With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, a cosy romantic break would be nice wouldn’t it? Well, if you’re one of the lucky ladies that is being whisked away to the likes of Paris, Rome or Venice, or even our very own London, then you might be in a tizz about what you need to take with you.
Is a suitcase too much for a long weekend? Do you need a fancy dress? What if it rains? We’re here to answer all your questions with our quick guide to what to pack for a romantic city break!
Cities make for brilliant getaways and although it’s tempting just to pack extravagant dresses and heels, remember that the likelihood is that you will be traipsing the streets and sightseeing during the day so you will need some practical everyday-wear too.
Of course, that’s not to say that you don’t need an extravagant dress. After all, it’s a romantic break, you want to look your best and what better time to show off? With that in mind we think it’s important to pack at least two dresses; one show stopping number and one fail safe LBD that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
Here at Littlewoods Blog HQ we love the new Drama Queens range and we think this maxi dress, modelled by
Nikki Sanderson, is perfect for a romantic weekend – a gorgeous teal colour, ruffles and on trend maxi style is everything you need in a romantic dress. For a little black number, we recommend keeping it short, but tasteful, so you can accessorise to make it glam or dress it down with wedges and a wrap. Try this Holly Willoughby Tie Waist dress for a cute, but sophisticated look.
For the daytime you need the essentials. A decent pair of jeans, preferably a dark wash so they can be dressed up, will see you through a day of sightseeing when teamed with a crisp white shirt or stylish tunic top. We love these Wrangler bootcut jeans and you could do much worse than taking a leaf out of Coleen’s book with this smart white shirt. For something a bit more casual why not team a simple white tee with a long line cardigan, like this draped version.
A day dress is also an incredibly versatile piece of clothing to take with you on a romantic break; team with some knee length boots for a great daytime look. Florals are going to be huge this spring so why not go for a cute print? We love this playful tea dress from Holly Willoughby – now there’s a celeb who knows how to rock the cute day dress look and you can look just as lovely in one of her designs.
For a casual, but pretty, girl about town look, teaming a pretty tunic top with leggings and boots is always
a winner – it can be layered if it’s chilly but is loose enough to be cool. Wear with flat ankle boots and you are set for a day of sightseeing! This romantic lace tunic from Yumi is definitely a winner.
So, that leaves us with the age old question – what if it rains? Well, I’m afraid unless you’re jetting off to the other side of the world then it is possible that you may encounter some rain! Make sure you check the weather a few days before you go.
Unless it’s predicted to be very, very cold we recommend going for a timeless Mac coat, like this South one, which will keep out the wind and rain. We also recommend taking (or buying) a little fold up umbrella that will slip easily in your handbag and keep you dry if you do get caught in a downpour.