You have Friday night circled with a heart on your calendar and that can only mean one thing: date night. Maybe you’re exploring someone new, or perhaps you’re interested in spicing things up with your regular sweetie. Either way, we’ve got you covered with these fabulous plus-size outfits, perfect for a romantic evening for two.
4 Plus-Size Outfits for Date Night
Of course you want to feel sexy and feminine on date night, but comfort is important too. You definitely don’t want to spend the evening tugging at your too-short skirt or adjusting an awkward pair of pants. And doing battle with a shirt that restricts your every move? No one wants that either.
That’s why the plus-size outfits below are styled with comfort in mind. As an extra precaution against unexpected fit issues, use these ideas as inspiration and shop in-store for your date-night garb.
Casual dates: dressy blouse + jeans
Even for a casual date, you don’t want to appear too relaxed. A pair of jeans that’s designed to move with you and negotiate your curves with ease is a great starting point. Dark-wash, bootcut styles always flatter, but here we recommend sticking with a silhouette that’s tried and true—date night isn’t the time to experiment.
A slinky blouse is the perfect way to dress up your favorite jeans for a date. This Chain-Neck Cold-Shoulder Top from the MICHAEL Michael Kors collection features a fun chain detail at the neck and shows off the shoulder bones—always a dramatic touch.
Finish this casual, chic outfit off with booties or heels. If weather permits, show a flash of a saucy color on your toenails with open-toe booties or strappy heels.
2. Effortless wrap dress
A classic choice is the wrap dress. Assuming it fits well, the wrap dress looks supremely sexy on a curvy figure—especially when there’s a deep neckline involved.
The Kiyonna Sweetheart Neck Wrap dress makes a statement on its own, thanks to that brilliant cobalt blue. Add some extra spice with a dainty, pendant necklace and then step into a pair of delicate heels to finish this gorgeous look.
3. A-line skirt + print top
Date night is a great time to break out your bright hues. Try an A-line skirt in a solid hue coupled with a patterned top for a standout combo. The Just This Sway A-Line Skirt is available in sizes up to 4X in an array of hues, but this rich crimson is especially chic for a night out.
When you really want to leave an impression, it’s time to break out the sequins. The Shimmer One-Piece Jumpsuit is a fun and flirty choice for an itinerary that includes dining, dancing and impressing. It’s available in sizes up to 24W, and is guaranteed to add sparkle to a festive evening.
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.