Valentines: date night style ideas


One of the greatest elements of Valentines Day is selecting the ultimate date outfit. Rather than spending an hour or two editing your entire wardrobe, seek timeless inspiration in our rundown of the best date outfits ever to have graced the celluloid screen...

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Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal

We love Demi Moore’s idiosyncratic 90s style in steamy drama Indecent Proposal (1993). By day, Moore’s character, Diane Murphy, relishes in boyish, laid-back ensembles, fusing denim cut-offs, biker jackets and pyjama shirts with a functional backpack and circular sunnies. By night, during both her date with her husband, played by Woody Harrelson, and her millionaire seducer played by Robert Redford, Moore channels pure elegance with fitted floor-length dresses and elaborate hanging earrings. We love this look for an old-fashioned dinner and dancing date.

Lauren Hutton in American Gigolo

When Lauren Hutton starred as Michelle Stratton, Richard Gere’s sophisticated love interest in American Gigolo back in 1980, she left audiences transfixed. Not only for her stellar performance, but for her perfectly bobbed hair and to die for tailoring. If you’re keeping it classic this Valentines with an opulent dinner date, look to Hutton and Gere’s heated dinner scene where a luminous Hutton wears a fluid shirt left unbuttoned low with a tailored jacket draped over her shoulders. The perfect excuse to invest in our Campbell Tailoring…

 Natalie Portman in Hotel Chevalier

In Wes Anderson’s short film Hotel Chevalier, Natalie Portman plays the seductive former lover of a tenacious Jason Schwartzman. When the two lovers reconvene in a Parisian hotel room, Portman arrives in a belted overcoat, culottes and knee-high stiletto boots looking every inch the modern-day femme fatale. We love the idea of adapting our SS14 culottes (to autumn/winter with a pair of killer knee-high boots.

Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction

It was Uma Thurman’s staggering portrayal of Mia Wallace in Tarantino’s 1994 cult picture that began her Hollywood trajectory- who could forget the scene where a barefoot Uma and John Travolta take centre stage to dance to Chuck Berry? Rework Uma’s super simple look for drinks and dancing or a trip to see an arthouse cinema, with our Campbell Tailored Trouser and your favourite white shirt.

 Ali Macgraw in Love Story

Ali Macgraw’s preppy, elegant wardrobe in the classic 70s picture, Love Story, will always be relevant to current and future fashion. The perfect camel woolen coat, polo neck jumpers, tartan kilts and a vast collection of matching scarves; Macgraw will always be the go-to girl for timeless winter style. If your date takes you outdoors this Valentines, Whistles recommend taking your cues from one of Macgraw’s many bundled-up looks to stay warm and effortlessly stylish.