Whether you have a stomach full of butterflies while getting ready for your first date or you’re about to celebrate a romantic milestone with your significant other, you want to look as confident and sexy as you can! As of late, however, couples have become extremely creative and romantic with their date night ideas. The traditional dinner and a movie are slowly being replaced with fun activities and new takes to the more classic date night ideas. This ignites a whole new challenge for women – what is the perfect date night outfit for these creative and unique dates?
To help get you started, below are some suggestions on what to wear on some of these unique situations.
Active Date Night Outfit Ideas
Ax-throwing – A fun + lively date like ax-throwing requires comfortable clothing that allows you to move. Wearing a flexible and properly fitting bra is more important than you think in this environment. You need to be able to move effortlessly without worrying about something like your shoulder strap falling off (a real problem in my life)! A plaid button up will help you get into the culture of the date, and topping it off with stretchy leggings is the perfect outfit. It’s also important to wear closed toed shoes.
Escape room – Definitely ditch the dress or skirt for this activity. Putting on a loosely fitting sweater will allow you the ability to move around through the challenges of the activity. Combining the sweater with jeans will complement the look well. Pulling your hair back is a great way to style your hair as well; It will be less distracting so you can focus on escaping the room!
Rock climbing – Athleisure is the key for this date. Your favorite pair of leggings combined with a breathable shirt. Make sure it is not too baggy and too revealing when viewed from below. Beginner tip: your shoes can most likely be rented at the location you are climbing at.
Traditional (with a twist) Date Night Outfit Ideas
Theater + drinks in a hotel bar – Time to dress it up! Focus on accentuating your feminine side. Choose a sleek black wrap dress paired with tights. For your feet, booties are a great choice and dress up your chest with a statement necklace. During the colder months, a nice solid sweater can pair nicely with this look.
Drive-in movie – You can’t go wrong with a romantic drive-in movie for two! An oversized sweater with boyfriend jeans will be comfortable and stylish. Most of the time, drive-in movies are double or even triple features, so comfort is important. Feel free to add a pair of statement earrings!
Progressive Dinner (i.e. go to different restaurants for different courses) – A pair of comfortable shoes will definitely be essential for this date night look! A lot of women opt to wear heels for a dinner date, however, with this being progressive, a lot of travel will be involved. A comfortable sandal or sneaker will be in your best interest. Combine your shoes with a sundress or a simple romper.
Artsy Date Night Outfit Ideas
Cooking Class – A fun switch up from the typical dinner date is cooking your own food! Most cooking class instructors will recommend for you to wear closed toed shoes, so a flexible pair of pants to go along with your sneakers or boots should be perfect.
Visit a Museum – Strolling around a museum is a great way to casually get to know someone, however, you need the right clothes to feel confident doing so. Opt for a cute solid skirt and a striped long sleeve shirt, as I did here, for my work anniversary. If you’re feeling up to it, a low heel will complement this look nicely.
BYOB paint class – Wearing muted colors is ideal for this activity. You will most likely be wearing a smock throughout the date, so there is no need to waste a signature outfit. Additionally, this activity can get messy, and wearing an expensive shirt will have a high potential of being ruined. A nice pair of leggings or jeans, a t-shirt and an open sweater is the look you are searching for. A denim dress is another choice that screams artist.
No matter what you choose to wear as your date night outfit, it must be something that you feel self-assured in! Your clothes can and will have a direct impact on the way you feel and the confidence you portray.
I’d love to hear more suggestions on date night outfit ideas – comment below or over on Instagram!
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