Desk to Date Style

Dressing for the dating scene isn’t always easy. Actually, let’s be honest, it’s downright frightening. And this doesn’t just apply to the ladies – whether it’s a first, second, or third date, the pressure is on for guys, too.

So, to help my fellow daters out, I’ve pulled together a little dating dress code. The best part? These outfits go from the office to the restaurant, because as we all know, in the corporate world, there isn’t always time to run home and change before the big night out.

For the Ladies:
Keep things polished and simple. For a first date, an LBD is always a great choice. But, to amp things up, try a little red dress in a classic shift silhouette. It’s daring but still demure and sophisticated. As for the shoes? Stick to heels – or “man-bait” as shoe legend Christian Louboutin calls them. A simple pump in nude is a great way to elongate the leg.

For the gents:
Remember: A suit isn’t necessary. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to go all out to impress a gal. A crisp collared shirt in classic black or white with khakis will do just fine – better than fine. What’s important are the details: polished loafers, a sleek leather belt, and a slick wristwatch (not to mention being on time) take a simple office outfit to debonair date attire.

Looking for work-to-date attire? Find it in our Calvin Klein Boutique, opening Thursday, September 13 at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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September 13, 2012