Dressing for different dates — how should you style?

When we head out on a date, we always want to look our best! But it can be hard to decide what to wear. Whether you’re heading out for a romantic meal or spending more time together outdoors, here’s the ultimate style guide for 2019.

Styling for fine dining

Sometimes an extra special date night calls for an evening of fine dining. It might be a restaurant that you and your other half have been wanting to visit for a while, but you’ve been saving it for a special occasion. With some fine dining venues operating a strict dress code, what should you wear?

Keep it classic with one of your stylish dresses. Many women go for a fancy look when they’re heading to a posh restaurant so it’s unlikely that you’ll look out of place. If you feel overdressed, pair yours with flat shoes and a short jacket. Alternatively, you could pair a midi dress with heeled boots and a stylish clutch. Go for a statement print and flirty frills to channel romantic vibes — but remember to avoid overly bright tones.

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Romantic cinema date

You can’t go wrong with a cinema date to spend some time together. Of course, you still want to make an effort for the big day, but you need to be comfy when you’re snuggling during the film.

Keep it stylish in slim trousers and a heeled boot. Pair your black skinny jeans with a bright Bardot top and cute tote bag (perfect for hiding snacks as well as looking stylish!). Bring some colour to your outfit with animal print ankle boots or chunky printed scarf.

Going to a restaurant too? Opt for something dressier like a loose-fitted T-shirt dress and over-the knee boots.

A cosy night-in

Save some pennies and enjoy a romantic night in. Think a candlelit home-made meal for two followed by popcorn and your favourite film. You can still dress up though, even if you do want to get changed into your pyjamas straight after dinner!

Take the opportunity to maximise comfort when you’re having a date at home. You could opt for an accordion midi skirt, paired with an off-the-shoulder crop top. Or, choose an unstructured jumpsuit that’ll look great if you decide to head out after eating!

No need to worry about what you’re wearing on your feet, so accessorise in other ways with hooped earrings and a matching bracelet.

Taking a walk

Go on an adventure with a loved one! Of course, you can expect lower temperatures in winter, so you need to wrap up well!

Consider practicality. You don’t want to be falling over on your romantic date so walking shoes or appropriate footwear are a must. Add layers to your outfit with a cosy fleece, padded puffer jacket and a cute bobble hat. If you’re planning on going out to lunch on your way home, consider wearing a dressy top under your layers, just in case your other half wants to snap a photo of you as a memory of your perfect day.  

Heading out for drinks

Going for a few drinks with a loved one is a great way to let your hair down together. How should you dress?

Follow the theme of romance with a pink mini dress, scarlet lacy bodysuit or a bold ruby-coloured jumpsuit. Or, stay classic in an LBD and accessorise by adding a pop of colour to your outfit with red accessories. Elevate your ensemble with statement stilettos or barely-there block heels. Finish the look with dainty jewellery such as heart-shaped earrings and a pendant necklace.

Never be lost for style tips with this handy date night guide!

Amie Scott