There are few outfits more important than a Valentine’s date outfit. But with so many dresses and outfit combinations to choose from, it can be difficult to know what the best thing to wear would be. Whether your romantic night is a meal out or a cosy movie night in, we’ve got you covered.
The classic date: the cinema
Have you and your date decided to go for the classic cinema date? If so, you will naturally want to make an effort for the big day, but you need to be comfy when you’re snuggling during the film.
A heeled boot and slim-legged jean outfit is perfect for this. 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. If you’re heading out for food first, opt for something dressier like a loose-fitted T-shirt dress and over-the knee boots.
The snuggly date: a night in
Do you and your other half prefer a 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!
As you’ll be staying in, you want to be comfy and ready to cuddle up. 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! Of course, you don’t need to stress about your footwear here, so accessorise in other ways with hooped earrings and a matching bracelet.
The classy date: fine dining
Maybe your date is treating you to a fancy night of fine dinging. 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?
A maxi dress is the perfect formal look for this occasion. 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 Valentine’s vibes — but remember to avoid overly bright tones.
The relaxed date: date-night drinks
With work life to consider, you might be a couple who are waiting for the weekend to really celebrate. With that in mind, some date-night drinks on the day itself is a popular option. You can expect love-inspired cocktails and free heart-shaped chocolates when you’re heading from bar to bar, but how should you dress?
You’re heading out for a night on the town, so the sky is the limit! Keep it Valentine’s themed 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.
The picturesque date: a romantic stroll
There’s something charming and intimate about a quiet walk out in nature with your loved one. Of course, you can expect lower temperatures in February, so you need to wrap up well!
Your outfit wants to be practical for this date. 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.
We think we’ve covered all the bases. But what date are you having this Valentine’s Day?
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