What to Wear on a Sunday Date

by Jennifer Blair
For a Sunday afternoon picnic, keep it casual with a pair of shorts.

For a Sunday afternoon picnic, keep it casual with a pair of shorts.

Dressing for a date can be a little stressful. When you have a date on a Sunday, it can get even trickier as Sunday get-togethers are decidedly more casual than the typical Friday dinner date. The trick is finding a look that's appropriate while still maintaining a feminine and flirty vibe.

Outdoor Casual

For an outdoor date, aim for a casual, comfortable look with feminine touches. If you’re headed to the park for a picnic, wear a pair of tailored shorts with a silk top and flat gladiator sandals. Add a tote bag for carrying your picnic goodies and floppy hat to protect yourself from the sun. For an afternoon hike, your clothes should practical but still cute -- fitted yoga pants or running shorts can work well. Pair with a colorful T-shirt, hiking boots or sneakers and a fitted jacket.

Game Day Style

If your date involves watching the big game at a sports bar or pub, leave the jersey at home. Instead, wear your favorite dark wash jeans with a pair of ballet flats or knee-high riding boots. Add a fitted V-neck sweater and a leather jacket to keep the look casual but sexy. If it’s particularly cold, loop a patterned scarf around your neck to spice up your outfit.

Dressed Up Brunch

A brunch calls for a polished, flirty look. In the summer, a sundress in a soft shade like rose, peach, aqua or mint or even a floral print is a good option. Pair with wedge sandals and a delicate pendant necklace. In cooler weather, try a maxi dress with leather boots and a cropped cardigan or a corduroy pencil skirt with a scoop neck sweater, textured tights and knee-high boots.

Sexy Evening Attire

If you’re meeting your date for drinks on Sunday evening, try a more traditional date outfit. Opt for a pair of dark wash jeans with a fitted blazer in a dark color like black, charcoal or navy. Pair them with a lacy camisole or a beaded tank top and a pair of peep-toe pumps. If you want a more dressed up look, go with a sexy wrap dress and a bold statement necklace. Wear the dress with knee-high heeled boots and a leather jacket to give it an edgier feel.

About the Author

Based in New York City, Jennifer Blair has been covering all things home and garden since 2001. Her writing has appeared on BobVila.com, World Lifestyle, and House Logic. Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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