Date Night Ideas: What to Wear and Where to Go

What to Wear for Date Night

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Whether you’re seeing someone new or you want to revitalize a long-term relationship that’s been feeling stale, planning fun and creative date night ideas is a great way to build your connection. Read on for some memorable and unique date ideas that’ll make much more of an impression than a same-old night of dinner and drinks -- plus, unforgettable looks to go along with your one of a kind evening plans.

Making Your Date Memorable

The whole point of a date is getting to know your partner better and seeing if sparks fly. The ideal date night should be something fun that gets the two of you talking and creating sweet memories together. A one-on-one dinner can feel like a lot of pressure, especially if you’re a little shy or self-conscious. On the other hand, seeing a movie doesn’t give you a lot of opportunity to chat. While you’re planning your upcoming date, think about activities that will have you feeling comfortable and will foster a connection between the two of you. Something that takes you both out of your comfort zone a little bit will take some of the pressure off the date itself.

Dinner with a Twist

Going out to dinner is always a classic date night, and enjoying a luxurious meal together can be a great bonding experience or celebratory occasion. However, you can improve upon this date night idea by making it more hands-on and exciting -- take a cooking class together! It’ll be a lot of fun, a great learning experience, and a chance to collaborate and work on something as a team. Best of all, you’ll get to enjoy a great meal that you cooked together, with a sense of accomplishment to boot.


For a hands-on date night idea like a cooking class, it’s best to go with a look that’s cute, but not too fancy. We love the idea of tying an apron over a casual little black dress while you try your hand at homemade pasta or cannolis. Shop our entire collection of little black dresses here. 

Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress with Scalloped Neckline 

The Couple That Laughs Together

There’s nothing like letting your inner child out to get over those first-date jitters. Being able to let loose and have fun together is a great start to a budding relationship. Date night ideas like laser tag or mini golf keep you busy with a laid-back, silly activity that you can enjoy a little playful competition over. 


For these unique date ideas, dressing casually is best. A nice jumpsuit like our Wide Leg Jumpsuit is the perfect option to dress up while still keeping you comfortable and ready for wherever the night might take you.


If you like to laugh but don’t necessarily feel like running around or competing in a game, why not go to a comedy club? If you catch a good show with a hilarious comedian, the two of you will have jokes to giggle about together for months or years to come.

Entice Your Taste Buds

Along the lines of sharing dinner, doing a food or beverage tasting or tour is an indulgent experience that’s lots of fun to enjoy together. Whether you visit a winery, tour a brewery or try the tasting menu at a fancy new restaurant, the constant variation of new, interesting flavors will give the two of you plenty to talk about while keeping your senses stimulated. If you’re both beer lovers, hit up a local brewery; or, take a more adventurous route and go try a tasting menu of a cuisine you’ve never had before. It’s a unique idea that’s sure to make an impression on you and your date.

The dress code can vary wildly, so it’s a good idea to pick an establishment in advance and plan your outfit out ahead of time. For a nicer winery or restaurant, you’ll look stunning in our Diana Floral Embroidered Halter Dress 

Ready to Plan the Perfect Date Night?

Got some new ideas about planning a fun and special date night? Check out the rest of the Adrianna Papell site for lots of amazing first date outfit ideas and choose the look for your perfect date. Have fun!