As fun as a date night is, getting dressed for it can be stressful. You want to look great, but you also want to be relaxed and comfortable. And just having gotten back into the swing of things with your office outfits, you might be feeling the need for a little guidance in the fun clothing category. Relax. Whatever you have planned, be it a laid-back beach party or an enchanting dinner under the stars, we’ve assembled 5 date night outfits that work like magic.
1. Slip Dress + Pashmina
There’s nothing like a slip dress to make you look and feel sexy. Simple yet flattering, the flared hem makes a slip dress the perfect choice when you’ve got dancing on the agenda. Fabric options run the gamut from silky satin to sparkling sequins. A pashmina shawl is perfect for protecting you from blasting A/C while letting you show as little, or as much, skin as you like. As for your accessories, keep them simple too: a pair of strappy heels and a clutch purse are all you’ll need.
2. Maxi Skirt + Bandeau
No matter the season, maxi skirts are always chic. Maxis flatter all body types and heights, tall, petite, or in-between. Maxis coordinate with virtually any type of top and offer the added benefit of covering legs that aren’t bronzed to perfection. For sultry days, pick a skirt with a sexy slit and pair it with a flirty floral bandeau top. Strappy sandals and statement earrings complete the look. For formal occasions, you can never go wrong with a silk blouse and stilettos. For a fun, casual look, pair your maxi with a classic white tee, jean jacket, and sneaks so you can go go go all night long.
3. Sexy Cami + Matching Skirt
A cami is always a top pick for a date, and by pairing it with a matching skirt, this outfit’s a no-brainer. Dark colors are the height of elegance, and florals offer more fun under the sun. Camis can also be dressed up or down. Pair yours with gladiator sandals for an afternoon date or slip on some pearls and kitten heels for a timeless evening ensemble.
4. Cropped Pants + Blazer
Not everyone feels comfortable in a skirt. If you’d rather keep your legs under wraps, go with cropped pants. They keep you covered yet cool by letting air circulate, all while showing a flirty bit of ankle. A coordinating blazer works over any top. Both cropped pants and blazers are remarkably versatile. For a sultry evening, select a loose sleeveless blouse in a matching color. If you want more coverage, pick a contrasting tunic with delicate design details. As for the rest of your accessories, a crossbody bag keeps your essentials secure, and a pair of low-heeled, open-toe sandals add length to the leg while keeping you from coming across as too buttoned-up.
5. Off-the-Shoulder Top + Jeans
Create instant magic with an eye-catching off-the-shoulder top. Shoulder-baring shirts show off your tan without revealing too much. They’re also surprisingly comfy to wear. A chic black off-the-shoulder top, distressed jeans, and a pair of strappy heels carry you effortlessly through the evening from dinner to drinks, dancing, and beyond.