All you need is love. That’s the saying, at any rate. But real relationships take time, work, and emotional investment on both your parts. It’s like maintaining a garden. If you want to enjoy the beauty of lush and bountiful blooms in summer, you have to put the work in all year round.
That doesn’t mean it has to be an unpleasant experience. In fact, putting the work into a relationship should be fun. A big part of keeping love alive is investing time and effort into showing that you care, and romantic date nights are the ideal way to do this.
But what to wear for them? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves. Every one of us has stood in our bedroom, surrounded by piles of tossed-aside clothes, struggling to find that perfect look. To take the headache out of choosing, here are a few of our favourite date night styles.
Boho And Beautiful
Are you planning a cute picnic or cocktails on a balmy summer evening? If so, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful bohemian aesthetic. The idea is to opt for diaphanous textiles and soft, dreamy outlines, with pastel colours preferred.
One of our favourite styles is an off-the-shoulder midi dress in powder blue, mint green, or blush pink. You want a style that’s not too fitted but that cinches in at the waist, either on its own or with the addition of a belt.
Finish the look with strappy sandals or trainers for a more dressed-down look, and keep your makeup simple and elegant. If you want to add a hairband or bandana, both are very much in vogue right now. Dainty gold jewellery and layered rings are also essential.
Bright and bold
Depending on what you’re doing, perhaps you’d prefer a style that’s sure to have all eyes on you. If so, opt for bright and bold. We’re talking lashings of red lipstick paired with crimson and scarlet or eye-catching powder blues.
In terms of silhouettes, tightly-fitting boot-cut trousers are the perfect offset for cropped but floaty tops – think something similar to these. It’s entirely up to you whether you tone the look down with a darker shade on the bottom or go all out and colour block with a gorgeous canary yellow co-ord or scarlet midi skirt paired with a pink body, for example.
Don’t forget those little extras – most importantly, your nails and lips. Choose bright lipsticks in reds or purples and the brightest colours you can find for your nails. While classic fire engine scarlet always looks incredible, neon tones are on trend right now too.
Sometimes it’s a treat to go all out and get dressed to the nines. Whether it’s a romantic candlelit dinner in your favourite restaurant or a night on the town, try and channel casino chic. To nail the aesthetic, picture the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
If you want to get yourself in the mood and embrace your vibe, you can use a directory site to choose from the best online casinos and give one of their bonuses a whirl, along with some of the top classic Vegas table games such as blackjack and roulette. You’ll quickly feel like a real-life baller, and this is the aesthetic you want to emulate.
Think about a typical casino colour palette i.e. black, white, and red. Tight-fitting silhouettes are key here, with diamonds dripping from ear, wrist, and neck. (If you can’t afford the real thing, high-street alternatives will do just fine.)
Finish the look with killer heels, a slash of scarlet lipstick, and winged eyeliner to have your date falling at your feet.
Little black dress
Alternatively, opt for an old classic – the little black dress aka LBD. Simple, stylish, and sophisticated, this is a look you can never go wrong with, and one that’s effortlessly easy to pull off.
The trick is to find a style that suits you, whether that’s an elegant maxi dress or an on-trend mini. To really get it right, remember our golden rule: the correct silhouette is the one you feel most confident in.
Of course, an LBD should never be boring, so think of ways to add a twist, whether with your favourite jewellery or bold red heels that add a pop of colour. However you choose to style it, you’re sure to look amazing. Check out this post for inspiration.
Tell us, how will you make yourself feel great the next time date night comes around?