Every woman wants to look stylish on a date, and while dresses are sure to impress, we want to wear pants sometimes. But how?
Pants can be equally sophisticated as dresses when it comes to dressing up for dates even when the pressure to impress is sky-high.
While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to what pants you should wear on a date, there are some tricks to creating a stylish outfit to suit your type of date.
Whether you’re headed out for dinner, to the movies, or just for a coffee, you can wear pants on a date, and here are flattering date outfit ideas with pants to inspire you.
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See The Contents
- 1 A Styling Tip To Wear Pants On A Date Tastefully: Show Off Some Good Skin
- 2 Tasteful Ideas To Wear Pants On A Date
- 2.0.1 1. Wear All-White
- 2.0.2 2. Or All-Black
- 2.0.3 3. Pair with Solid Neutrals
- 2.0.4 4. Just Color Block
- 2.0.5 5. Wear Red
- 2.0.6 6. Go Playful In Prints & Patterns
- 2.0.7 7. Wear Dressier Pants
- 2.0.8 8. Or Dress Up Your Jeans
- 2.0.9 9. Accessorize with Metallics
- 2.0.10 10. Wear Jumpsuits
- 2.0.11 11. Suit Up!
A Styling Tip To Wear Pants On A Date Tastefully: Show Off Some Good Skin
Let’s admit it, ladies. Pants provide much coverage, and they are perfect! They are great for date nights, and when it is cold so don’t put them away when you’re looking for a perfect outfit.
But to make your look more interesting and feminine, wear your preferred pants then consider showing off just some skin. Whether you’re curvy to show off or not, this trick will ensure you make a statement!
The secret is to slightly show off a part of your upper body that you’re super confident about. It could be your decolletage, arms, shoulders, neck, back, or cleavage( since we love modesty, we prefer the latter for deeper romantic dates though!)
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You want to ensure your skin is well moisturized, and you’ve used your best perfume. I’m currently loving the Tom Ford Rose Prick Perfume– it’s perfect for dates!
Also, accessorize this area with subtle accessories to draw the eye to this place. Think of a dainty necklace or a cute watch. An excellent way to highlight your decolletage is to give your neck area a hint of little shimmer and apply the highlighter on the exposed areas like collarbones and shoulder bones.
Tasteful Ideas To Wear Pants On A Date
The key to pulling off a successful date outfit in pants is to strike a balance between polished and relaxed. You should aim for a lovely look that’s both feminine and chic. It should be something dressy but not uptight to send off all the right signals.
Now you know! If you’ve got a date coming up, try these tasteful pants ideas!
1. Wear All-White
An all-white look will keep your outfit looking impeccably fresh. White wide-leg pants are a perfect fit for anyone hoping to dress up their evening look while still staying comfy.
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If wearing your white denim jeans for a date, throw on a denim jacket to inject fun summer vibes into your look.
2. Or All-Black
Black makes anyone look gorgeous, sophisticated and immediately draws attention to you wherever you go. To pull off a stunning black look, go for outfits that flatter your shape.
No matter your choice of outfit, just make sure that at least one piece of your look shows off your shape. And jumpsuits are just perfect! This one with sequins helps avoid a boring finish.
Wear form-fitting outfits when you’re trying to pull off an all-black look and avoid clothes that are too loose as you’ll end up looking all drab and boring.
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3. Pair with Solid Neutrals
The easiest way to make a statement, even if it feels boring to dress in pants for a date? Wear classic solid neutrals. They create such timeless looks without much effort.
Start with black formal pants or classic denim jeans and pair them with neutral tops. Typical neutrals are rose gold, white, black, navy blue, beige, cream, and gray. You can go for a monochromatic look or match with your best neutral top.
Want to know more about monochromatic dressing? Mae sure to read How To Wear Monochromatic Outfits & Look Elegant.
4. Just Color Block
Another foolproof way to jazz up a date outfit in pants? Color blocking.
Wearing fashion pieces that provide a bit of contrast injects color and adds interest to your look, making you feel a little more comfortable and less boring.
This look in denim jeans looks effortless. And the hot pink punches the outfit up just enough to make it 100% Instagram-worthy.
5. Wear Red
Scarlet, crimson, cherry, rust, ruby. Whatever you call it, wearing red is something most women love for dates.
Red is fire and passion so whether you’re a minimalist or not, there’s a red look for every woman. Try a pair of red tailored pants for your white top or a red jumpsuit!
6. Go Playful In Prints & Patterns
A sure way to take a basic date outfit in pants from blah to statement-making is to pair it with prints and patterns to add drama.
Animal prints, florals, stripes, African prints, or geometric prints all add a lot of visual interest to the outfit.
The secret is to make your look cohesive by focusing on the color scheme when wearing prints and patterns.
You want to find a core color that unifies your whole outfit. In this case, your core color should be in every piece.
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7. Wear Dressier Pants
If the idea of wearing pants on a date is starting to feel boring, a surefire way to up the ante is to throw something edgier into the mix.
Instead of basic pants, go for something dressier with a high waist like formal wide-leg pants, paper-bag waist pants, or flared pants. Flared jeans also work well and dress up your look with a statement-making blouse.
8. Or Dress Up Your Jeans
Denim is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. And why wouldn’t it be? Denim is versatile, and your favorite pair of jeans has the ability to boost your mood and make you feel good.
But in order for denim jeans to do the job they’re supposed to do on a date, you need to find the right pair and not buckle to trends so easily. Know what looks good on you, and don’t stray from that.
Start with a pair of white, black, grey, or blue jeans that is dressy and classy!
Now, find a shirt, top, or blouse that is more dressy than casual, ideally, in lace, chiffon, silk, knitted fabric, or similar for pairing with.
You can also layer up with oversized shirts, classy coats, jackets, blazers, cardigans, and knits for a more elevated look.
9. Accessorize with Metallics
Metallic accessories can be a great way to spice up any date outfit with pants that could otherwise be boring.
Add statement accessories in metallic finishes like a long gold pendant necklace, dramatic dangling earrings, or a golden clutch.
A statement belt or handbag with golden details can also boost your outfit. These types of pieces create a focal point for your look and ensure it looks more tasteful.
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10. Wear Jumpsuits
If you fancy a one-and-done date look, then a jumpsuit is the one piece that can make your outfit complete. Jumpsuits make it easy to dress nice and look stylish!
Opt for a more classic and elegant piece in a solid color and ensure it fits well. Don’t wear a jumpsuit that is too tight to make you feel uncomfortable or too loose to overwhelm your body.
When wearing your jumpsuit, keep your waist defined. Go for a jumpsuit that naturally defines your waist or cinch your jumpsuit at the waist to add some femininity to the look and give you that curvy look.
Wide leg jumpsuits are particularly flirty and date-perfect! Just remember to wear heels with skinny heels. Avoid wedged, clogs and heels with chunky soles for a chic finish.
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11. Suit Up!
The perfect bossy-lady look for your date wardrobe, a menswear-inspired suit can be worn an endless amount of ways—from the office to a night out.
Start with a brightly-colored suit and add a touch of femininity to the look in the form of chic accessories.
Since suits give off such a formal vibe, dress your suit down for a date by wearing a bralette or tank top underneath. Finish with open heels and a subtle touch of makeup.
Remember, the best outfit to wear on a date is one that makes you feel like your best self. Behavioral research proves that when you look good, you feel good!
Disclaimer: These tasteful pants ideas are courtesy of Mia Mia Mine, Nika Marianaaa, Prissy Savvy, Victoria Fox, Chic Couture Online, She Nobu, Katerina Themis, Carol Curry, Lucy Grassso, Kosmios, Yasmin Devonport, LillyLizcat, Carpediem Collection, Sndiswa, and Ninoskavasqueza