23 Cute Dinner Date Outfit Ideas

What to Wear for a Dinner Date

Woman in little black dress outfit

Edward Berthelot


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.

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Denim Dress

Woman in Denim Dress
Basic Babe Lauren

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.

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Black Jumpsuit

Woman in Black Jumpsuit and Pink Jacket
Lace and Locks

The black jumpsuit is a closet essential that is easily styled for date nights out. Check out how this fashion blogger does it, adding a pretty, pastel leather jacket, high heel sandals, and a quilted purse.

Check out 15 jumpsuit outfits for every season.

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Summer Maxi Dress

Woman in Summer Maxi Dress
Lovely in LA

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.

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White Blazer, Sparkles, and Jeans

Woman in white blazer, striped top, and skinny jeans
Penny Pincher Fashion

Dark skinny jeans are a versatile closet staple, and this cute going out outfit is super wearable for dinners out. A white blazer and a sparkly top pull attention when you're seated, while slim jeans are comfy for sitting, and show off your shape.

Get more ideas for wearing a white blazer.

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Black and White Fringe

Woman in white fringe top and black fringe skirt with fringe purse
The Darling Detail

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!)

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Playful in Polka Dots

Woman in polka dot dress
Hello Hannah

Put a smile on your date's face in a playful polka dot dress. Accessorize with a cherry red purse, as pictured, and feel free to layer your dress over leggings on colder evenings.

Get more fashion inspiration for wearing polka dots.

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Off the Shoulder Top

Woman in jeans and off the shoulder top
Fashion Jackson

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!

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Mix Your Prints

Clark and Stone

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.

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Long Top Over Leggings

Allyson in Wonderland

Love your legs? Show them without freezing on cold weather date nights, by layering a pretty top over slim black leggings. Wear with black ankle boots or pumps for an unbroken leg line.

See 10 more stylish outfits with leggings.

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Valentine's Day Dinner Outfit

Woman in red dress and pink coat for Valentine's Day date
Brooklyn Blonde

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.

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Satin Cami Dress

Woman in green satin dress
Candice Nikeia

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.

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Printed Romper

Woman in printed romper for summer style
Upbeat Soles

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.

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Solid Maxi Dress

Woman in long yellow dress
We Wore What

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.

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Ruffles and Jeans

Woman in white ruffled top and jeans
LCB Style

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.

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Leopard Bodysuit

Woman wearing leopard top and green pants
Grasie Mercedes

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.

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Over the Knee Boots

Woman in green dress and over the knee boots
Extra Petite

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.

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Disco Outfit

Woman in metallic blue dress

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.

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Casual Dinner Date Outfit

Woman in pink cardigan, white top, and ripped jeans
Run Style Run

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.

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Date Outfit for Travel

Street style woman in a printed sundress
Nanys Kloset

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.

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Lovely in Lace

Woman in short pink dress
Simply Ana

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.

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Pretty Winter Date Outfit

Woman in black turtlenek and red lace skirt in winter scene
Meagans Moda

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.

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Sleek and Chic in Black

Woman in black peplum top and black leggings and purple high heels
Girl With Curves

This all-black outfit is covered up enough to keep you cozy in winter, but fitted enough to show off your curves. Adding a pop of color in your shoes is fashion genius.

Get more fashion #inspo for jazzing up black outfits.

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How to Dress Down a Dress

Woman in blazer and dress outfit
Seams for a Desire

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.