This. is. not. a. drill.
Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, and there’s still time to pick an outfit that’s sure to be love at first sight. As I continue my series of plus size Valentine’s Day outfits for your inspiration, I thought to myself, “It’s time we kick things up a notch with a traditional, fancy dinner date outfit.” So, that’s what you’re getting today with a super pretty option from Fashion Nova.
In my last post, we took a look at a classic red dress. That’s why for my glam evening outfit, I opted for a lovely (and unexpected) magenta. Vibrant, eye-catching, and all around lovely, this bold hue is sure to make you the star of any room you walk into.
One reason I chose this piece was for its flirty detailing. The rhinestone neckline takes away the need for a necklace. For Valentine’s Day – especially when it falls on a weekday as it does this year – I love to keep my looks easy to wear while still delivering plenty of “wow” factor. Because let’s be real, a lot of us will be heading out straight from work, and won’t have time to be fussing with things like accessories. The neck detail combined with the beautiful color and silky feel make this dress a winner in every way.
go easy on yourself (and your wallet)
Another reason I love this dress: The skater style is so forgiving, giving my silhouette a smooth appearance without any shapewear needed. On a night that I’m trying to enjoy myself and eat to my heart’s content, from the appetizer course all the way through dessert, skipping on shaping garments will keep me comfortable the entire evening.
Plus, it’s such a bargain. At the time I wrote this post, it was on sale for $25. Now, that’s a steal that steals my heart! Better yet, use code SARAHJANEREIGN for 20% off, which drops this beauty below $20. You really can’t find a better deal than that for a gorgeous plus size Valentine’s Day look. A common refrain among the plus size community is how impossible it is to be curvy and dress fashionably without breaking the bank – so I think it’s certainly important to show support for companies like Fashion Nova who offer trendy plus size fashion at an accessible price.
Where would you wear this dress, honeybees? It’s date night-ready for sure, so I’m feeling it for a nice dinner at a steakhouse, or perhaps a trip to the theatre to see a play or musical. No matter where you take it, one thing’s for certain: this one is a stunner.
*This dress was gifted to me by Fashion Nova. All opinions are my own.
Photography by Wonderland Exchange