Whether you’re stepping out for some fine dining or heading to your local pub, deciding what to wear on a date is always tricky. You want to make an effort, but equally you don’t want to overdo it. While this may not be quite such a mind boggling desicion for those going out for their 20th anniversary, you will (hopefully!) still want to make an effort. And for those in the first stages of a budding romance or, (eek!) a first date, you’ll want to make a good first impression. The key to looking and feeling fabulous on a date? Wear something comfortable! Restrictive clothing is never ideal. You want to be brimming with confidence, not tugging at your top. Scroll down for our ideas on what to wear…
First up we’ve got this elegant but eye-catching poppy skirt. Pair it with a long sleeve neutral top and your favourite court shoes.
French Connection, £75
With its cascading hem and ladylike lace sleeves, this is your go-to date night top. Team it with black skinnies and ankle boots for an effortless yet stylish look.
Phase Eight, £169
While we wouldn’t reccomend wearing this to the cinema, this dress is a great option for when you’re heading somewhere smart. Whether you’re off to the opera or heading to a swanky restaurant this dress is sure to impress!
Pussybow blouses are very much on-trend at the moment and they can work wonders on an otherwise basic outfit. Team it with jeans and heels and you’re ready to go.
Mint Velvet, £59
These black trousers are ultra-chic and very flattering! Balance out the wide leg with a tighter top – a simple silky tee would be perfect. Finish the look with some statement earrings.
L.K. Bennett, £195
Not too high, not too low;these glossy nude pumps are a real date night investment. Not only will they will go with everything, but they will also add extra polish to your ensemble.
Strike the balance between smart and casual (often quite difficult on dates) with this silk overlay top by Jigsaw. Wear it with tailored trousers, or even jeans if you’re heading somewhere low-key.
This slightly nautical navy a-line skirt sits on the waist for a flattering fit, and will easily take you from the office to a date!
Marks and Spencer, £29.50
With enough room to fit all your essentials without being bulky, this faux leather Audrey-esque bag is the ultimate date night companion.
Not that we’re hinting anything, BUT this flattering wrap dress is
slightly reminiscent of Kate Middleton’s engagement number. And if its
good enough for her…
This romantic victoriana blouse from Oasis is a great way to dress up
your jeans. Opt for flares to achieve a beautiful boho look.