You’ll dress to impress in these adorable and comfortable dinner and movie date outfits
Picking an outfit for a date is always so stressful! You never know what to wear or whether it is too fancy or too casual. So here are a few outfit formulas to relieve that stress and help you pick out an outfit for dinner and a movie (everyone’s favorite date of choice).
Dinner and a Movie Date Outfit Ideas:
1. Jeans + Booties + a Cute Top
When going on a dinner and movie date you want to look cute for the restaurant but also be comfortable when sitting in the movie theater for hours. There is a no better way to be comfortable than by wearing your favorite pair of jeans.
As you probably know, jeans can be styled in a million different ways. For your date, I suggest wearing them with booties and a stylish top. This combines the comfort of the jeans and a stylish yet easy-to-wear shoe. Here I included straight leg jeans, which are fine for all but the fanciest restaurants.
Because we’re getting into the winter months, I’ve paired this jeans-and-a-nice-top look with a lush faux fur coat. This gorgeous leopard print number will keep you toasty warm both inside and outside, particularly if the A/C is cranking in the movie theater.
2. Skater Dress + Sneakers + Jean Jacket
A dress is a classic for a dinner and a movie date. You don’t have to wear a bodycon dress — I love a simple skater dress that is fashionable and comfortable. You can pair this dress with sneakers for a low-key feel, or with heeled sandals for a dressier date.
If you want another casual layer to add to the mix, I love a denim jacket for the summer months.
To get the most use out of your summer dresses, why not add a turtleneck underneath for the winter months? This dress would look so cute with a cream turtleneck, neutral trench and matching booties coming into the fall.
3. Midi Skirt + Crop Top + Booties
Another option besides a dress is a cute, on-trend midi skirt. Skirts are the easiest clothing item to style, no matter what type of date you’re going on.
You can pair this fun orange skirt with a pretty crop top to dress it up for evening-wear. And of course, you can never go wrong with a cool pair of low booties to amp up the outfit and add some edge. (If you wanted to go more formal, you could do a sleeker heeled ankle bootie or a pump instead.)
To add interest to your date-night looks, don’t be afraid to play with proportion! As you can see in the look above, I’ve paired the crop top with a skirt that hits at the midriff, then combined them both with a funky jacket that sits on the hips. This use of proportion adds dimension to even the most basic of outfits, so start experimenting!
4. Jumpsuit or Romper + Sandals
If you’re having a hard time deciding between multiple pieces of clothing for your dinner and a movie date outfit, there is a simple solution: A jumpsuit or romper!
Jumpsuits and rompers are the best go-to pieces for most occasions: They’re comfortable, easy to wear, and eliminate the amount of choices you need to make.
All you need to do is put on your jumpsuit and pick out a pair of shoes. Black jumpsuits are a particularly good investment item and an interesting alternative to an LBD. For this look, I’ve included a metallic block sandal for some height and a dressy feel.
5. Dressy Shorts + Blouse + Loafers
My final dinner and movie date outfit suggestion is a shorts + blouse + loafers combo. After all, you can make many pairs of shorts work for evening by adding a dressy top and a cool shoe. (Just keep your denim shorts at home if you’re going to a restaurant!)
This look is what I imagine Blair Waldorf would wear on date night in 2019. The preppy shorts and shoes, organza-detail blouse and on-trend headgear tick all of her sartorial boxes. (I’m living for this year’s headband revival!) This combination is elegant but still suitable for a casual dinner, and is easy to relax in while watching your movie.