Date-Night Dressing, Decoded

Written by: Giana León


Published on: February 7, 2023

Fashion editor: Sandra Slusarczyk

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Photo courtesy of Alicia Lund

Whether you’re going on a first date or spending quality time with your partner, putting together the perfect outfit can be a tricky task. Do you dress up or keep things casual? Should you bother with false lashes or not? The goal is to look and feel your best while dressing practically for whatever you have planned. Here, six looks for six types of dates.

Dinner Reservation

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Instead of a classic LBD, opt for black suiting—it’s just as chic and feels more intentional. A strapless bustier, swingy wide-leg trousers, and a soft velvet blazer pair beautifully with strappy slingbacks and a touch of sparkle at the ears.

NACKIYÉ BUSTIER, goop, $425; NACKIYÉ PANTS, goop, $505

Drinks and Dancing

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Going out on the town calls for something fun, like a slinky pink set. Classic finishes like an oversize black blazer and strappy heels balance the playfulness.

Cooking Class

plate of chopped vegetables

First, find a class hosted by a real chef in your area using Cozymeal. Then show up prepared to slice and dice in sync wearing comfortable flats and denim you don’t mind getting sauce on.

Staying In Solo

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Maximize your own enjoyment by slipping into silk pajamas and ostrich-feather slippers, lighting a calming candle for ambiance, and smoothing on a serum-soaked eye mask before deciding which show to binge-watch.

LUNYA ROBE, goop, $298



For a sleek look with just the right amount of sex appeal, style a monochromatic outfit around a pair of cool, curve-hugging leather pants (AGOLDE’s bestselling pinch-waist style is seriously flattering). Fluttery lashes and a bold lip are impactful finishing touches.

Lying Low

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Step 1: Set the mood with a silk set and a couple of flickering candles. Step 2: Slide their favorite dish in the oven (this chicken parm never fails) and challenge them to a game of checkers while it cooks. Step 3: End the night with a warm, aphrodisiac-spiked bath.

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