Tis’ the season to be flirty. We love a good romance story and Christmas in South Africa could be the time you write yours. It’s the time of year where everyone gets to wind down and enjoy the summer weather. It is also the perfect time to pursue or intensify romance. If you’re looking to get merry and bright with that special someone, we have some date and outfit inspo that are sure to get you kissing under the mistletoe. 


Christmas markets 2022

1. The Linden Market: Christmas Edition

The Linden Market is a great place to relax and take in the summer sun. There are over 150 vendors all selling locally produced goods for you and your date to enjoy. Stop by the Differently stall and shop our summer styles on the 26th and 27th of November. If you are on a date, we’ll give you a 20% discount to make your date that much sweeter. 

Outfit Idea: The Dancing Queen Halter Dress

Tiered Maxi Summer Dress

You can’t go wrong with a tiered silhouette. Our Dancing Queen Halter Dress is perfect for the heat (and we’re not talking about the weather 😉).

2. The Field Market: Christmas & November 2022 Edition

If you’re looking for a less crowded and more romantic market, The Field Market is the place to be. Take your date on a shopping spree and choose Christmas gifts together. Enjoy a picnic under the trees while listening to some great local jams on the 12th and 25th of November. 

Outfit Idea: It’s My Party Dress

Halter Neck Midi Summer Dress

This It's My Party Dress will have you looking Fa la la la-bulous. The low back is elegant yet alluring, and don’t get us started on the double side slits! The colours are fun and flirty yet the dress is light and breathable for the summer weather.

Christmas wreath

 You might be wondering if wreath making is really the most romantic date to be going on. And well no, it’s not. However, it is one of the more intimate dates you can take that special someone on. Getting creative is a great way to break the ice as it doesn't require much conversation to begin with. At the same time, you’re both going to get a beautiful handmade boho wreath out of it. Teneale Coetzee Creations often has wreath-making workshops which she advertises on her Instagram page and website. We just love her exquisite and unique floral creations. 

Outfit Idea: Midi Petal Wrap Dress - Olive Garden

Midi Wrap Dress - Green

How perfect is our Midi Petal Wrap Dress for this activity? It just screams botanical babe and is light and flowy. 


Johannesburg Christmas lights

If you live in Jozi then you are well aware of the Melrose Christmas light display. Take your date on a stary night tour and have a romantic dinner at one of the many restaurants at Melrose. 

An important tip: Have dinner first and see the lights later in the evening. There is nothing less romantic than standing in a crowd of people who decided to bring their ENTIRE family to see the lights. By 8pm, the screaming children will have dispersed. 

Outfit Idea: Midi Petal Wrap Dress - Black Dotty

Midi Wrap Dress - Black

A classic black dress is always in order for a romantic date night dinner. Opt for some low heels or pumps, a simple bag, and a bright red lip to tie the look together. 

Clay Cafe Big Red Barn

If you’re looking to do something fun and completely different, try pottery. The Clay Cafe is a gorgeous little shop at the Big Red Barn where you can munch on delicious baked goods and paint yourself a homemade Christmas gift, from the heart. The Clay Cafe also offers a range of wines and cocktails, so tipsy pottery anyone?

Outfit Idea: Petal Wrap Dress - Mint Flower Power

Mini Summer Dress - Blue

Bring out your inner flower power princess with our Petal Wrap Dress in mint. It is comfortable, light, and has the cutest daisy flower print. Pair with some white scandals and a pink bag you have yourself a pretty pottery date look. 

Christmas movie ideas

This is for the couples that feel like being holly and jolly in the comfort of their homes. Put on a classic Christmas movie (no hallmark movies please, you don’t want to end the date before it’s even begun), make some themed sweets and treats, and have a quiet movie night, just the two of you. 

Some Christmas snacks inspo: Click Here 

A list of our favourite romantic Christmas movies: 

  1. Holidate
  2. Last Christmas
  3. The Holiday (of course)
  4. The Grinch 
  5. Love Actually
  6. Happiest Season

Outfit Idea: Loungewear Shorts & Over the Top Cami

Get cosy and comfy in our Loungewear Shorts - Grey paired with our Over the Top Cami - Sheer

You can find all the outfit suggestions on our website by either clicking on the images above or view our latest arrivals by clicking here. We wish you a merry Christmas and may your dates be merry and bright.