Valentine’s Day. Ah, love is in the air. If I’m going to dinner, the movies, the theater or even staying home, the dilemma is “what shall I wear?”
If you go with traditional Valentine’s Day colors, you want to dress in reds, pinks and whites, or a version of the three shades. The color red signifies fire, romance, passion, while the color pink draws up images of love, softness and sweetness. White? Purity and innocence.
So, you fashion diva vixen, even if you’ve been naughty and mischievous, celebrate Valentine’s Day in a vivacious, vibrant fashion way!
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
Valentine’s Day Fun Fact: Valentine’s Day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionaries, and sending greeting cards. Romance at its best!
Popular Valentine’s Day Symbols That are Used Today:
- Heart Shaped Outline
- Handwritten Valentine’s
Countries/Regions Around the World that Celebrate Valentine’s Day or a Similar Holiday:
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Va Va Voom Valentine’s Day fashions around the world; sure to create quite a love stir!
What better time to express your love than in the season of love? Not only through clothes, but through the tummy! Chocolate candies and heart shaped cookies speak volumes of love, satisfy, delight and taste oh so yummy!
Valentine’s Day Fun Fact: While the European folk traditions connected with Saint Valentine and Saint Valentine’s Day have become marginalized by modern Anglo-American customs connecting the day with romantic love, there are some remaining associations connecting the saint with the advent of Spring. While the customs of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the United Kingdom, Valentine’s Day still remains connected with various regional customs in England.
No matter how you choose to spend the day, bask in your own love and your own sense of personal style and dress the fabulous, festive day in your own selected way!
Sensual, sexy, alluring, passionate, sinful, loving, affectionate. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate all the pleasurable emotions and speak volumes through the clothing you slink yourself into on this romantic loving day!
“Do you have a date for Valentine’s Day?”
“Me, myself and I. A great date I must say!”
“Are you going to pamper yourself with a new outfit and sit in front of the TV?”
“Yes. Relax, dress to kill and eat as many chocolate candies that will fit in my tummy.”
“I’m glad to hear that you know how to love and pamper yourself.”
“I’m my own best cheerleader. Never put yourself on the back shelf!”
Valentine’s Day: Love others, love yourself! Fashion fierce!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846