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Before heading out the door for a dinner date, you want to make sure your outfit is in accordance with the restaurant’s written (and unwritten) dress code. If you’re going to a place like a pub, or a casual Mexican restaurant, you want to put together a sexy, casual, and fun outfit that will impress your date, while ensuring you fit in with the restaurant’s crowd.
The essentials for a casual and sexy outfit:
- A pair of jeans and a feminine top and a leather jacket always makes for the perfect date night outfit at a casual restaurant. Just remember to balance your proportions by pairing your skinny jeans with a flowing top, and your boot cut jeans with a formfitting top.
- When selecting your footwear, steer clear of flats (too casual) and stilettos (too dressy). The best shoes for a casual dinner date are wedges or heeled boots because they’re fun, feminine, and give you a little lift. Oh, and no matter how casual the restaurant is, never wear flip-flops!
- The accessories you select to top off your outfit should be fun, not fancy. Think hoop earrings instead of diamonds, and a funky necklace instead of pearls. If you really want to wear diamonds, select a classic pair of studs and keep your neck simple with a thin gold chain.
- When you’re doing your makeup for a casual dinner date, use neutral shades and only focus on one feature, either your eyes or your lips. If you do a smoky, sultry eye, do nude lips. If you do a bright red lip, only put a little bit of mascara and eyeliner on your eyes. Instead of a full face of foundation, just use a tinted moisturizer with some light bronzer. And above all else: keep it natural! Guys want to see YOU on a date, not a face caked with makeup.
A final note…
Dressing your best for a casual dinner date is actually pretty easy once you know what you’re doing. Play around with different combinations of tops and jeans until you find something you feel amazing in, and I guarantee he won’t be able to keep his eyes off of you.