Red Lipstick & Plus Size Black Dress for Date Night

Kiko Red Lipstick & Plus Size Black Dress from Yoek at Navabi for Date Night

When there’s a last minute date night on the cards, its great to have a simple black dress in your wardrobe that you can pop on with a moments notice.  Add some heels and a slick of a red lipstick and you’re ready to head out of the door.

This plus size black dress is the Fitted Waist Jersey Maxi Dress by Yoek that I got from Navabi recently.  If you’re someone who loves high quality fabrics that have a weight to them then this piece is for you.

Kiko Red Lipstick & Plus Size Black Dress from Yoek at Navabi for Date Night

Blacker than black, it skims the body and creates a gorgeous silhouette.  The dress comes in dual sizes and I would say that its true to size; I chose a 22/24.  Length wise, I’m 5ft 5″ and as you can see, this dress hits me a couple of inches above the ankles so if you’re taller than I am and a similar shape then this wont be a maxi dress length on you but if you’re petite then it should be long enough without trailing on the floor.

Not all black dresses are made the same; finding one that has a great shape is key.  I love the neckline of this dress the most as it has a V shape with a tie detail at the bust and a elasticated panel beneath the bust which is very flattering and ensures that the dress hangs beautifully.

Kiko Red Lipstick & Plus Size Black Dress from Yoek at Navabi for Date Night

The fabric of this plus size dress doesn’t crinkle easily so it is a great option to take away with you on holiday as it shouldn’t crease too badly in your case.  The maxi dress style is casual enough for a night having dinner by the pool and you can simply throw it on as part of a quick change after the beach and the slinky, darkness of the material ensures that its also dressy enough to wear as a date night dress back at home.

I’ve simply popped it on with my Primark flatforms (similar here, high end alternative here) and my Lulu Guinness Black Lips Clutch which are staple pieces in my wardrobe.  They go with the vast majority of outfits and instantly take an outfit from day to night.  If I were to wear this dress in the daytime, it would look lovely with some flat sandals and perhaps a cropped denim jacket or a cardigan but for a night time, wedges and a clutch are the way to go.

Kiko Red Lipstick & Plus Size Black Dress from Yoek at Navabi for Date Night

To instantly take my makeup from day to night, I like to pop on a red lip.  The key is to pick one that suits your colouring, both for your skin and hair colour and in a formula that you feel comfortable to wear.  I’ve had MAC’s Ruby Woo in my lipstick stash for years but the truth is that I never wear it because it is just far too drying on my lips.

Instead, I opt for the Kiko Mirage Lip Stylo Lipstick in 08 Let’s Be Cherry*.  This is a bold lipstick thats opaque in one swipe.  It has a shiny finish that catches the light beautifully.  This lipstick is part of Kiko’s Summer Collection which is a limited edition release from them this year.  I have been trying out a few bits from the collection and can’t wait to tell you more about them in a blog post!

What are your go to outfit and makeup combinations for date night?

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  1. Life-As-Mum
    June 8, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Your outfit is gorgeous! Really suits you and the lipstick goes perfect. Very rarely do i go out, but when I do, it is usually some jeans a nice top. x

  2. Rhian Westbury
    June 8, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Such a lovely dress! I really need to invest in a black dress because as you said they're so useful x

  3. ana de jesus
    June 8, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    It is the perfect date night ottd, I love the black lips clutch especially, I am a big fan of Lulu Guiness.

  4. Author TP Keane
    June 9, 2016 / 12:46 am

    I love this black dress. It's very flattering and suits you well. The contrasting lippy colour is perfect.

  5. Ursula Ball
    June 9, 2016 / 1:38 am

    You look awesome in your date night outfit including that lip purse, love your lipstick shade, and your hair is great! Work girl!

  6. Stella Olojola
    June 9, 2016 / 6:51 am

    This is a lovely outfit. I love your makeup, especially the lipstick.

  7. Harriet Shearsmith
    June 9, 2016 / 8:05 am

    Loving the lippy! You look beautiful, I really love that dress 🙂

  8. Caffeinated Reactions
    June 9, 2016 / 8:53 am

    You look fabulous! The dress is so pretty!

  9. Dannii Martin
    June 9, 2016 / 9:37 am

    You can't do wrong with a black dress. Actually I think all I have are black dresses.

  10. DannyUK
    June 9, 2016 / 10:04 am

    I don't think that there's a single girl in the world that doesn't adore at least one little black dress in their collection!

  11. beautyqueenuk
    June 9, 2016 / 10:06 am

    OOh you look amazing lovely and the red lip really does suit you x

  12. Nicol
    June 9, 2016 / 11:51 am

    you always look amazing. i always go for a black or a navy dress for date night. been meaning to switch it up but i keep resorting to go back to black/navy lol

  13. Hannah Heartss
    June 9, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    This is the perfect outfit – I love your makeup too x

  14. Liz Mays
    June 9, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    The lip color looks so great with black! I love that pretty dress. You find the best stuff!

  15. Jessica McDonnell
    June 9, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    That dress looks so lovely on you. I love lBDs – I own so many of them. x

  16. Lina - Cookies and Cwtches
    June 9, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Red lip and a black dress, you can't go wrong! Beautiful!

  17. Leslie Hernandez
    June 10, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    This is a really great dress for a date you can never go wrong with a black dress and red lips!! You look really pretty 🙂

  18. Melanie Ed
    June 11, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    The dress is very pretty, you can never have enough black dresses.

  19. Anosa Malanga
    June 11, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I do love a good black dress but for date night I try to mimic what boo is wearing as which is mostly skinny jeans (me not him), everyday heels and a lose top with red lipstick and hair tied back

  20. Helen
    June 12, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    That dress is lovely on you Laura – very pretty.

  21. MUMMY'S LITTLE MONKEY (@Jax2000)
    June 13, 2016 / 10:29 am

    I hope you got to go somewhere exciting after getting all dressed up! Love the tie detail, and the pop of lip colour. x

  22. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    June 14, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    You can't go wrong with a red lippy. You look fab!

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