Inside: 51 Cute bowling outfit ideas for everyone hanging out with friends or going on a date.

Bowling is one of America’s favorite pastimes for family time, rainy day activities, and dates when you want something else to do other than see a movie or eat dinner together. Bowling is fun and interactive, and is so casual that you feel comfortable in just about anything. 

But if “too casual” isn’t your vibe exactly, and you like to give at the very least a “cute casual”, then you probably need some inspiration for what’s comfortable enough to wear to the bowling alley, but also trendy and stylish. 

If you’re hanging with your fam or on a date, here are some outfits for any occasion to go to the bowling alley for a fun afternoon.

Cute bowling outfits

Enjoy your time together and crush the competition while looking your cutest, but not over the top! Bowling is such a fun activity to just be in the moment, but you can do it confidently knowing you look good. 

Two women in cute casual bowling outfits

Cute Bowling Outfits

Looking cute while participating in really casual activities like bowling is always tricky, if you don’t like to look like you tried too hard. But some people just have the cute gene, and always want to look cute anyway. 

If that’s you, and want to find the perfect balance of cute outfits and bowling outfits, then these are for you! Photos and videos are likely going to be posted to someone’s social media, so why not look ready for it? Here’s some cute bowling outfits. 

  1. Perfect Denim
  2. Shorts and Sweatshirt
  3. Twill Set
  4. Chunky Cardigan
  5. Oversized Button Up
  6. Stripes and Denim
  7. White and Khaki 
  8. Sweater Vest

Bowling is so fun, and looking cute for every fun outing is a personality trait at this point, so check out these outfit ideas for some inspiration for the next time you go bowling. 

  1. Graphic Tee and Biker Shorts
  2. Crop top and Cargos
  3. Slouchy Slacks
  4. Denim Jacket
  5. White on White
  6. Slouchy Cool Girl

Two girls in casual outfits perfect for bowling

What To Wear Bowling

The crossover between cute and casual outfits is a tough one, always hoping it’s enough but not too much, and sending the usual: “What are you wearing” texts to your friends to make sure you’re all on the same page. Odds are, even without the text, you would all be on par for a bowling night, but just in case, go ahead and send the text.

Are you more of a sweats or a jeans gal? I guess it depends on the company! If your crush is going to be there, you’re probably going to want to try a little more than just your usual sweats you wear for any casual outing. But it’s still just a fun hang out, so throw something together and have a good time.

Finding the middle of what athleisure trend can you dip into right now and making sure you look put together is the sweet spot. So here’s some ideas to get the ball rolling!

  1. The Perfect Set
  2. Sweatshirt and Jeans
  3. Layered Onsie
  4. Overalls Romper
  5. Put Together Workout Set
  6. Classic GAP
  7. Baggy Denim Shorts
  8. Work Jumpsuit
  9. Scarf Accent
  10. Oversized Leather

What you should wear bowling is simple: Literally anything goes. Dress for how you want to feel, but other than that there are very few wrong answers for a good bowling fit!   

  1. Preppy Girl
  2. Button Up 
  3. Dress Shorts and Ribbed Tank
  4. Oversized Tee

Two girls in outfits for a bowling date

Bowling Date Outfits

Bowling dates are a blast, and hopefully you’re comfortable enough with the person so not be embarrassed to ask for the bumpers! One thing that helps ease that conversation is knowing you look good at least. 

Again, there aren’t many wrong answers for the question: “what to wear bowling,” but a date always feels like higher stakes. So gather some inspiration for what to wear on a bowling date and get going, you’re going to have fun no matter what. 

  1. Leather Pants and Graphic Tee
  2. All Black Baddie 
  3. White and Cream
  4. One Shoulder Set

Your date will be obsessed with you either way, for showing off and winning, or for your endearing way of losing. But take it up a notch with a cute outfit they won’t be able to get out of their head! 

  1. Accessorized Knit Set
  2. Back to the Basics
  3. White Jeans
  4. Jeans and Bodysuit

Dates can be tough if you’re thinking about all the little things: your conversation, your laugh, not embarrassing yourself while bowling, and everything in between. If you go into it confident about your outfit, it’s a game changer! 

Don’t stress the little things, put together a perfect outfit that you don’t have to think twice about and have a good time.

  1. Utility Romper
  2. Gingham Pants
  3. Clean Linen Shorts
  4. Muscle Top

If they’re taking you to do something fun like bowling, they’re likely looking forward to having a relaxing and fun time with you! You’ll blow them away in outfits life this (in addition to your bowling skills). 

  1. Trousers and Graphic Tee
  2. Linen Jumpsuit
  3. Cargos
  4. Leather Shorts

Two casual bowling outfits

Outfits To Wear To The Bowling Alley

Going bowling should be fun and relaxing, so don’t spend time stressing on an outfit. Jeans, leggings, sweats, anything goes! Obviously I would stay away from skirts and dresses, but after that it’s all up for grabs. 

You probably have hundreds of perfect outfits for bowling hanging in your closet right now, but if you need any inspiration to figure out how to piece those outfits together, we are your source. Here’s outfits to wear to a bowling alley.

  1. Sweater Vest
  2. Linen Top
  3. Flare Leggings
  4. Cropped Sweater
  5. Striped Jeans
  6. Flannels

Good news is, anything goes at the bowling alley! No matter what you pick, any amount of effort will show and you’ll probably be best dressed at the alley. 

Casual outings are fun for dressing up a little unnecessarily or dressing down and really just wearing your favorite athletic set and looking good while doing it! 

  1. Leather Jacket
  2. Oversized Denim
  3. Mom Cut Denim

Choosing interesting outfits for something so casual and normal as bowling can be tough. Knowing that you want to look cute but don’t have to is a fun reason to put together a cute outfit that doesn’t have too much riding on it. Enjoy your time with your friends and family, but be ready for anything in an outfit inspired by this post.

Go out there and win, or at least have fun if you lose and remember that if you’re photographed, you came ready for a close up. As long as you avoid uncomfortable pieces like skirts and dresses that you’ll be worried about all night, you’ll be fine.

 Luckily, just about everything trending these days has more of a causal influence, which is perfect for dates like these.  The casual vibes of today’s style choices is the perfect trend to rely on while choosing your outfits for bowling! The possibilities are endless, so put together your perfect outfit and get to the alley!

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