What To Wear To The Movies

Whether it’s seeing a romantic-comedy with girlfriends or an action-adventure on date-night with the hubby, a night out at the movies is a treat. But what do you wear when you don’t want to keep it casual yet still look pulled together and polished? Here are four great outfit formulas for when you’re wondering what to wear to the movies.

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Tunic Sweater + Jeans + Booties

Jeans and sneakers are the epitome of a casual look but instead of your ratty old sneakers, opt instead for a more modern pair like these high top suede ones. They’re cute, comfortable and youthful without looking too young. This cozy bouclé sweater in this gorgeous pop of color adds beautiful texture to this look. The V- neck is flattering on everyone because it makes your neck look longer and you look leaner. Add a cute crossbody bag, and you’re ready to go.

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Turtleneck + Jeans + Riding Boots

Snuggle up in the theatre in this chic mock turtleneck sweater and a pair of black jeans. Sleek riding boots add a sophisticated touch.


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Cardigan + T-shirt + Joggers 

Here’s a cute look that is hard to resist if you are looking for comfort. This pretty cardigan is cozy and feminine and looks great worn with a pair of soft joggers. Snakeskin mules and a sporty backpack elevate the look. This would be a great look for air travel too!


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Long Top + Leggings + Sneakers

Regular readers know that I’m a big fan of leggings because they are so darn comfy, and when styled the right way they can be very chic. There are so many ways to wear leggings! Here I’ve styled them with a soft slit side tunic. Gray sneakers complete the relaxed and elegant, monochromatic look.

What about you? Do you get dressed up or keep it casual when you go to the movies? What’s your favorite look for a night out at the show?

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8 thoughts on “What To Wear To The Movies

  1. Dear citizens,
    I recommend a 1 coloured tunic sweater with plain black leggings and a white tee-shirt , pretty slip-on shoes and a handbag is amazing to wear at the movies for !ANY! age what-so-ever…


  2. I had a great time participating in the What to Wear to the Movies pinterest contest and am excited to have won! I actually have an outfit very similar to the winning collage and wear it often. I am 45 and have been told I look younger. Maybe some days I do. :) I don’t want to dress too young and look ridiculous (nothing worse) but I do think this outfit is appropriate for someone in the 40’s. Perhaps not older than that though. I think a little tasteful distressing on these boyfriend jeans is fun, but not excessive. I love earth tones and love the trend of lace right now too. I own the same shoes shown, and they are comfortable and age appropriate. I do live in a small town so going to the movies here is a casual event! Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. Emly’s choice with distressed jeans is fab. For an women in her fifties I would substitute the distressed jeans for some well fitted jeans in black.

    2. I think that all of these outfits are great for women of any age. Those of us who are older may choose not to wear distressed jeans (I don’t think they are that nice at any age!) but I wear skinny jeans and straight-leg ones with long cardigans, oversized sweaters, soft cashmere – anything really. My swap for the leggings in outfit #2 is a pair of slim-fitting ponte pants, but this is the kind of swap/choice that makes a silhouette work for any age woman. You can have the “look” in a way that makes you feel comfortable. That’s true at any age!

  3. Deborah, I agree with you, I thought the winning look was a bit young looking so I’m looking forward to hearing what others love about this look. As it it summer, I voted for the second runner up because maci’s tend to be my go-to date night outfit and I love the idea of the denim jacket to dress it down a bit. And, we all know, you just can’t go wrong with black and white.

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