Some couples love to get all dressed up and hit the town. Others prefer to slide into their booth at the cozy neighborhood spot they’ve been going to since
day date one. And then there are those who are the happiest at home, with Thai takeout and a bottle of wine. Ahead, we’ve lined up foolproof outfit ideas for date night, regardless of what camp you fall into.
TABLE FOR TWO
If your thoughtful planner of a partner managed to secure a reservation at that hot new restaurant downtown, you’ll want to dress to meet the moment. Our advice? Opt for something flowy rather than fitted, topped with a sleek black jacket and matching heels.
Spending the night at a cute boutique hotel the next town over requires a three-point packing strategy: something slinky (of course), swishy (for a nightcap at the hotel bar), and midnight-swim-friendly.
Staying in doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it means you’re free to do all the things you can only do from the comfort of home. Like experiment with a massage oil candle. Or take a bath or shower together—and put the water resistance of your double-sided wand vibrator to the test. Then, at the end of the night, simply slip on a soft pointelle-knit set and crawl into bed.
Sheryl LoweEarringsgoop, $1,200SHOP NOWLES FUMÉESCandlegoop, $62SHOP NOWKATE MCLEODBody Stonegoop, $38SHOP NOW
COU COU INTIMATESCardigangoop, $85SHOP NOWCOU COU INTIMATESPantsgoop, $108SHOP NOW
Sweet JaneMagnesium Bath Saltsgoop, $58SHOP NOWGOOP WELLNESSDouble-Sided Wand Vibratorgoop, $98SHOP NOWBIRKENSTOCKSandalsgoop, $180SHOP NOW
When your SO says to be ready at 6 but won’t tell you what to wear because “it’ll ruin the surprise,” put on your favorite jeans, a sharp-shouldered blazer, and a slouchy lipstick-red clutch. It’s casual enough that you won’t feel overdressed if the evening involves, say, a ball game or a cooking class, and it’s still nice enough for dressier settings (play, gallery opening, jazz club).
G. LABEL BY GOOPLew Double-Breasted Jacketgoop, $895SHOP NOWMansur GavrielClutchgoop, $545SHOP NOW
ErinessNecklacegoop, $1,650SHOP NOWG. LABEL BY GOOPSwain Longline Vestgoop, $575SHOP NOWLE MONDE BERYLMary Jane Sandalsgoop, $520SHOP NOW
GOOP BEAUTYColorblur Glow Balmgoop, $34SHOP NOWAgoldeJeansgoop, $238SHOP NOW