Fail-safe, flattering and fun!
First or fiftieth, dressing for date night is often a loaded decision, not to mention the annual V-day date night!
For those of us in a relationship, it provides a welcome excuse to get glammed up and remind our other-halves what we look like in clothes other than pyjamas. For those that are single though, all sorts of other panic can ensue; is a dress OTT? Maybe jeans are too casual? Heels or no?
With Cupid's busiest day close on the horizon, our fashion team wanted to take the stress out of choosing your next date night ensemble, regardless of what's planned for the evening or your relationship status. Whether you're doing dinner with your darling S/O, grabbing cocktails with your favourite Galentines or have bravely accepted an awkward first-date invitation we're here to help!
Scroll on to see our date-night ready outfits to get you excited for Valentine's ...
For a Dinner Date
If you’re not into skirts or dresses, opting for trousers ensures you look dressed up but still feel comfortable (which is an imperative aspect of good eats!). This smocked blouse will show off curves while still looking classy, then finish with a red lip for subtle glamour.
Smocked Blouse, €39.99, H&M - SHOP
Front Split Tapered Trousers, €59, & Other Stories - SHOP
Hot Lips 2 in Red Hot Susan, €35, Charlotte Tilbury - SHOP
Black Leather Square Toe Mules, €89, Topshop - SHOP
Intertwined Hoop Earrings, €9.99, Mango - SHOP
Small Knot Bag, €19.99, Mango - SHOP
For Cocktails WITH YOUR GALS
Mini Dress, €49.99, Zara - SHOP
Rust Strap High Heels, €49, Topshop - SHOP
Tan PU Reptile Coat, €110, Topshop - SHOP
Cheek & Lip Tint in Ripple Wish, €15, & Other Stories - SHOP
Hairclip Set, €12.99, Mango - SHOP
FOR A FIRST DATE
A one-shoulder top flashes just the right amount of skin, and pairing it with denim will make it feel less dressy. Opt for looser fitting mom jeans over skinnies for a more relaxed vibe.
One-Shoulder Top, €39.99, H&M - SHOP
Mom Jeans, €29.95, Zara - SHOP
Leopard Print Slingback Court Shoes, €44, Topshop - SHOP
Mock Croc Jacket, €260, Kitri - SHOP
Double-chain Twisted Necklace, €312, Missoma - SHOP
Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner, €26.50, Pat McGrath Labs at Net-A-Porter - SHOP
If it's a surprise
If you've been kept in the dark about what exactly the plans are, but know there's something in store - opt for comfort (it could involve an activity?!). Layer up over a lace bralette to keep the look playful and feminine.
Lace Soft-Cup Triangle Bra, €60, Love Stories at Net-A-Porter - SHOP
Metallic Heart Button Cardigan, €79, & Other Stories - SHOP