What To Wear on Valentine's Day - Outfit Ideas For Every Type of Date
Whether it’s a holiday you hold close to your heart or you think it’s another money making scheme, there’s no denying that V-day is the perfect excuse to put on your cutest outfit and hit the town. Be it romantic or platonic, here are what to wear outfit ideas for every kind of date.
The Dinner Date
For the ultimate I-woke-up-like-this look, literally toss on a sexy slip and head to your dinner date. Might we suggest messy curls and a deep red lipstick?
Warning: This number is sure to spark some PDA.
The Galentine's Date
If you find yourself a singleton this Valentine's, gather your closest gal pals and throw a dinner party. Why spend it with one special someone when you can spend it with all of your nearest and dearest! Hit the town with the girls in at least ONE thing shimmery – at least! #GirlGang
The Staycation Date
I mean… Valentine's is on a week night. Who has the energy go out? Put on your prettiest underthings and get comfy! Hello romantic evening at home. Who says you have to go out to make this day special? If you and you partner are staying indoors then grab a quick and easy dinner and a romantic movie to watch.
Here are 22 suggested favourite Valentine's Day movies to watch:
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)2.
Before Sunset (2004)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Bull Durham (1988)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Fifty Shades of Grey
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
La La Land (2016)
Love Actually (2003)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The Notebook (2004)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
A Cinderella Story (2004)
Wedding Crashers (2005)
A Little Bit of Heaven (2012)
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
The Movie Date
If you’re planning to head to the cinema, go proper off duty in a casual jacket, skinny jeans and a strappy vest. Make sure you’re wearing it off the shoulder!
The Best Friend Date
Single and fabulous, invite your bestie over for some serious binge eating. Comfort is key!
The Cultured Date
If the traditional dinner date is too basic for you, and you and your significant other are going to check out a play or some exhibit, your outfit has to match! Do a little more than you usually would. Go for textures and anything that would get you noticed.
The Work Out Date
The couple that sweats together stays together – apparently. Instead of bonding over exceeding your calorie target, burn some calories with your partner! Put a little bit more effort into your sportswear than usual to make sure you can snag at least one photo op.
And lastly, this one is for all those who are afraid of wearing red on Valentine's Day. You don’t necessarily need to steer clear of the colour of love. Red does not equal cheesy – that’s if you do it right. Use bold accessories to lift your outfit to the next level. Think colour blocking. Think monochromatic.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Looking for date ideas? Have a look at our things to do on Valentine's Day post to get some clues. We have also sourced some of the best restaurant specials to take advantage of, if you still haven't made plans as yet. Check out our Valentine's Day gift ideas hub for some gifting inspo.