Lunch date outfits: 5 looks for ladies who lunch

Lunch is undoubtedly one of our favourite ways to spend time with loved ones, and while the colder seasons may make it more difficult to pin down plans, lunch dates shouldn’t have to retire through winter. Whether it’s a mid-week lunch with friends, or a weekend outing with family, a well-planned lunch date can be a great excuse to get out of the house this season, without spending too much time in the cold.

And, while it’s natural to want to look good and feel as comfortable as possible when lunching, dressing for winter requires a little more effort than other times of year. Thankfully, our stylists here at Lily Ella know a thing or two about ladies lunch outfits and have shared their top picks to help you look and feel your best through the colder seasons. Keep reading as we round up some of our favourite, sophisticated lunch outfits from our latest womenswear collection at Lily Ella, each paired with coordinating items designed to help you look glamorous this season.

The Eltham Dress and Bilton Gilet

A match made in heaven, this beautifully thick faux fur gilet and midi-dress combination will help you look effortlessly put-together, all while working to keep you snug and stylish. Perfect for those planning to travel to lunch and are only in need of an additional luxe layer, the autumnal tones in the Eltham dress coordinate with the tan brown Bilton gilet perfectly.

Sporting a relaxed fit, the Eltham dress is also the ideal lunch partner, as the Eltham’s soft seams gathers autumnal fabric at the waist, leaving plenty of additional wiggle room to lunch comfortably. Simply pair the Eltham dress with a pair of comfortable black or brown boots and thick wooly tights for a layered-up, luxurious look.

The Hamilton Skirt and Blazer and the Jeneva Turtleneck

Heading somewhere a little more high-key for lunch with loved ones? Opt for a fashionable outfit that’s equal parts elevated and comfortable.

For this type of occasion, we would recommend an outfit that’s appropriately formal, yet relaxed enough for afternoon wear - such as our signature autumnal Hamilton co-ord. Winter ready in a red berry hue, this stunning blazer and dress skirt combination is made from a russet red tweed and an essential part of any ladies autumn winter wardrobe. With a tulip hem shaping for a flattering fit and structured collarless jacket, this formal dress suit for ladies is one of our favourite lunch date outfits.

Simply pair with a basic black knitted top and boots for a smart-luxe look, or if you want to inject a little more excitement, opt for something more daring such as the cherry red Jeneva Turtleneck, for a bold, colour blocking moment that will keep you both on-trend and cosy.

The Angelica Jacket and Trousers

Perfect for lunch with family, particularly if you’re planning on spending quality time running around with grandchildren afterwards, the sophisticated Angelica Jacket and Trouser combination offers Lily Ella readers a stylish way to nail the off-duty look through winter. Oozing with laid-back chic, the Angelica Jacket and Trouser co-ord is the epitome of luxury loungewear. Featuring a diamond, quilted waffle fabric that is incredibly comfortable to wear, the Angelica two-piece is perfect for ladies among us who prefer to keep things simple this season.

Designed to be worn and loved through colder months, the flattering Angelica Jacket and Trousers leaves plenty of room for layering up underneath. Simply pair this coordinating set with a thick, knitted turtleneck, scarf and comfortable pair of shoes to take your look from lunch-ready to a fun-filled afternoon with family.

The Asher Coat and Claire Shawl

If you’re looking to make a winter-ready statement, the beautiful checked Aster Coat will make you look and feel a million dollars.

While the Aster’s shell pink and grey checks may appear a daunting winter choice at first glance, this beautiful, yet practical coat will bring lots of light to less than sunny days. If you’re someone who tends to shy away from colour, the key to styling this stunning Aster Coat is to keep the rest of your winter lunch look simple. Let the luxurious Aster Coat do the talking, by pairing your favourite comfortable jeans or trouser pants and a simple knitted jumper underneath.

Fully lined and available in an array of inclusive sizes for ladies of all shapes and sizes, this longline coat for ladies is an excellent winter investment and makes for a great lunch date outfit - particularly if you’re planning on enjoying a brisk winter walk afterwards. Favour an accessory or two? Style up with the Lily Ella Claire Shawl for an additional layer of warmth and sophistication.

The Cordelia Poncho

The poncho is back this season - and we’re here to celebrate this momentous occasion with the beautiful Cordelia Poncho.

While your lunch spot of choice will likely be warm and cosy, layering up staple winter-ready pieces, such as the Cordelia Poncho, will allow you to experiment with a variety of textures, all while providing an additional layer of comfort to combat the chilly weather outside.

Incorporating a poncho into your lunch outfit ideas also gives you the flexibility to keep the rest of the outfit simple, as the tassel detailing of the stunning Cordelia Poncho speaks for itself. Roomy and spacious to allow for comfortable dining, the Cordelia gives an element of drama to any outfit. Featuring a knitted polo neck to keep chills at bay, deep fringes and a textured knit, a well-designed poncho helps to pull lunch outfit ideas together, as well as flattering all types of ladies body shapes and sizes.

Simply style up our fashionable ladies poncho with your favourite casual trousers and trainers for a glamorous, lunch-ready look.

Lunch date outfits at Lily Ella

From fashionable coats made from a luxurious wool-blend for added warmth and comfort, to signature ladies dress suits and co-ords that will likely become wardrobe staples for years to come, whatever your lunch plans are this season - see them through in style with a little help from Lily Ella. Shop our full range of ladies fashionable outfit ideas online at Lily Ella.