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5 sexy date night outfit ideas you’re totally going to heart

The hottest date night outfits to shop right now

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Hollie Brotherton
Hollie BrothertonLifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
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Looking for a date night outfit but don't know where to start? We’ve all been there. Whether it's your first date, you’re celebrating an anniversary or you're doing something special for Valentine's Day, the night is always so much better when you’re feeling your best. This means something different for everyone and of course also depends on your date night plans. So from blazers to LBDs to statement dresses, we’ve found all of the best options to shop now or be inspired by.  

Best date night dresses & outfit ideas

The dinner & drinks date

When in doubt, go for a little black dress every time. We love this leather-effect LBD from Mango. With its cross-over design and side ruffles it’s so flattering, and the long sleeves make it feel autumn/winter-appropriate. Add tights if it’s really cold, patterned if you want to stand out.

Mango leather mini dress

Leather-effect dress, £49.99, Mango


Or go for this knitted black mini dress from & Other Stories. We'd pair it with heels or knee-high boots.

Stories black knitted dress

Belted mini knit dress, £55, & Other Stories


The casual drinks date

If you feel amazing in your favourite jeans, be that slouchy or skinny, wearing them with a top and blazer is a fail-safe for a first date or more casual meeting. Keep it effortless with a sleek and tactile top, like this silk Reformation number paired with a slightly oversized blazer.

Reformation silk top

Lucrezia top, £145, Reformation

H&M blazer

Oversized single-breasted blazer, £34.99, H&M


The daytime date

This open-back red knitted midi dress couldn't be more appropriate for a daytime Valentine's date, don’t you think? Wear it with heeled ankle boots.

ASOS red midi dress

ASOS DESIGN knitted midi dress, £35, ASOS


Or for a shorter style, we love this high-neck red mini dress from New Look toughened up with chunky boots.

New Look red dress mini

Red high neck long sleeve keyhole mini dress, £17, New Look


The really fancy date

Going somewhere super fancy? This breathtaking maxi dress from Needle & Thread features layers upon layers of ruffles in a rich red colourway.

Needle thread red dress

Willow red gown, £465, Needle & Thread


The date night at home

Whether you’re having a date night in or maybe you’re going for cocktails in your hotel bar, Nadine Merabi’s feather-trimmed Darcie pyjamas are perfect. Pair them with fluffy slippers or stilettos.

Nadine Merabi pjs

Darcie red pyjamas, £150, Nadine Merabi



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