Date-night style is much more complex than pulling out your "freakum dress.” But, as usual, Beyoncé does have a point. Wearing an outfit that feels so foolproof, flattering, and you makes anyone exude confidence, especially on a certain Cupid-centric holiday. But, squeezing into a sexy dress is far from the only way to do it, and we've got 12 fashion insiders and style stars who can vouch for that.
On any average day, the women ahead are wearing — and making — the designs that we’d often reach for come date night. And, as we found out, the styles they go to for their most intimate evenings don’t deviate much from what we see in public. Across the board, the models, muses, and fashion’s coolest business ladies could all agree that dating does not mean relying on a wardrobe of LBDs. And because they’ve all got strong sartorial POVs — and plenty of anecdotes when it comes to love — they bestowed their date-night pearls of wisdom on us. Read this before getting ready for tonight.