Romance isn’t something we typically celebrate in our everyday wardrobe. Between school, work, and brunch with friends, our favorite pair of jeans and a staple jacket usually does the trick. But for those times when life calls for something a bit more daring than our ordinary look – hello, Valentine’s Day – we suddenly find ourselves thrashing through the back of our closets for something different. Maybe it’s the pressure of what we think we’re supposed to look like (e.g. a Victoria’s Secret Angel), rather than what we actually want to feel like. Or, maybe it’s the fact that the pressure to impress seems to accompany most obviously drop-dead sexy style choices. The definition of romance, however, is open to interpretation. Yours, that is!
Throw those painful stilettos and cliché bandage dresses aside: a realistically flirty look should be achieved with soft, flowing and elegantly understated details. Oftentimes we’re dressing for girls, but when it comes to romance that’s in fact not what appeals most to guys. Case in point – guys aren’t looking to hang out with over-the-top Beverly Hills Barbie; they’d rather keep it cool with down-to-earth and effortlessly sexy, Miss Penny Lane. That’s why we’re loving Planet Blue’s recent lookbook chock-filled with soft, romantic options that are subtly suggestive all with the laid back and “au natural” appeal of your favorite white tee, black bra situation that your man loves so much. Let’s face it, we’re all lovestruck for simplicity and comfort.
Known for being the epitome of cool, authentic style, Planet Blue’s Heartbreak Hotel collection carries with it just the right amount of romance that flows perfectly in its own free-spirited way. Tereza looked purely ethereal in the shoot, her stunning looks accentuated with touches of lace and balanced details. A flirty, flowing romper shows off her enviable gams, while the longsleeves conceal and leave something to the imagination. Similarly, an eye-catching Love & Lemons dress brings a romantic dose of red lace, and its sheer sleeves actually achieve a more stand-out style choice than the typical spaghetti strap. And a stunning magenta gown is sealed with a kiss of lace and an intimate surprise: it’s backless.
Browse the rest of our favorite looks below, and we can just about guarantee it will leave you in the mood for love.