Bargain Dress For Date Night

Valentine’s week is fast approaching and whether you’re headed out for a night of romance with your other half or dancing the night away with friends, you’re going to need a bangin’ outfit.  I say week because lets face it, Valentines is pretty rubbish when it falls mid week as most of us are at work and can’t saunter out into the night to get sozzled with the one we love, looking absolutely lush.  Therefore, Valentines week, or rather weekend it is.

Trouble is, its the start of a new year, we’ve just had our January pay and after the extra long month of what feels like utter first world destitution, we’re at severe risk of blowing it all by the second week of February.

Don’t look at me like that… most of us have done it; lived frugally all January because we spent our December pay partying like the cast of Geordie Shore and then felt like we’d won the lottery come the end of the month.  Only to find that we’re skint again by the second week of February because lets face it, our bills still need to be paid, even when there’s last minute sales shopping to be done.

For those who want to have it all, i.e. a gorgeous new outfit, several nights out AND their bills paid, I’d suggest taking advantage of the last of the January sales.  There’s plenty of outfits that are still perfect to wear post Christmas, especially those in shades of red, wine, pink and not forgetting, black.

I’ve been scouring the internet and well girls, I have bagged a bargain.  I’m feeling quite chuffed about it even if I do say so myself!

The Curve Livy Dress from In The Style is down from £29.99 to a mere £9.99.  In a rich wine shade that looks even more sumptuous in the crushed velvet fabric, this dress is one that you can wear for date nights for the remainder of the winter and still pull it out for the party season later in the year.

In The Style have got the sizing of this dress spot on and the cut is beautiful.  I love swing styles, particularly for my shape as I’m smaller at my bust and disproportionately larger around the middle.  This shape glides over curves and really makes the most of my figure. I really love the styling of the choker neckline and that cut out detail is great for showing a pop of cleavage.

The Curve Livy Dress is lightweight but still a warmer option to wear thanks to the velvet fabric and the long sleeves that have plenty of room in them and provide a little extra coverage.  I like that with this dress you have the option of wearing it on its own with strappy heels or adding tights or leggings to it for extra coverage or warmth.

When I was deciding how to style it, I tried it on with my thigh high boots, my strappy heels and my platform sandals and it looked gorgeous with either option so really the choice is yours.

It also looks great if you pair it with a faux fur or faux suede gilet or even a leather jacket but then again, you might not want to as it would be a shame to cover up the keyhole and button detailing at the back of the dress.  Its extra touches like this that I really appreciate in an outfit and that push me to try new things with my hair; keep it down and straight or pull it to the side curled or pinned up to show off the back?  There’s plenty of different ways to wear it which makes me think that I’m getting even more of a bargain for my £9.99 this Valentines Day!

There’s plenty of sizes left and In The Style offer Next Day Delivery too so get shopping girls before its too late!

What plans do you have this Valentines Day?  Have you got your outfit sorted yet?  How would you style this dress?


  1. Emily Leary, A Mummy Too
    February 20, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    What a lovely dress! It really suits you and I love the colour. What a bargain!

  2. Joanna Victoria -x
    February 20, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    What a bargain! Love the colour of this dress it really suits you. I've not brought from in The Style before what is sizing like?

  3. Five Little Doves
    February 20, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Oh this is gorgeous! I love velvet, and that colour looks great on you too!

  4. Yeah Lifestyle
    February 20, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    That is a lovely dress and love it even more as you got it for a bargain. Great colour too x

  5. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    February 20, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    Now that is a gorgeous dress, I absolutely LOVE the colour and it looks so good on you. I can't believe it is only £9.99 as well – what a bargain!

  6. Rhian Westbury
    February 21, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Wow that is such a great deal for the dress if they have my size I might need to snap one up x

  7. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    February 21, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Such a great bargain for this dress. I also love the colour on you.

  8. Rachael Robinson
    February 21, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Oh this dress is gorgeous, and what a bargain! I love the velvet and the colour, simply beautiful. Your shoes are gorgeous too.

  9. Christine Dela Cruz
    February 21, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Oh, that is such a lovely dress and it really fits on you. and very affordable. Perfect for a Valentine's Date Out.

  10. The London Mum
    February 21, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Oh my!!! I love!! The colour and texture is just beautiful!

  11. Charli B
    February 22, 2018 / 7:48 am

    I actually love this dress, I want it… Such an enabler Laura haha! You look lush in it too xxx

  12. A Day In The Life Of A Mum Of 6
    February 22, 2018 / 10:29 am

    I love velvet dresses they are so classy. This colour is stunning on you Laura x

  13. Annie B
    February 22, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    That's such a beautiful shade on you. What a pretty dress – I guess you can dress it up or down with boots and a leather jacket

  14. Nayna Kanabar
    February 23, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I love the texture and colour of this dress. You can't ever go wrong with velvet. The cut is stylish and really suits you.

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