23 Cute Dinner Date Outfit Ideas
Got a hot date for dinner, but no clue what to wear? Whether the occasion is a casual meet-up, a third date with someone promising, or dinner plans with your long-time honey, you want to wear something that exudes confidence and makes you look amazing, while being comfortable enough to sit (and eat) in. If that sounds impossible, don’t fret—we’ve combed through our favorite fashion blogs to bring you these cute dinner date outfit ideas that check all the boxes, so you can look effortlessly pretty, wherever you’re going.
A denim dress is a cute option for casual summer dates—especially flirty, shoulder-baring styles. Dress it up for dinners out with black accessories, as pictured.
Summer Maxi Dress
The maxi dress is a summer must-have that is perfect for wearing to dinner. We love the pretty floral print on this off the shoulder style, which is a classy way to show some skin above the table.
Black and White Fringe
Black and white always looks chic on dinner dates. Step out in style in a sleeveless top and short skirt with trendy fringe details, as pictured here. (Bonus points if your purse drips fringe, too!)
Off the Shoulder Top
Wearing an off the shoulder top is a great way to show some skin on a casual date, while still looking chill, and this style looks great worn with your go-to skinny jeans. You can still wear your favorite heels, if you want!
Mix Your Prints
Show off your fashion confidence by mixing prints in your date night outfit. Layering a trendy leopard print jacket over a short, floral print summer dress is a genius way to command attention.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Outfit
You’ll be sitting pretty for your Valentine’s dinner date when you wear a petal pink coat over chic, streamlined, deep red separates, such as this snug sweater and long pleated skirt combo, with stiletto heels.
Satin Cami Dress
Sometimes, all you need is one simple dress. Wow your summer dates in a sexy camisole-style satin dress with spaghetti straps that flows easily over your curves, in your favorite color of the rainbow.
Going from the beach to dinner? A cute printed romper is a great summer date night option, whether you are dining seaside, or chilling on the balcony.
Solid Maxi Dress
A solid colored maxi dress is a wardrobe essential. Style it for every season by changing your accessories, or adding layers as needed. With delicate jewelry and easy flats, as shown here, it’s an effortless option for mild weather dates.
See more cute ways to style a maxi dress.
Ruffles and Jeans
Style a pretty outfit for casual dinners out by layering a feminine, white ruffled blouse over your favorite dark blue or black skinny jeans, worn with sparkly metallic flats.
Meeting someone new for a quick bite? Impress your date easily in a cute and casual outfit of a leopard bodysuit and wide leg pants. We love the way this blogger has accessorized her look, with colorful earrings and slides.
Over the Knee Boots
Draw attention to great legs in a pair of fashionable over the knee boots. Wear with a soft short dress (we like the ruffled style pictured here) and natural hair, for a dinner outfit that is feminine and fashion forward at once.
When dinner might lead to dancing, a colorful mini-dress in a shiny fabric will always look right. Wear one with high heel booties, as shown, to make your legs look extra long.
Casual Dinner Date Outfit
Sometimes, a dinner date happens at a pub or sports bar, with the long-time love you can dress down around. A long pastel cardigan is a great way to pull together a cute top and distressed jeans for casual coupled evenings.
Date Outfit for Travel
Sight-seeing by day, and going out to dinner at night? A breezy dress in a batik or tribal print looks just right for casual dining when you’re abroad, worn with chunky wedge sandals.
Lovely in Lace
Nothing says romance quite like pink lace. This outfit with a belted pink dress and high heel shoes is romantic for wearing on Valentine’s Day, when you’re meeting the parents, or to celebrate anniversaries.
Pretty Winter Date Outfit
Need a winter date outfit? Invest in one perfect-fitting, colorful lace skirt, to dress up all your long-sleeved tops and neutral sweaters. Wear it as shown, with fierce leopard print booties, a clutch purse, and nylons or tights.
How to Dress Down a Dress
Layer on a black blazer, and wear sneakers instead of heels, to add edge to your frilly frocks, making them more wearable for dinner dates, dancing, and beyond.