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What to wear for lunch date 2023? *20 looks + video hacks!*

What to wear for lunch date 2023? *20 looks + video hacks!*

Wondering what to wear to a lunch date? You’ve come to the right place!

This may not be a popular opinion but to me, lunch hour is the best hour of the day. No doubt.

Unlike dinner, I’m feeling energetic in the middle of the day with the abundance of Vitamin D.

And if you are lucky enough to sit outdoors, the vibes are a 10/10.

Regardless of the style, lunch is way more chill and you have less guilt in ordering too much – you have half a day to digest it anyways!

Depending on the formality, you should dress accordingly too.

Ahead, I’ve gathered 19 ladies’ lunch date outfit ideas from an aesthetic girlfriend date to a business luncheon, summer to winter.

For the girls who are interested in styling tips, stay tuned for the video!


1. What to wear to lunch with friends

For a casual lunch with family or friends, think of an oversized shirt, cutoff jeans, and spaghetti strap heels that make you feel the most carefree for a big lunch.

Together with a yellow bag as an extra pop of fun, this is how you look fun with minimal effort.

2. What to wear to lunch in spring

These days, girlfriend lunch fashion is literally a thing and people are looking for a combo that is more than a crop tee and jeans.

When it comes to a spring lunch date, throw on a pastel blazer just elevate every possible look for a dash of girl boss vibes.

3. What to wear to lunch with girlfriends

Needless to say, dressing up for a bestie’s lunch is part of the weekend fun.

For the girls who gravitate towards feminine style but don’t want to look too overdressed for the daytime, a satin slip dress and denim jacket just work wonders.

This summer, I wear this combo like a uniform and I’m not sorry!

4. Shirtdress as a perfect lunch outfit

To fully enjoy the lunch, you want something belly-forgiving and stylish at the same time.

I’m loving this belted shirt dress on Amazon.

Featuring the vertical stripe and high waist belt design, this dress just hides your belly and fakes a slimming figure for you.

It comes with both sleeveless and short sleeve designs, check this out!

5. What to wear to a lunch party

For an outdoor lunch party, think of bright hues and fun patterns to look picture-perfect!

6. Wear a peplum top to a lunch date

And for the girls who gravitate towards jeans, consider jazzing up the look with a nice top.

As a pear-shaped girl myself, I must say a peplum top is my best pick.

Featuring the extra stripe of fabric gathered around the wrist, this lace blouse just hides the rolls perfectly.

It’s all about illusion.

7. What to wear to lunch date plus size

Heading for a lunch date with your crush? A statement one-piece dress is bound to make you feel the best.

Yes, this is a dress with feminine cold-shoulder, peplum detailing, and bodycon ALL IN ONE.

Such a dream.


For footwear, I’d say stay away from stiletto heels as they may appear too dressy during the daytime.

As a perfect alternative, chunky low heels or nice pumps will fit the vibes.

8. Casual summer lunch outfit

Fashion comes and goes but the floral wrap dress is here to stay for a Sunday best look.

For footwear, sleek white sneakers and a midi sundress just go hand in hand.

9. What to wear to lunch with friends in summer

If you are petite, this dress is for you.

The best part? It’s a wrap dress so you can always loosen the tie when you are feeling bloated after lunch.

10. What to wear to lunch with the boss

When it comes to a business lunch or client meeting lunch in a country club, think smart casual for the attire.

To balance your own style and professional look, a nice blouse, dress pants, and fitted blazer is your best bet.


Despite the outfit, let’s not forget your bag and shoe matter as well. To play safe, a structured bag and closed-toe heels are preferred.

This combo just makes you look effortlessly sleek – such a confidence booster.

11. What to wear to lunch with colleagues

If you are having lunch with your colleagues and building the bonding, I actually think an elegant tweed jacket is a better option here.

While a blazer will instantly remind you of the workplace, a decent jacket just somehow makes you look more approachable and casual.

For me, Chanel inspired tweed jacket is my favorite outwear of all time, check out my article below on how to create looks around it!

If you are looking for styling tips for a formal luncheon, this read below is for you ♡♡♡

12. What pants to wear for lunch?

Dress is not your cup of tea? Let’s not forget paper bag pants are another belly-forgiving choices as well.

To freshen things up, team it with a cami top and perhaps a cute high bun!

13. Paper bag pants as the belly-forgiving choice

In case you are looking for an affordable choice, these cropped paper bag pants have the best cut – it’s thick thigh approved as well!

Check out more colors and sizes.

14. What to wear to lunch in winter

When the days are chilly out there, it’s time to dig out your faux leather biker jacket that screams “I’ve got a style and I ROCK it.”

To scream the attitude, put sunglasses on when you take pictures.

15. What to wear to a lunch date in the fall

Feeling extra flirty for your fall lunch date? A cutout sweater is seriously in-style these days.

It’s not overly sexy but it’s certainly fancy enough to make your date keep an eye on you.

Trust me on this.

16. What to wear to lunch at a nice restaurant

While a sequin dress is too over the top for fine dining lunch, throw on a knitted sweater and instantly you will achieve a wearable yet feminine look.


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17. When in doubt, layer up your look

What to wear with your girlfriend’s lunch date in the fall?

Layered a sleeveless knit top on top of a white shirt and mini pleated skirt just scream nothing but IT girl style.

Together with the combat boots and crossbody bag, this look is 10/10 instagrammable.

This is so random… BUT

hey ladies, why not quickly do an affirmation and feel instantly better?

This new year, I’m trying not only to share fashion tips but come up with ways to instill body positivity in all women who are reading my articles – aka YOU!

Instead of just reading it, say it loud or murmur the quotes (if you are in public) to maximize the effect.

Ready? Here we go.

I love my body. She is my forever home and sanctuary.

Sassy isn’t a shape, it’s an attitude.

Work out because I love my body – not because I hate it.

I can love myself and change my body at the same time. No guilt about that.

It is completely normal to have tummy rolls. I come to realize that social media isn’t showing the reality… at all.

My happiest moments in life had nothing to do with the way my body looked.

I don’t have to be pretty like her, I can be pretty like …ME.

I AM perfect imperfection.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope that makes you feel better (as you deserved).

Please help me pass the body positivity message in your community. #womenhelpwomen

Alright, now keep on reading!

18. What to wear to a lunch date with girlfriends in winter

Is that just me but the maxi coat and white high-neck top just look irresistibly posh.

To balance out the vibes, pair this up with jeans and chunky sneakers for a nice contrast.

19. Sleek jumpsuit as the smart lunch date outfit

Last but not least, the jumpsuit is another failproof garment for lunch.

Depending on how you mix and match, a jumpsuit can be worn for both casual and formal occasions.

If you are petite, go for the one with flared pants. That can elongate your legs visually and make you appear to be slimmer and taller.


If you are having formal business lunch, NEVER drape the outerwear over the shoulder.

In someone’s eyes, it can appear kinda bossy, and almost too fashionable.

20. How to dress up a T-shirt

Want to feel the most carefree in T-shirt but still want to look put together?

Learn these 5 ways to style your shirt now! (Volume up~)


So there you go ladies, the 20 lunch date outfit ideas if you are wondering what to wear to lunch.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope you will find these combos inspiring!

And now it’s your turn to pin down the look and level up your styling game!

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