The winter months are perfect for cute and cozy date nights. Whether you and your bae want to make a bonfire and sip hot chocolate or head out on the town for a holiday-themed dinner at your favorite romantic restaurant, there is no shortage of fun date night ideas you can try this winter. Having said that, you’ll want to dress for the occasion so you can look cute and remain cozy throughout the entire date, leaving more time to make memories with your date.
There are a few things to keep in mind when putting together the perfect outfit for a winter date night. First, make sure you know if you’ll be inside or outside for the bulk of the date. This will dictate the necessity for specific shoes and any extra outdoor-minded winter accessories like gloves, a scarf or a warm hat.
If you’ll be inside, it’s a good idea to layer up so you can shed an outer jacket or cardigan if you get too hot. Other than these general guidelines, you should have fun with your look and show off your personality with your outfit. Get inspired and make your outfit one to remember with these winter date night outfits that are both cozy and chic.
4 Best Winter Date Night Outfit Ideas That Are Both Cozy and Chic
1. Boost Your Confidence
It’s a good idea to start off any date night outfit with confidence-boosting panties or even a flirty set of lingerie. For those who are in a more serious relationship, this might be a fun surprise for your significant other, but for those on a first or second date and for you personally, wearing underwear that makes you feel great is a super easy way to help you get into a confident and positive mindset before the date even starts.
Underneath your date night top or dress, go for a sexy bra that will get you in the date night mood and help you feel a little more luxurious. If you’re comfiest in a soft bra without underwire or a whole lot of bells and whistles, you can still turn up the heat with a wireless lace bralette that will keep you feeling comfy and cute while offering just the right amount of support.
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2. Fireside Fashionista
If your date night includes a crackling fire with a drink in hand, you can count on a few chic outfit choices that will give your regularly worn flannels a break. For outdoor bonfires or a cozy little backyard fire, you’ll want to bundle up if it’s cold. Instead of reaching for your go-to oversized sweater and jeans, layer up in a pair of super-soft leggings and a turtleneck sweater. This way, you can show off your shape when cozying up to your date and keep your neck warm without needing a scarf. If you want a bit more coverage, opt for an over-the-knee turtleneck sweater dress to help keep your legs warm.
3. Christmas Spectacular Couple
Your date night preference might be a little more glamorous, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay comfy and cozy throughout the night. For winter date nights at a nice restaurant, cocktail bar hopping or at the theatre, you’ll want to wear something that looks great but won’t wrinkle or stretch out while sitting at the table or in the orchestra section.
Your best option is a semi-stretchy and resilient dress or skirt made from a synthetic blend or soft fabric that fights wrinkles and keeps its shape while you’re wearing it. If you fear the stretchiness of your outfit will show off unwanted shapes in your torso, hips or tummy, start your outfit with a piece of shapewear for women to smooth, slim and contour your target areas. Wear a new color, draw winged eyeliner and treat yourself to a special night.
4. Shopping Spree Chic
There are so many different date night ideas specifically centered around the holiday season. It’s so much fun to share this time of year with your friends, family and, of course, your significant other. Since Christmas shopping is a festive activity in itself, why not make it a date?
You and your holiday sweetheart can enjoy a day of perusing holiday markets, thrifting, bargain hunting and maybe even splurging on gifts for yourself or each other. For this date, you’ll want to look cute and put together, but it could end up being a multi-hour experience, so staying comfortable is key.
Try a pair of cute and stylish sneakers with comfy jeans or faux leather leggings paired with a graphic t-shirt and a comfy-yet-warm jacket (fleece and shearling styles are in right now!) to finish off the look. Who knows? You might even find a new addition to your winter wardrobe while you’re out shopping!
Whatever you have in store for your winter date night, know that you don’t have to compromise style for comfort! Keep these outfit ideas in mind before your next night out (or in) with your significant other.