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Date night: Glam up for an evening out with someone special

Helen Carson on what to wear for that romantic moment

Published 10/08/2015

Dress, £27, La Redoute
Dress, £27, La Redoute
Dress, £19, La Redoute
Dress, £185, House of Fraser
Dress, £39, clutch, £16, M&Co
Dress, £120, Phase Eight
Top, £29, skirt, £32, bag, £22, Very

Dinner a deux is always a good reason to glam up - whether it's a first date or a rare evening out for busy parents with a night-pass away from the usual family responsibilities.

As sunny summer colours begin to fade out, giving way to a more muted palette and chillier climes, there is no occasion like dining out to add a welcome bit of bling.

From shimmering bejewelled tops in midnight blue to beautiful, satin-finished, fitted dresses teamed with strappy heels or a sexy shoe boot, there is still an opportunity to flash a little bit of sun-kissed flesh.

Channel your inner movie goddess in show-stopping red which is going to set the winter months on fire.

Achieve the siren look with a cinched-in top or pencil skirt - as sassy dressing is always on the menu on date night.

Meanwhile, the maxi look is not just for sandy shores as this beach classic has made it into the colder months now, especially for a special occasion. A long column dress in gold or another metallic hue is sure to turn heads.

And it's easy to add some razzmatazz to your night-time look, with sequins and sparkle featuring a lot in the forthcoming season.

Florals have also turned over a new leaf, having been stolen from the summer and blossomed into lovely winter florals. Dresses, bags and even shoes can add a stunning pop of colour when the evenings have turned drab.

Finally, cute clutches are the only detail that counts, so choose on-trend animal print, metallic or encrusted with jewels for A-list looks, which means you will be ushered to the best table in the house on arrival. Bon appetit!

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