Dining Out With Friends? Here’s How to Look Great

Looking your best when you go out to eat is important. You want to make a good impression on your friends and don’t want to feel uncomfortable in your own skin. Here are a few tips for dressing up when you’re eating out!


Hair And Makeup

If you’re going out for a nice dinner, doing your hair and makeup is important. You don’t have to go overboard – just a little bit of effort will go a long way. If you’re unsure what to do, ask your friends for advice or look up some tutorials online. A simple updo and some natural-looking makeup will usually do the trick. If you want something more dramatic, go for it! You could add some fake eyelashes to complete your look. All you need is some DUO eyelash glue and a lash applicator. Adding eyeliner and mascara will also help to make your eyes stand out. Just remember not to go too heavy-handed with the makeup – you don’t want to look like you’re going to a club, after all.


The Right Outfit

Choosing the right outfit is essential when you’re dressing up for a night out. You want something that is both comfortable and stylish. A little black dress is always a good option, but make sure it’s not too short or low-cut. You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. If you’re not sure what to wear, ask your friends for advice or look up some outfit ideas online. Some popular ideas include:


  • A casual dress or skirt with a nice blouse is an excellent option if you want to be comfortable but still look put together.


  • Jeans with a dressy top: Pairing jeans with a nicer top is a good way to balance comfort and style.


  • A nice jumpsuit: Jumpsuits are becoming increasingly popular and can be very flattering. 


  • A casual Romper: Rompers are a great option for a night out. They’re comfortable and stylish, but make sure you choose one that isn’t too short.


  • Dressy shorts: Shorts are a great option for a night out, especially if it’s warm outside. Just make sure they’re not too short or revealing.


  • A skirt: Skirts are always a good option, but make sure they’re not too short. 


  • Tight pants: Tight pants are a great option if you want to look put-together. 


  • Flowing pants: Flowing pants are a great option if you want to be comfortable but still look put-together.


The Right Shoes

Your shoes are just as important as your outfit when you’re dressing up for a night out. You want to find a balance between comfort and style. Heels are always an option, but make sure you can walk in them. If you’re not comfortable in heels, plenty of other options are available. Some popular choices include:


  • Flats: Flats are a great option if you want to be comfortable but look put together.


  • Sandals:  Sandals are a great choice for summertime. They come in various styles, so you can find a pair that suits your outfit.


  • Boots: Boots are perfect for fall and winter. You can dress them up or down, depending on the occasion.


  • Sneakers: Sneakers are a comfortable option for any season. They’re also great for walking around if you’re planning on doing any sightseeing.


  • Heels: Heels are a classic choice for a night out. They can dress up any outfit and make you look more put-together.


When choosing your shoes, it’s important to keep the occasion in mind. If you’re going out to a nice restaurant, you’ll want to wear something nicer than if you’re going to a bar. It’s also important to consider the weather. You don’t want to wear something that’s going to be uncomfortable if it’s hot or cold outside. No matter what type of shoes you choose, make sure they are clean and in good condition. Scuffed shoes will ruin the look of your outfit.


The Right Bag

Your dining companions may be intrigued by the contents of your handbag, so make sure it’s up to the occasion. A small clutch or wristlet is ideal—just large enough to hold your essentials: cash, credit cards, lip colour, and compact. If you’re carrying a larger bag, take care that its shape complements your outfit and doesn’t overwhelm you. For example, a round cross-body bag paired with a flowing dress is a great look. And be sure to ditch the backpack—you’re not going to school anymore. Additionally, avoid carrying a bag that has any logos or branding. You want your outfit to be the star of the show, not your handbag.


The Right Accessories

The right accessories can make or break your outfit. If you’re unsure, what to wear, err on caution and go for a classic look. A statement necklace or earrings will add a touch of glamour to any outfit. Some popular options include:


  • Hoop earrings come in different sizes and can be worn with casual and formal looks.
  • Chandelier earrings are a great way to dress up a simple outfit.
  • Pendant necklace: This is a versatile piece that can be worn with almost anything.
  • Statement bracelet: This is a great way to add some personality to your look.
  • Rings: Rings are a great way to accessorize any outfit.


When choosing accessories, it’s important to consider the overall look you’re looking for. Choose more elegant pieces if you’re dressing up for a formal occasion. Choose less formal pieces if you’re dressing down for a more casual event. Here are some tips for choosing the right accessories:


  • Think about the colour scheme: Try to choose accessories that complement your outfit’s colours.
  • Think about the style of your outfit: If you’re wearing a dressy outfit, choose dressy accessories. If you’re wearing a casual outfit, choose casual accessories.
  • Choose jewelry that won’t clash: For example, don’t wear a statement necklace with big earrings.


Dressing up for a night out with friends isn’t difficult. Make sure to choose the right outfit, accessories, and shoes. And most importantly, have fun! With these tips, you’ll look great and feel confident.

Jessica Alexander

Jessica Alexander

I've always loved to write, but I'd never want to be famous. So, I write as Jessica A. over here at ADDICTED. You can think of my like Carmen Sandiego, you trust me, but where in the world am I?