Here’s How to Dress Up for a Date Night at Home

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Remember when dating used to be grabbing drinks at a bar or meeting up at restaurants? Needless to say, things have changed. Dating is a weird, complicated affair when you’re mainly at home all the time, but with some effort and a little imagination, it’s still possible to capture that romantic mood. At least there’s a silver lining to a cozy, stay at home date–choosing an ensemble is way less complicated. For one, the need for fancy heels are much less of a priority, and if that Bolognese sauce stains your top halfway through the meal, no pressure–your closet is just around the corner.

So what are some easy date-night outfits for a rendezvous at home? Don’t fret–we’ve got some ideas (10 to be exact) about how to achieve that wow factor without the fuss. Whether you’ve been together for years or are at the start of a blossoming romance, these 10 outfits will make you feel right on the money.

KNIT WRAP TOP + KNIT PANTS

Knit sets were the unofficial uniform of last year; they strike that elusive mix of cozy, chic, and effortless. We say, it's more the reason to try one for date-night. A figure-hugging silhouette and deep v neckline elevate this to a dressier standard.

Song of Style Ursa Top ($98)

Song of Style Ines Knit Pant ($120)

Mango Mixed Chain Necklace ($30)

PLUNGE BODYSUIT + ANIMAL PRINT PANTS

Chances are there's a black bodysuit sitting in your wardrobe already. In this case, repurpose it with loose-fitting animal print pants (or stretchy for maximum comfort!) and sparkly earrings for extra pizazz.

Spanx Suit Your Fancy Bodysuit ($148)

Mango Zebra Print Pants ($30)

Riah Fashion Sparkly Rhinestone Earrings ($13)

CUT OUT CARDIGAN + MAXI SKIRT

It doesn't get much more seductive than a cut-out top. A maxi skirt provides a nice low-key contrast to the drama on top.

With Jean Carie Cardi ($189)

Asos Belted Midi Skirt ($56)

MONOCHROME WHITE CARDIGAN + TROUSERS

Winter whites are just elegant, period. Wear the cardigan as a top and unbuttoned halfway for a flirty take. If wine is on the date-night agenda, just keep a stain remover pen at the ready.

Sezane Gaspard Jumper ($120)

INC Cropped Button-Fly Jeans ($80)

OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS + LACE UP SHOES

Sweet-heart necklines are the ultimate date-night look. To keep it more casual, add a pair of masculine lace up shoes (only if you're a shoes in the house kind of person!).

Khaite Beth Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress ($1380)

Falke Logo-Jacquard Cotton-Blend Socks ($18)

& Other Stories Chunky Sole Leather Oxfords ($149)

OVERSIZE PAJAMA SET

By now we know that pajamas are multi-purpose. Sleeper does an excellent job of elevating the nighttime basic, like this striped oversize set. Add some hoop earrings or cozy house shoes to make the look feel more intentional for an intimate dinner.

Sleeper Sizeless Pajama Set ($285)

Luv Aj Amalfi Tube Hoop Earrings ($55)

STATEMENT BODYSUIT + BOYFRIEND JEANS + CHUNKY NECKLACE

Bodysuits to the rescue yet again! This time the look leans more casual with the introduction of loose-fitting boyfriend jeans. Accentuate a dramatic neckline with a chunky gold necklace.

Mango Cashmere Ribbed Bodysuit ($80)

Agolde '90s Fit Mid Rise Loose Fit Jeans ($188)

& Other Stories Twisted Chain Link Necklace ($29)

SLIP DRESS + DIAMANTE HOOP EARRINGS

Dresses are a powerful time-saving tool in your date-night outfit arsenal because you only need one piece. While structured dresses can feel too stuffy in a home setting, a slinky slip version feels more relaxed yet, sophisticated. Should you want to dress it up even further, might we suggest these blingy diamante hoops.

Anthropologie Bias Slip Dress ($118)

Bsjell Large Rhinestone Hoop Earrings ($10)

MINI SKIRT + TURTLENECK + BLAZER

For an outfit that's cute yet still easy-going, pair a mini skirt with a casual relaxed blazer.

Chelsea28 Front Button Blazer ($50)

Everlane The Pima Micro-Rib Turtleneck ($35)

& Other Stories Front Slit Mini Skirt ($59)

Oroblu Secret Shaper Tights ($30)

BACKLESS TOP + SWEATPANTS

At this point half of our lives are spent in sweatpants, so why should you stop now? For a sporty take that still reveals some skin, add a sexy backless top and polished gold earrings.

H&M Open-Backed Top ($30)

H&M Cotton-Blend Sweatpants ($18)

Laura Lombardi Spira Gold-Tone Hoop Earrings ($130)

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