bag. With lots of designs available, you can go from fun and flirty to refined and  sophisticated, however way you want it.

GUCCI QUILTED SATIN TOTE

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GUCCI QUILTED SATIN TOTE

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CHLOÉ MINI BAG

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CHLOÉ MINI BAG

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Banner photos from Vesper, Missguided, and ZOO Label