Whether it’s a romance rekindling dinner with your partner or cocktails with your latest right-swipe, date nights are a great chance to glam up and dress for the occasion.

Of course, a stunning date night outfit doesn’t have to fit a tried and tested formula, so have fun and pick out a look you love and feel comfortable wearing, be it a glam LBD with delicate heels or something more casual with sneakers. Dressing for date night is as much about creating a look that makes you feel special as it is about dressing up to wow that special someone in your life.

First and foremost, a date night outfit should be flattering and help you to feel like the best version of yourself. But don’t be afraid to freshen up your go-to date night outfit if it’s starting to feel a bit tired.

Sheer sophistication

Sheer materials are an alluringly seductive date night go-to – worn well a sheer blouse can be subtly sexy and stylishly sophisticated. A black sheer blouse, like this metallic paisley print example, looks fabulous teamed with a suitably glam blazer, as Monica Bellucci recently proved with her stridently chic Milan Fashion Week outfit.

Slinky slip dress

Simple to style, easy to wear and effortlessly sexy, the ageless appeal of the slip dress makes it a reliable date night option. The classic slip dress silhouette is eye-catchingly elegant and alluring, especially in a silky material, and looks stunning without much accompaniment. If you’re after a fuss-free yet fabulously feminine dress to throw on before heading out for a hot date, look no further.

Dress to impress

The classic approach to date night dressing is to wear something sexy and seductive, without necessarily dressing too provocatively. A slinky, figure-flattering dress could be the way to go if you’re feeling flirtatious. A touch of glamour never goes amiss but don’t feel the need to flaunt too much flesh. We think this fab cut out plunge maxi dress strikes an appealing balance between flirty and sophisticated.


The call of the wild

Show off your wild side on your next date night with a sassy, assertive animal print dress. There’s something appealingly playful about animal print and it can be a surprisingly sophisticated look – it’s been a big trend throughout 2019 – so disregard any lingering thoughts of Kat Slater! This bold animal print body con dress looks especially fab in vivid red and black.


We couldn’t bring ourselves to omit the original date night go-to. Sure, an LBD wins no prizes for originality, but we’d be doing you a disservice if we failed to acknowledge the eternal date night dependability of the little black dress. Of course, the LBD can take many forms and we’ve got loads to choose from. Right now, we’re loving the statement ruffle on this fun and feminine black dress.

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