Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gretta's Got It: Date Wear
Ladies, you no longer have to struggle with what to wear on a date. Seven's style expert Gretta Monahan breaks it down and shows us exactly which look is right for every occasion on Gretta's Got It.
WSVN -- Gretta Monahan: "What girl doesn't love a great date? Well, whether it's the first one or you have been married for years, the perfect place to start is with a perfect outfit, but picking out the perfect pieces can be daunting, so I am going to show you the dos and don'ts of date wear.
Gretta Monahan: "So I have enlisted the help from a store affectionately known as First Date."
Gretta Monahan: "The first thing you need to know is what you are dressing for."
Gretta Monahan: "What is the most difficult date to dress for?"
Kerri Barett Brianne: "I would say the more casual ones."
Gretta Monahan: "So if it's just renting a movie or watching TV, go comfy, not sloppy."
Kerri Barett Brianne: "Here we have a great jersey top with black leggings because you don't want to cuddle and watch a move wearing jeans because that's not comfy. It's sexy because it's tight and fitted, but it's not too sexy."
Gretta Monahan: "Drink-after-work dates can be tricky. Jeans work, but only if you make the outfit fun and flirty."
Gretta Monahan: "This is great. She has a little bit of jewelry up top."
Kerri Barett Brianne: "And just pair it with some jeans and heels to elongate the legs."
Gretta Monahan: "If you want to be sexy and show a little skin, that's fine but not too much."
Kerri Barett Brianne: "Right here, she's showing off the top of her body, but if you're wearing something like I am, show off the legs because you're covered on top, so show off the legs.
Gretta Monahan: "Pick one, not both."
Gretta Monahan: "And be creative when dressing up a dress."
Gretta Monahan: "This dress works because she's tall, just like this, but if you're petite and under five-five, like me, I recommend cinching with a belt."
Gretta Monahan: "First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to the all-important date."
Kerri Barett Brianne: "We have a lot of girls coming in with a date dilemma which is, 'I am meeting his parents, what do I wear?'"
Gretta Monahan: "That's a big one."
Gretta Monahan: "So, to meet the parents, go with something a little conservative but cute. A long sweater and belt over jeans makes up a great look any mom would love."
Gretta Monahan: "You can actually put this top over leggings or a little fitted skirt, so, when you are no longer with the parents, you can go out for a late night date."
Gretta Monahan: "Then, there are always those dates where you want to stand out in a crowd."
Kerri Barett Brianne: "So, if you are invited to a wedding or a formal event, we definitely recommend pairing a great jacket with a dress underneath."
Gretta Monahan: "Complete the look with a coordinating bag."
Gretta Monahan: "So definitely go beyond basic black. You can see a little color makes it pop."
Gretta Monahan: "The best advice when searching for date duds is wear what makes you feel good."
Gretta Monahan: "So, whether your status is single or taken, you got the scoop on what it takes to look great on any date. I'm Gretta for Gretta's Got It.
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