FASHION TRENDS / Aug 21, 2023


Planning a dinner date outfit can cause mild panic—especially when it’s a first. We totally get it, girl! But hey, we happen to be experts when it comes to dressing up for something special, so relax because we’ve gotcha! We know just how you can turn heads so keep reading and get some inspiration and ideas.

💗 Five Dinner Date Dress Options You Must See 🌹

Going to a fine dining restaurant with your partner? Celebrating your anniversary? Heading to a gala or New Year’s Eve party together? Here are our favorite dresses for dinner dates that just ooze with glam. 

1. Red mermaid dress with corset bodice

Mermaid dresses are a great option and make for the perfect fancy dinner date outfit. They’re designed to show off all your assets, and will surely make your date feel like the luckiest, with you on their arm!

Corset tops are very in right now. They’re super sexy and shrink your waistline. In other words, they’re perfect for a fancy dinner date. Choose a red or black dress to turn up the heat!

What fabric is best for mermaid dresses? Rome jersey is one of our favorites. It’s a soft, slightly stretchy fabric that’ll hug all your curves beautifully.

Red mermaid dress with corset bodice

Get the look: style GL3082 | Straight Across Neckline Mermaid Long Dress w/ Sheer Bodice

2. Mauve mermaid dress with sequins

Every gal looks great in mauve, which is why we come back to it season after season. It looks great on any skin tone—and can be worn year-round. Whether you’re off to a summer or winter event, you can’t go wrong with this shade of purple.

As you can see, mermaid silhouettes aren’t always skin-tight. If you’re looking for a dress that has some wiggle room, this type of dress is for you. Don’t worry, with a gathered waist, it still emphasizes your hourglass shape.

Headed to a late dinner and worried it’ll get chilly? This chic dinner date dress has long sleeves so you can transition from dinner to late-night cocktails while still feeling comfortable.

Fancy dinner events invite you to rock some glamor. Sequins, jewels, beads—they’re all welcome here! In head-to-toe sequins, you’ll shimmer underneath the evening lights.

Mauve mermaid dress with sequins

Get the look: style GL3063 | Gathered Waist Sequin Embellished Mermaid Dress w/ Long Sleeves

3. Black mermaid dress with embellishments

An elegant black dress is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. It can be worn to a dinner, gala, holiday party, and more. (In other words, you’ll get your return on this investment very quickly!)

A sleek mermaid silhouette is perfect for this timeless color. Choose a gown with simple spaghetti straps and a deep-v neckline—and let your curves do the talking.

For the ladies who want to jazz up their dinner date dress, look for options with black beads and sequins. The shimmer will be subtle but your date will definitely notice!

Black mermaid dress with embellishments

Get the look: style GL3006 | Sheer Bodice Sleeveless V-Neck Sequin Dress w/ Leg Slit

4. Light pink netting mermaid dress

Looking for a dinner date outfit that’s a bit daring? We have a feeling you’ll like this netting mermaid dress. It truly offers the best of both worlds. It’s bold and edgy—but has a softer side, too.

Because its soft netting fabric has large holes, you can catch a glimpse of the illusion of sweetheart neckline underneath. The color (light pink) and the jewel embellishments also highlight your delicate femininity and hourglass shape.

This dinner date dress is effortlessly fierce. Style your hair in loose, tousled curls and strut your stuff with confidence!

Light pink netting mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL2612 | Short Sleeve Netting Mermaid Long Dress

5. Black velvet mermaid dress with sequins

Often, a dinner date will turn into late-night drinks or dancing. This dinner date dress will perfectly transition you to the dance floor.

While the fabric is black velvet, it’s covered in iridescent sequins. If you want to stand out in a crowd, this fabric won’t let you down!

Its lace-up back and slit in the skirt are fiery features—but still appropriate for a fancy dinner (Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too!).

No need to over-style this dinner date outfit. Throw your hair up, put on your favorite pair of earrings, and let your dress do the rest.

Black velvet mermaid dress with sequins

Get the look: style GL3150 | Sequin Cut-out Side Lace-up Back Velvet Mermaid Dress

More Dinner Date Outfit Ideas Below

Today, you found dinner date outfit ideas for fancy occasions. But what about casual dates? Holiday parties? Find inspo below!

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