Three things inspired this post today: 1) I actually have a date night tonight (we are terrible about doing this, so it’s NEWS) 2) I have recently decided I am too old to be fiddling with complicated underwear of any sort and 3) a reader/ clients asked for a post about date night outfits for “mature” ladies/ busy moms.
So here it is. A bunch of date night outfits, none of which require a strapless bra or two pairs of Spanx. Because I want to eat my pasta and drink my wine in peace and comfort and not be worried about a wardrobe malfunction or a waistband digging into my stomach. Also, I’ve locked down my date for LIFE, so while I want to look pretty, I’m not going to the ends of the earth and making myself uncomfortable in order to look a certain way. :) Sorry honey! The above dress (from my new spread in Mini Magazine, ahem!) is a great example- I can wear my normal bra, it’s super flattering and feminine and looks awesome with some simple heels. Done and done.
Bodysuits are pretty key here as they stay tucked in so no fiddling. I usually size up one size on bodysuits because of my circus freak length torso and also I don;t want them super duper tight.
White jeans and a great top are sort of my go to (the yellow one comes in plus sizes too!) Also the pair of jeans with that top is my ULTIMATE favorite flattering white jean.
This first dress I ordered (and yes you can wear a bra) and the cut is crazy flattering. Top any of these with a denim jacket too to dress it down a little.
*Photo by Sarah Winchester for Mini Magazine.