If you’re looking for love on Valentine’s Day or already have the girl of your dreams, then it’s always worth looking your best and dressing smart to impress your significant other. While it might not be appropriate or necessary to wear a three piece suit or tuxedo to your Valentine’s date it’s worth considering doing something where you need to dress smartly to wow your other half. Here are a few situations where you might want to dress to the nines.
A Night at the Opera or Ballet
Going to the opera has historically been a classy occasion, and whilst nowadays it’s not obligatory to wear a top and tails, most people will make an effort to dress up. Wearing a smart shirt with tie, waistcoat and jacket will be enough to fit in.
The classiness of the opera house is also the perfect place to set the romantic mood. If you take your partner here, it will doubtless be a memorable occasion – just make sure you don’t see a tragedy!
If you’ve plucked up the courage to ask your dream date out on the most romantic night of the year, then you’ll want to make sure that you look your best. While it’s over the top to go full formal wear, it’s a good idea to wear a shirt and smart trousers. You could even accessorise with a neat tie or waistcoat to show your new beau that you know how to pull out all the stops!
Paying a bomb for some lobster and caviar might be the right way to your lover’s heart, but turning up to the restaurant in jeans and a T-shirt is a no-no. Invest in a decent dinner jacket and some smart shoes, and turn up at the restaurant early if you’re meeting there!
Popping the Question
It might be a cliché to get down on one knee on Valentine’s Day, but as cheesy as it is, your girlfriend will probably find it utterly romantic! Even if you’re not the sort of couple who celebrate Valentine’s Day it can be unexpected and add to the surprise.
While it might be unusual to get dressed up for the proposal, putting some effort into asking the big question will make the moment more special for your other half. Put your finest shirt on, maybe even accompany it with your favourite tie, and go in for the plunge. Good luck!
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Bill Weston writes on a range of topics including mens fashion, such as tuxedo’s and waistcoats as part of valentines attire.