If you had asked me on a date to a bowling alley when I was younger, the answer would have been a resounding no. Over the past decade, however, bowling alleys have become cooler and more modern compared to the outdated, sticky-floored places from my childhood. With the rebranding came a hipper crowd and with it a plethora of people considering going bowling together as a date-night idea. This now begs the question of what to wear on a bowling date. Don’t worry; I have you covered.
Ideally, you should keep things comfortable and casual, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Think button-down shirts styled just so, cozy sweaters, cool jeans, and more.When it comes to shoes, it’s best to stick to flat options like sneakers or slides, but you can totally make a pair of kitten heels work with the right low-key look. Just don’t forget to bring your own socks—bowling shoes are notoriously icky.
With all this in mind, I rounded up 11 inspiring outfit ideas that are perfect to wear on a future date night at a bowling alley. Check them all out below.