Sometimes the best nights with your boo are the ones when you hunker down at home on the couch burning through your latest TV show obsession, or perhaps when you cook a meal together. If you’re planning your next date night in, you’re probably looking to make your outfit as special as the activity you’ve chosen to do together. The key to a perfect at-home date-night outfit is dressing up enough to make you feel special without sacrificing comfort for style (or vice-versa). Not sure where to start? Here’s how to elevate your stay-at-home styles.
Just as you would dress accordingly for dates when you’re out on the town, date nights at home require an outfit that’s appropriate for what you’ll be doing. You wouldn’t want to wear strappy sandals with no socks to your next bowling night, and you don’t want to be caught flambéing in the kitchen in your fanciest dress. Make sure to match your outfit to what you’ll be doing, and prioritize both comfort and cuteness.
You’re dressing for date night, so keep it spicy by wearing something your partner doesn’t often see you in at home. You should avoid wearing the same sweats you slide into every night after work, or even worse, the PJs you plan to wear to bed. When you do this, you’re signaling to your partner that this night isn’t special. Show them you care by upping your game. They’ll thank you with an extra compliment or two. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t keep it comfy. Let’s explore the balance between cute and comfy in our recommended outfits.
Who says you can’t wear leggings on your next date night? If you find the right ones that look and feel great, then you’re well on your way to the comfy-cute look you’re going for. Steer clear of workout leggings, though — your partner deserves better on date night than activewear. Opt for leggings with a metallic sheen or a faux leather look. They’ll hug you in all the right places and you’ll feel comfy enough to settle in for your at-home plans.
Pair them with a sumptuous women’s cashmere sweater that is oh-so-soft to the touch. Your partner won’t be able to resist a loving caress when you wear something so buttery soft in texture.
For those date nights that call for a little something extra, slip into a dress to elevate your at-home look. Because you’re not stepping foot outside your front door, you can keep it casual with a knit dress or shirt dress. Show off your waistline with a chunky belt to match.
While your dress is keeping it cute up top, you’ll want to keep your feet cozy with a favorite pair of comfy socks or slippers. You can totally pull off this blended dressed-up/dressed-down look. Trust us, your partner doesn’t want you to sacrifice comfort for style if you’re challenging them to a few rounds of chess or belting out your favorite karaoke tunes in front of the TV.
Are you channeling your favorite cooking show chef by whipping up an at-home feast? Perhaps you are tackling a video or board game together that has you both imagining you’re international spies or high-seas pirates. If you’re planning a theme night, why not pair that with a theme outfit? Your creativity will delight your partner, and it will add a spark of joy to your night in. It can be as easy as throwing on a striped women’s boatneck top, a red beret, or a baseball cap and shades.
Be playful and bring a smile to your partner’s face by surprising them with matching PJs or comfy sweats for your next night-in together. You can kick back and really relax in your matching PJs, whether you're watching a movie marathon or indulging in an at-home spa night with face masks and foot rubs. Don’t forget to document the cuteness level with a few selfies for social media.
So, what do you have planned for your next date night at home? No matter the activity, you’ll be all set with a comfy and cute outfit to remind your partner why they fell in love with you in the first place. Remember to make getting ready for your date as special as if you were heading out on the town. Your partner will notice the effort you’ve put in and how much you care. And that’s what date night is all about — cherishing each other and having fun while you do it.