The Style Common: What to Wear on Date Night

February 22, 2013

The Style Common blogger collective: Alicia Quan of Alicia Fashionista, Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust, Jen Tam of her waise choice and Jennifer Pistor of Prairie Girl in the City
The Style Common blogger collective: Alicia Quan of Alicia Fashionista, Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust, Jen Tam of her waise choice and Jennifer Pistor of Prairie Girl in the City
Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust in a Nine Bird dress, BCBG clutch, ShoeMint shoes and Poshlocket jewelry

Recently, The Style Common did a fun little date-night-themed styling session. One thing I love about our group is that we really represent a lot of diversity, whether it’s through our styles or our body types. I, for one, have a hybrid-type body: strong and athletic but also very distinctly hourglass. Read on to see my tips for dressing for a date night for an athletic figure, and be sure to check out Alicia, Jen T and Jen P‘s tips as well on their blogs!

Athletic Femme

Thanks to all the running, weight-training and swimming I do, I have muscles I don’t mind showing off. An asymmetrical hemline (also known as a mullet dress, but that’s such an unappealing way of describing such a beautiful silhouette) is the perfect way of showcasing my hard-earned muscular legs, while a delicate neckline shows off my shoulders and arms! A few added inches in height, a dash of animal print, some metallic intrigue via some rose gold accessories and I’m good to go! Whether it’s a date with my man or a girls night, I’m set!

Outfit Details: 
Dress, Nine Bird c/o Fossello’s
Shoes c/o ShoeMint
Clutch, BCBG
Bracelet & Necklace c/o Poshlocket

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  • Reply jules February 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    beautiful dress!


  • Reply Mehak February 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Love your look!! it's so simple yet chic and elegant!!


  • Reply Natalie February 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I laughed out loud at the "mullet dress" description. I have never heard that before! You look really lovely,I adore that color on you!

  • Reply Jenna DeSantis February 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    This is soo cute!! I host a monthly link up on my blog for Date Night Ideas and Outfits. This is awesome, great ideas!!

    XO Jenna

  • Reply Kacie February 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    You all look great! But, Shhh, don't tell anyone that yours is my fav 🙂

  • Reply Well... February 23, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Yeah girl, show off those awesome legs!
    I'm an athletic girl myself, so I'm not petite and have muscular tone – which is why I love how you dress and look so gorgeous all the time. Totally inspiring! 🙂

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply Elisabeth February 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Thank you Alex for your comment on my blog, I really appreciate your support! I love this post! Your and Alicia's style is the closest to mine!

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply Christy February 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    You four look absolutely fabulous. I love the color of your dress. I need to be a little bit more creative with my date night outfits instead of just jeans and a "nice blouse". The vibrant colors that you infuse into your outfits are truly inspiring. Thanks for doing such a great job with your blog!


  • Reply Gabrielle February 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    So fab! I love the pictures with the magazines.
    You girls look great xx

  • Reply Abigail Nyirenda February 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Loving that print dress she's wearing!

  • Reply Petite Adventures March 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

    So pretty! Love your dress and heels.

    Have a great weekend!
    Kate xo

  • Reply date diner March 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    In a separate study conducted by Kayser, Elliot, and Feltman (2010), they asked men to interact with women wearing shirts of different colors.
    Fashion for a date

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