Style Tips: The Advice Every Man Should Live By

The moments that take you out of your routine? You know, when you dress up, get together with the guys, or treat your significant other to a nice dinner? They’re the ones that really count. So make time for them – and learn how to dress for them, while you’re at it.

Men's Style Tips from Rue La La

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March 13, 2014

Date-Night Dresses by Occasion: What to Wear on That Big Night Out

Date night is officially on the calendar. Now, the all-important decision that trumps all else – what to wear? For me, dresses are the ready-in-five, instant-polish pieces that win every time. (Seriously, who doesn’t love a girl in a killer dress?) Here are three versatile styles for your spring and summer outings.

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The First Date
Pick a body-conscious style in a solid shade. This taupe version is slimming while also being super comfortable (thank you, jersey). Bonus? The diamond-embossed pattern is essentially wrinkle-repellant, so if you’re doing the classic dinner and a movie – read: a lot of sitting – you’ll still look polished when the time comes to say good night. Consider ruching, banding, and ribbing a date-night dress’s best friends.

The Wedding Date
No need to compete for Best Dressed (the bride’s got that covered), but you can definitely come close. Show off your shape in a figure-flattering, not-too-clingy style, and stay away anything too overtly trendy. This dress strikes that just-right balance. Romantic in a pastel shade of light pink. Flirty with shoulder-baring straps. Totally tasteful at knee length. The solid color and classic shape also allow for endless styling options. Fascinator, anyone?

The Dancing Date
Go for something fun and flirty. Short skirts are a must for ease of movement and for putting those stellar moves – and stems – on display. Fitted on the bottom and swingy on top, this punchy blue halter dress brings together the best of both worlds. Add high-heeled sandals and you’re ready to hit the dance floor in style.

Our Nicole Miller Boutique opens Tuesday, May 7, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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May 7, 2013

Spotlight On: Dresses for Every Occasion

For all the season’s highly anticipated (or soon-to-be-planned) occasions, these are the classy, flirty, and fancy dresses I simply can’t say no to.

Dream Job
Looking to stand out in an interview? Skip the scented résumé and opt for this classic pencil dress with a jewel neckline. It’s a silhouette they’ll expect in a color they’ll never forget.

Date Night
The perfect balance between modesty and mystery – this fun, flirty number brings attention to your waist and legs without showing too much skin.

LPD
Every season calls for the ever-versatile LPD (little print dress). This modern update on the polka dot is both work- and party-appropriate.

Girls’ Night
There are some looks that only our girlfriends can truly appreciate. With shoulder-to-hem ruffles and double buttons on the cuffs (this isn’t your average shirtdress), just wait for the all-approving jaws to drop.

Black Tie
First: find the perfect dress. Second: find the perfect occasion. This is the kind of floor-length gown we plan parties around.

Find these dresses (and more!) at our One-Piece Wonders: Dresses for Every Occasion Boutique, opening Tuesday, October 23 at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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October 23, 2012

Killer Style in Killers

“DATE NIGHT” WITH BLOGGERS CHRISTINE MITCHELL AND SKIP BROOKS

Date Night

Ready for “Date Night”? Shortly after Christine Mitchell started her blog N’East Style, she reached out to Skip Brooks, creator of the style blog Alex Grant, in the hopes of starting a collaboration project. Inspired by a post Christine had done on the style of “Jaws,” Skip proposed they recreate outfits from their favorite movies in a “Date Night” series. While Skip puts together the lead male role’s look, Christine handles the lead female. Both outfits appear on “N’East Style” every Friday and Saturday. With a host of avid readers eager to recommend movies, Christine and Skip agreed to sneak Killers in just for us.
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June 28, 2010