First impressions count. The way you look says a lot about who you are, so it’s important to balance the scenario, your personal style and what you feel comfortable wearing.
What to wear on a dinner date:
A dinner date is the perfect chance to chat, drink and connect over a meal, and once you get past the first date nerves – it’s an excellent way to get to know each other. But what do you wear? Well – if you’re a guy reading this, we suggest a casual suit. It’s important to err on the smarter side of casual even if you’re not going somewhere too posh, but you can still play with the elements outside of the trouser and jacket – like the shirt and the shoes. For instance, wearing a knitted polo and pair of pumps with a grey suit instantly gives the look a more laidback feel, without looking sloppy! Oh and, bonus points are awarded to those who bring flowers…
It’s important your dinner date outfit is both flirty and fun, but ultimately – comfortable. Ladies, you defo don’t want to wear something tight and end up feeling fidgety the whole time, thinking more about your hemline than what your date is saying. So, with that in mind – why not try our blush pleated dress is the right amount of pretty and comfortable, and with a pair of heels like these nude kitten heels are the ultimate fail safe combo.
Tip: Don’t worry about what you might look like while eating a certain meal – if he or she doesn’t like you when you’re eating your favourite food, they won’t be the one for you!
What to wear for a trip to the cinema
So that’s what we recommend you wear for a dinner date, but what about a trip to the cinema? It’s a date as old as time, or at least as old as cinemas have been around – and choosing a film to watch is an act of careful balancing! You’ve got strike the balance between something that’s not too romantic, but without big explosions and gratuitous guns.
Guys should opt for a moody colour like burgundy or navy as it works beautifully with a pair of slim dark wash jeans for a date at the cinema. Choose a knitted collar polo shirt in purple and a black pullover, for a smart, yet casual look that will take you from cinema to drinks afterwards should the date go that way.
Looking lovely is obviously number 1 priority when going on a date, but dressing appropriately is also necessary – after all, the cinema can get chilly! So to ensure you’re snug without compromising on style – here’s what we suggest you wear. A denim shirt is a timeless wardrobe piece and will give your date the impression you’re comfortable with your style, and don’t need to try too hard! We’d pair it with a slouchy khaki jacket and ribbed skirt, the jacket is light enough to keep on should you want to – and the skirt is super comfy! To complete the look, we’d opt for some fresh white sneaks to give you that off-duty vibe.
Tip: Remember to catch any popcorn you might drop – we’ve all come out of the cinema with treats stuck to our jumper!
What to wear for a post-work drinks date
Choosing an after work date means your business to bar ensemble requires a bit more thought than usual! Depending on what your job is, you’ll probably have to wear something smart to the office, however in order to make it less worky and more fun and reflective of your personality – swap the suit trousers for jeans, and the jacket for a Grey Herringbone Blazer. Instead of a shirt, go for a fine knit jumper like this Navy Roll Neck – and punctuate with tan accents through your shoes and accessories for one hell of a dapper combo!
Ladies, the LBD is your BFF for a post-work drinks date. Simply swap your shoes and your jewellery, and voila, a completely different outfit. Whereas you might wear black ankle boots for the office, you can wear something sky high and colourful, like these Karen Millen Cuff Sandals. Lashings of mascara and a classic red lip will finish the look off perfectly.
Tip: Order bar snacks if you’re not going for dinner before you have a drink. Sharing is caring – and you won’t get too tipsy either.
So whether you’re off to the flicks for a casual movie or planning your first dinner date, we’ve got you covered! Explore the latest men’s and women’s collections for everything from little black dresses and denim to suave men’s shoes and laid back accessories.