Valentineâ??s Day is almost here and you’re going to need a great outfit: Pippa Lynch offers some stylish suggestions for the your big date…..

Valentineâ??s Day is a great day to slow down and take a little time out for you and your partner.  We want you to enjoy that time, so we have set out to make your Valentineâ??s Day a little less stressful – no more bothering about what to wear when he says â??wear whatever you want!â?

Here are some tips for navigating the murky waters of your partnerâ??s date invitation:
Smart Date:

These are usually evening occasions, which might include dinner, theatre or dancing.  The classic Little Black Dress is always a winner – pair with some killer heels and youâ??re good to go. 

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Prom dresses are also very trendy at the moment and will give a you a more playful and feminine edge.  But a more formal date doesnâ??t necessarily mean Black Tie – think Cocktail.  This means short dresses in bright or neutral colours, with hair up or down.
Casual Date

Ah, the casual date – now this is where it gets tricky as men fancy themselves somewhat creative in their choice of date venue.  Prepare yourself for anything from ice-skating to bowling. 

But to ensure that you are not wearing stilettos to a romantic strawberry picking extravaganza, here are some guidelines for dressing for a casual date: fabulous jeans with bejewelled sandals will be appropriate for any sort of date, whether it involves lots of walking or simply sitting down. 
Given that February is still a warm month, you can also get away with wearing a summer dress paired with ballet flats or sandals

If you think the date might extend into the evening, wrap a shawl around your shoulders and fasten with a brooch.  Accessories can make or break an outfit, so whatever you do, ensure that you have a fabulous bag by your side – large clutches and statement bags are all the rage this season.