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Date Night Wears – What do Men Really Notice?

Date Night Wears – What do Men Really Notice?

Thinking back, I remember the days when I would spend precious time getting ready for a date. I would spend hours doing my makeup perfectly and making sure that I didn’t have a hair out of place.  As well as putting the time and effort into getting ready for a date, us girls also have to think about where our date will be. There’s nothing worse than being over or under dressed. So, finding the appropriate outfit for the type of date we’re going on is always at the forefront of our minds. I’ve always loved getting dressed up, so enjoy spending this time getting ready, but I can’t help but wonder if the men in our lives really notice all of the effort we put it to making ourselves look beautiful!

Well, I may have the answer to that burning question! Recently, River Island have launched their Dates campaign and have asked 3000 men what really goes through their minds when they’re on a date! I for one was really surprised by the results and I’m sure you will be too!

 

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Men on Dating

On figure that isn’t surprising to me is that a huge, 79% of men think that women are testing them on a first date. I can imagine that a lot of men feel a little on the spot when they meet someone new for the first time. Just like us, I’m sure they want to make a good impression and I bet they spend time wondering what goes through the mind of a woman on a date too!

What I did find surprising was that as much as 50% of men don’t notice if their date has a new haircut! Considering the amount of time and money we spend on making sure our hair looks fabulous, it definitely makes me wonder if we should cut ourselves a little slack when we’re getting ready. Having said that, there’s no better feeling than having hair that’s on point!

One figure that I would have hope would be higher, is the amount of men who are interested in what us women have to say! Only 44% admitted to being more interested in the pearls of wisdom coming from their date, as opposed to how they are dressed. I don’t think there’s anything more attractive that good conversation and having a laugh, maybe it’s a little too much to hope for from the boys though!

Now be honest, how much time do you spend getting your outfit absolutely right? A date outfit for girls has to be so many things; comfortable, the right cut, on trend and so much more. All of this goes through our minds when we’re getting ready and it turns out that our dates appreciate the amount of thought that goes into it. So well done guys, as a whole 48% of you between the ages of 18-24 remember your dates style after only seeing them once! I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that 49% of men prefer women to wear dresses on their first date, but younger men are more likely to prefer to see their date in their jeans and favourite shirt!

 

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*This post was written in collaboration with River island, with all statistics provided from their Dates campaign survey.

 

 

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Summer Wedding Style

Summer Wedding Style

Summer is well and truly in full swing and with it comes the wedding season in all its glory! It’s time to ditch the jeans and adorn ourselves in pretty dresses, ready for the celebrations to commence! Since becoming a parent though, dressing for the inevitable onset of Summer weddings has become a little more difficult than it used to be. Long gone are the days when I could grab clothes off of the hanger without even trying them on! These days a bit more thought has to go into the style of dress that I choose.

Now that I have two toddlers to chase around after, the outfits that I choose have to be practical as well as pretty. A sophisticated cut and flattering colour are at the top of my tick list when it comes to adding to my wardrobe. Mummy style is nothing if not well thought out! These days my first choice is more often than not a mid-length chiffon number that nips in at the waist. I find this style to be the most comfortable and that it’s also great to hide a multitude of sins!

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I must admit though, I lose all sense of practicality when it comes to shoes. I like them pointy and I like them high. This doesn’t make running around after my girls all that easy, but a girl has to have good shoes, right? There’s  nothing better than putting on a beautiful dress and finishing off the look with some killer heels!

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I’m all about accessorising my outfits too. Practicality has to rule here too though, having children means that heading out to a wedding for the day requires taking everything but the kitchen sink! An over sized bag can still be bang on trend though, out with the clutch and in with tote!

I love to wear long necklaces with bright colours, just to add a bit of sparkle to my outfit. The best thing about a long necklace is that it keeps the littlest of brood happy at the most crucial of moments, after all no one wants to hear the wails of a baby right in the middle of the ceremony!

 

How has your style changed since you had children?

 

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*This post was written in collaboration with quizclothing.co.uk.

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