14/08/2014 16:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Kate Beckinsale's Lesson In Dressing For A Date

Kate Beckinsale and her husband Len Wiseman were spotted leaving Mr Chow restaurant in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The couple looked smart, tanned and thanks to LA's balmy weather, Kate left her dinner date coat-free. In January. (Yep, our weather sucks.)


Still, Kate's monochrome shift dress did remind us of a few date night dressing notes.

1. Bare arms are fine, just keep the length of the skirt long.
2. Wearing open-toe sandals? In no circumstances are painted toe nails not essential.
3. A cute clutch bag keeps your look effortless and breezy. (Leave your gym bag, laptop, everyday tote at home.)
4. Wear hair up to show off what you're wearing.

And if none of that appeals? Do date night with popcorn and a good movie on the sofa. No rules apply.

More of Kate's amazing fashion moments below and if you want to feel better about any disastrous date you've experienced, read this.