What to Wear for a Dinner Date
13 November, 2018Dress for an Event
Whether it's a tinder meet up, a blind date or just a night out with your other half, knowing what to wear for a dinner date can be tricky. Luckily, although we're not the masters of dating, we know a few things about clothes, and we're here to guide you through some clothing options. So if you're wondering what to wear on a dinner date for men, then fear not, we've got some answers. Read more Men’s Style Guide features.
What to Wear on a Date
So there's no such thing as a 'romantic' dinner outfit, but you can find something that will ensure you look your best, regardless of your budget and location.
What to Wear to a Smart Restuarant
If you're wondering what to wear to a fancy restaurant then the safest option is to keep things simple.
Men's dinner attire looks perfect even if you keep things plain, and a well fitted black suit, white dress shirt and patent leather brogues are all you need to create a stylish, classic look. You can add a tie or leave it as it is depending on how formal you want to go, but as long as the fit is right then extra accessories aren't important.
What to Wear at a Pub
Finding the right combination of put together yet relaxed can be tricky, especially if you're having a date somewhere like a pub. Try mixing up styles by pairing a classic white Oxford shirt with a pair of grey cotton joggers, creating a mismatch of textures and shapes. Finish off by throwing a simple navy bomber jacket over the top to pull the whole outfit together. This can work as a semi-formal date outfit due to its comfortable fit but neutral tones.
What to Wear at a Street Market
If you want to know what to wear to a casual dinner date, such as a meetup at a busy street market
or food festival, then try playing around with bolder colours and fits. Casual dinner dress doesn't automatically mean boring slouchy clothes, but you're not working out how to dress for a dinner date here, so you can keep things a little more relaxed.
Trying out footwear like white trainers
, and keeping them as a strong, standout piece means you can pair them with a range of outfits and help give a relaxed, stylish finish. Team that with a bright yellow jumper, matching it with grey trousers to keep the outfit from looking too over the top.
What to Wear at a Picnic
When people think of what to wear on a dinner date in winter, they don't usually think of picnics, but if the sun is shining and you've got some decent warm clothes, it's not such a crazy date idea. If the weather's not totally perfect it's worth investing in something like a classic wax jacket to keep you warm, yet looking rustic and sleek.
Pair that with some navy jeans and a black top and you've got yourself an outfit that's simple, but has a subtle touch of interest. This is a great outfit if you're wondering what to wear to a casual lunch date, but need something that can keep you warm on the walk there.
What to Wear for Dinner at the Parents
Dates aren't always free and easy, and sometimes they can even be at your partner's parent's house. You'll want to be comfortable but still look respectable, so a shirt with a subtle pattern paired with a good pair of jeans can be enough to keep you smart, but not overdressed. Finish off with a lightweight jacket to give the outfit some added warmth, while still maintaining its fitted, clean look.
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