If you spend any decent amount of time on YouTube, you’ve likely seen one of the many, many “My Boyfriend Does My Makeup” videos floating around the interwebs. They’re exactly what they sound like: a female YouTuber invites her significant other—or, in some cases, her male BFF—to apply her makeup on camera, with obviously hilarious and generally French-mime-resembling results.
So what would happen, we wondered, if a handful of Lucky editors invited the main men in their lives to pick out their head-to-toe Valentine’s Day date night looks? Fashion’s obviously our collective forte—but would our boyfriends, fiancés and husbands be able to put together looks we’d love (or, at the very least, deign to wear in public)? Here’s how the game worked: six of us styled our own dream V-Day ensembles, then let our guys pick out anything they deemed worthy of a February 14 evening out. No price limits, no trend direction—and no peeking at what we’d already selected for ourselves, of course.
Once the shopping process was done, we arranged each of the two looks side by side—and were stunned at what we saw. Not only did the dudes do a pretty awesome job of dressing us up for a night on the town, but they actually picked items that were shockingly similar to those we’d chosen for ourselves! Take social media director Virginia Nam and her fiancé Jason, who each selected sleeveless, cinched-waist dresses in neutral hues paired with statement shoes. Or associate digital editor Alison Syrett and husband Patrick, who picked looks in the exact same color combo (red and black) paired with delicate necklaces. And it’s clear digital fashion news writer Maura Brannigan and her boyfriend Matt are in sync with each other’s style—they basically picked the exact same piece of jewelry for their outfits!
Click through to see and shop the looks six Lucky staffers and their significant others picked out for Valentine’s Day—and hey, let’s hear it for the boys!