Oh date night. Whether you've secured yourself a Tinder date or are heading out for dinner with your other half, knowing what to wear on date night can be a meltdown-inducing task! Trying to find a casual date night outfit that screams ‘oh this old thing, I just threw it on’ without looking like you’ve tried too hard is no easy task, especially when you want this no-big-deal date night get-up to impress (without looking like you tried to impress of course)! See what we’re saying? Date night dressing is no easy task and don’t even dream about mentioning the ‘you have no idea where you're going surprise date', because we genuinely don't think there's anything more stressful in life. Like ever.
Throw the unpredictable British weather in there too and it’s just damn right impossible to find the perfect date night outfit right? Wrong! We’ve found the 10 perfect date night dresses for every kinda date night out there and not only that, we’ve also showed you how to dress them both up and down with a little helping hand from some killer accessories. Don’t say we don’t know how to treat you!
So whether you’re freaking out about what to wear on your Bumble date or you’ve been invited to your boyfriend’s family do as a plus one and you need a date night outfit idea that oozes sophistication, then you’ve come to the right place girl! From slayin’ dinner date dresses to cute day date dresses perfect for a romantic picnic and right down to the dreaded cinema date outfit, we’ve got your date night outfits on lockdown. So although we can’t guarantee that Mr swipe-right will be Mr Right for you, what we can guarantee is that you’ll be dressed in a killer outfit for the occasion! So step this way for the ultimate date night dress inspiration…
THE SURPRISE DATE
Despite your disbelief, bae has decided he does know how to be romantic after all and has planned a surprise date. Cute right? Now a surprise date is all good and well, but where does that leave you when it comes to planning your outfit? Erm kinda screwed, right? Wrong! Allow this new in button down tea dress in black to swoop in and save the day! Just the right amount of smart without being too dressy, when teamed with these chic heeled sandals and quilted bag, this cute date dress can be worn anywhere from a rooftop bar to a fancy dinner to the theatre and even to the club! So whatever surprise bae has in store for you (hopefully not a club), then this is the perfect date night outfit for you. It's time to take the stress out of date night dressing!
The sun has finally decided to make an appearance and you've secured yourself a Tinder date, go on girl! You've planned to meet at a rooftop bar and you're after a date night outfit that's just the right amount of dressy without looking like you've tried too hard...allow us to introduce our multi stripe tie front dress. With flowing sleeves and a figure-flattering tie-front wrap design, this stripe dress is the perfect date night dress for those warm summer nights that won't leave you sweating buckets whilst you watch the sun set with your new potential bae. Dress it up with our simple heeled sandals and sassy tassel earrings and you've got yourself a killer date night outfit that's guaranteed to secure you a second date!
THE SPECIAL OCCASION DATE
Got a fancy afternoon tea for two booked in the diary? Or maybe you're off to The Shard to celebrate your anniversary? Whatever special occasion you and your other half are celebrating, this date night outfit may just be the one for you! This figure-flattering wrap front frill floral tea dress makes for the perfect outfit when teamed with these chic nude heeled sandals and pearl embellished cross body bag. Complete your special occasion date night look with a pair of statement gold hoop earrings and you'll be nailing the dress code no matter the occasion this summer!
THE FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS DATE
You've both made it to the end of the working week and now it's time for you to take advantage of the Slug & Lettuce happy hour and get your drank on! You haven't seen bae all week so you feel like making a bit of effort and what better way to feel good about yourself than by throwing your trusty little black dress on! For just £10.99, this bardot tie front bodycon is the perfect little black date night dress and makes for a killer outfit when teamed with these must-have caged heel sandals and statement clashing tassel earrings, so celebrate the weekend with bae in style in this killer get-up and go and get your cocktail on in this head-turning date dress!
The weather's on your side for once and you're off on a cute day date which could potentially turn into a night thing. Not the easiest date to dress for right? Wrong! Step out in this summer-approved sleeveless knit stitch dress and glam gladiator sandals and you've got yourself a killer day-to-night date outfit that can be taken from the beach to bar in seconds! Complete the look with these gold hoops and boho inspired fringed cross body bag and you've just found yourself the perfect date night outfit that will become your go-to throw-on outfit for those unplanned spontaneous dates!
THE DINNER DATE
You've made it to the third date and now it's time for the dreaded dinner date! Possibly the hardest of them all, knowing what to wear to a dinner date can be a stressful task, so let us take the stress out of date night attire and hook you up with this killer dinner date outfit idea! This slinky knot front shirt dress in khaki is the perfect amount of loose to allow breathing space for your food baby, but dressy enough to ensure you nail the dinner date dress code thanks to its knot front detailing and slinky finish. Team this date night dress with our quilted cross body bag and ring pull shoe boots to complete the look and we promise you'll be breezing your way through to date number 4!
THE CINEMA DATE
Yes we know you're going to sit in the dark for almost 3 hours, but that doesn't mean you can't still hook yourself up with a killer date night outfit and what better place to start than with this oversized tape sweat dress in this season's hottest colour! This sports luxe mustard sweat dress is the perfect off-duty piece for lounging in the cinema in, but can be taken from day-to-night with ease with the simple addition of these chic buckle shoe boots and dressy quilted cross body bag. So embrace the cinema date this season and take your casual date night outfit from cinema to cocktail bar without even batting an eyelid!
THE BEER GARDEN DATE
Summer's made an appearance and you're off out on date night to a pub garden to make the most of it! So what do you wear on said date night? This little denim beauty of course! The perfect amount of summer vibes and date night vibes, this cute date dress will keep you cool and show off that killer figure, so snap it up now and complete the look with these simple heeled sandals and statement earrings combo and you'll be date night ready in no time! Feeling overdressed? Just throw a simple white tee underneath to dress this bodycon down and take this date dress from day-to-night with ease.
THE BOWLING DATE
So your Bumble date has planned a bowling date and you're racking your brains trying to think of a date night dress that will go with those oh so hideous bowling shoes...not easy is it? Allow us to help you out! Nobody wants to rock up to the bowling alley on a first date looking overdressed in a skin tight bodycon, so keep things casual instead this date night and opt for this New York oversized T-shirt dress. Dress it up a tad with our big buckle shoe boots and fringe cross body bag incase the date night extends to a dinner date! Dressing for an activity date has never been so easy! You can thank us later...
THE 'PLUS ONE' DATE
Things are getting serious and you've being dragged along to the family event as a plus one. Don't panic, because although you may not have the small talk with bae's Great Aunt under wraps just yet, you have got things under control when it comes to your outfit! It's time to make a serious impression with the future in-laws in this head-turning button frill halter neck bodycon dress and chic heeled sandal combo of dreams. Whether you've been invited to their Grandma's 80th bash or the little brother's 18th shindig, this killer outfit is sure to help you make a lasting impression, so RSVP now and nail your plus one outfit with Select!
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