You’ve managed to land a reservation at that luxurious restaurant with incredibly tasty food, which is prepared by some of the finest chefs in your local area (or even in the country, depending on how high on the prestige scale it is). That’s fantastic, but you obviously won’t be able to strut in clothed in a painfully casual attire. Venues of this kind require a certain etiquette, not only as far as behavior is concerned, but as far as clothing goes.
Whether you’re joined by friends or your partner for a solo or double date, you are bound to leave an impression. There is no better environment than expensive chandeliers, silk tablecloths, and velvet curtains to whip out your fanciest clothes. Here are some simple tips and tricks to look golden without having to spend copious amounts of money on expensive brands.
A restaurant night out in the company of your betrothed is a different experience than the scenario in which you decide to hang out with friends. Candle lights, smooth jazz or piano music, and delicious gourmet meals are a guarantee for a romantic setting that will put you both in a flirty mood, and your allure can be highly boosted by your outfit choice.
Clothe yourself in bold colors. Red is a sure choice to leave a striking impression on all the other people around you. Likewise, you can opt for a color palette that matches the luxurious glow of chandeliers and take out of the wardrobe that sexy glittery silver or gold sweetheart neckline dress.
As for accessories, champagne-toned or eye-catchy gold handbags go extremely well with the thematic, and there is no better time to pull of eye-catching chandelier earrings, possibly even coated in gold or embellished with ruby gems.
Hanging out at a fancy restaurant a great opportunity for glamor and extravagance, which is why many people opt to attend elegant parties hosted there. It’s a fantastic opportunity to rock long dresses that are assorted with the color palette associated with classic elegance. A champagne diva mermaid dresses, an A-line princess black gown, or a Marilyn Monroe-ish empire waist white dress, they are all guaranteed to leave an impression through class and refinery.
Complete the picture with a heart charms riddled freshwater pearls bracelet that will let everyone know of your subtlety in expression and the fine taste in accessories. Pearls are the classic staple of elegance, and you will never fail to engulf yourself in an air of refinery when rocking a bead of pearls or subtle pearl earrings. They go especially well with the little black dress, mostly because of the striking contrast created between the two non-colors. There’s nothing quite as elegant as the timeless black-and-white theme.
Perhaps this night out at a fancy restaurant isn’t a romantic date or a really pompous party, and it’s a mutual choice within your group of friends to all head out for a spontaneous dinner through which you can experience the finer side of life. Given the company, this is likely going to be filled with fun, giggles, and a certain level of freedom that can be easily reflected through your attire.
Go out and have fun in a black asymmetrical veil-collar dress or a feminine peach colored blouson, both of them best matched with a pair of black pumps or beige ballerinas (depending on whether there is also a live band that you can sway to). If you’ll be sitting up, this is also a great opportunity to flaunt another trademark of elegance – lace. Blend it into a pair of toe peep heels, which will balance out the simplicity of the dress with a dash of chic boldness.
The smaller the handbag, the better. While it’s indicated to avoid any glamorous, crystal-embellished dresses, you can wholly make up for it through accessories. Flaunt your cream handbag with shiny crystals scattered over it, clip in some bold chandeliers with obsidian gems that ooze an air of mystery and retained elegance, and go full gold with pendant necklaces that are a mix of luxurious metals and luscious diamond-like stones.
No matter what the scenario is, always remember that it’s a night at a likely expensive restaurant that you’re dressing for. There is no room for kitsch choices and unnecessary risks. Classic and simplicity are as safe as they are effective.