Wondering what to wear to an arcade date or a Dave and Buster’s date? You’ve come to the right place!
If you want to add a touch of fun and retro vibes to the date, going to an arcade or sports bar like Dave and Buster’s is bound to be a blast.
With a ton of core games and facilities, for you to explore and play with, it can instantly ease the typical awkwardness of the first date.
And guess what, physical touch comes unbelievably naturally when you guys are playing games together.
So probably you have the last question in mind: What to wear to the arcade and Dave and Buster’s? I’ve got your back.
Below, I’ve gathered 18 dating outfits from the casual to nostalgic style along with some practical tips. Sound good?
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1. Wear casual jeans for an arcade date
Want to dance like nobody is watching? I bet you!
To embrace the fun vibes and make sure you can enjoy the fullest experience, wearing jeans will put you on the right track.
As a no-brainer, going to an arcade requires you to stay active 24/7.
From playing classic games like Pop-A-shot, and air hockey to billiard tables, pair up a cute crop top and distressed jeans that will make you feel the comfiest.
I love these crayon shades jeans – just match the arcade bar perfectly!
2. Color block windbreaker for a Dave and Buster’s date
Looking for the right outerwear for Dave and Buster’s date?
I’d say stay casual chic with a denim jacket and shacket.
But if you want to add a dose of nostalgia to your get-up, a 90s color block windbreaker is just perfect for some aesthetic arcade photo shoot.
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3. Embrace oversized outfits for an arcade date
Whether you are petite or tall, you can’t ignore the fact that this year is all about baggy styles.
Not only they are stylish, but the loose-cutting design also allows you to jump and dance freely in the game bar.
So yes, to complete a wonderfully unfussy look, I highly recommend going for an oversized checkered shirt or baggy joggers.
Many girls ask me can petite girls wear oversized, my answer is a big fat YES if you pick the right cut.
But that said, to avoid looking all over the place, you should pick only one baggy item as a statement piece.
Wear a baggy top with baggy pants together is the big No-no.
4. Dress retro for Dave and Buster’s date
Both teens and adults love arcades, why? Because it’s the wonderland that allows us to tap into our inner child world.
So it makes sense why a retro look has always been the popular attire for an arcade date.
Think of a color block sweater, a dungaree dress, and a pair of old Converse that bring you back to the good old days.
Of course, you can always get creative with your nostalgic look.
From parachute pants, and acid-wash jeans to suspenders, you can go as funky and bold as you want in this wonderland!
These white sunnies are everything.
5. Baddie styles for the fun arcade games
For all the hot baddies out there, don’t worry, I won’t miss you out!
As a perfect blend of street style and sporty look, you will need statement tracksuits, short leggings, chunky sneakers, and more.
In a fun place like Dave and Busters which is filled with all kinds of neon and vibrant hues, it just echos with bold colorful accessories.
So ladies, don’t hesitate to wear the Barbie pink hair clip and chunky necklaces – it’s time to add some zing to your style!
6. When in doubt, wear a hat
Gravitate towards cool-girl style? Lean into it.
If you don’t have a resting bitch face to strike a pose, at least your hat can add a dash of edginess to your style.
From classic baseball caps to trendy bucket hats to beanies, they will all do the tricks.
But that said, if you have a big head or chubby cheeks like me, avoid the beanie.
Sorry for the tough love but I do think wide-beam hats look best with a round face – it just makes the face look smaller by comparison!
Need I say more? This ghost cartoon hat is so freaking cute.
7. Stay strong on the hair game
So you’ve pinned down your outfit, and now it’s time to play with the hairstyle!
Think of a cute high bun or fishtail braid that tells others you’ve given thought to your look.
They are the real mood-boosters.
Feeling a bit laid back in a graphic T-shirt dress? Pull on a high ponytail and you’ll never feel anything missing from your look.
Trust me, you will feel so much more put together!
8. When in doubt, gogo boots
✨ This is giving the arcade doll vibes ✨
8. Add an extra pop of fun with socks
Feeling too ordinary in sneakers?
Well, what about getting creative with a pair of striped knee-high socks that will boost youthfulness tenfold?
To look cute on the arcade date, it’s time to dig out some catchy socks.
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The aesthetic of these glitter socks is unbeatable.
9. Comfy sneakers for an arcade date
Speaking of the arcade date, forget about the high heels and go for sneakers or low-heel sandals for comfort.
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10. My favorite arcade date look
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So ladies, there you go the 18 outfit ideas if you wonder what to wear to the arcade & Dave and Buster’s date.
What are your thoughts on that? Now it’s time to pin down your favorite look and surprise your date!
As for the girls who want more dating outfit tips, definitely read through the articles listed below.
Even if this is not your first, second, or third date, I’m sure you will find the science behind it useful in the future! See you there!
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