Summer is good for a lot of things. Sipping cool iced tea on the porch, hitting the beach or your favorite secret swimming spot, eating ice creams, taking road trips, making memories, and enjoying spectacular sunsets. Another thing that summer is good for is hot, sultry date nights.
Now that the weather has risen to a reasonable temperature, it’s time to plan your dates nights because being outdoors after sunset is finally appealing again! Since your dating schedule is back up and running again, you’ll need a few killer summer dresses. Whether you like to dance till the sun comes up or play board games on the sofa, we’ve got the perfect date night dresses for you. Let’s check them out.
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Looking for something a little more calm, ordered, and intimate? Why not spend the evening across the table from your date at a lovely restaurant? It’ll be an evening of drinks, delicious dinner, and conversation that you won’t soon forget! Since you’ll be sitting most of the evening and indulging in a scrumptious meal, you’ll want to choose a style of dress that isn’t too tight to be completely comfortable. Depending on the kind of restaurant you’re at, you may want to choose a maxi dress or a cocktail dress. Womens designer dresses can often work for either kind of evening. A maxi dress of any kind — strappy, strapless, t-shirt, long sleeve, A-line — will work well for an average family restaurant, but you might want to dress up a little more if the restaurant is a slightly fancier place. Add heels if you like — you should sit a fair amount — or wear flats. Whichever you’re most comfortable in will work well here.
So you’re meeting at your favorite dive bar! It’s the perfect icebreaker: a relaxed, casual setting, a familiar place, great music, and delicious drinks. The only thing you’re missing is the perfect dress to wear. The best style of dress to wear on a date like this is fun, casual, and easy to move around. It’s summer, so you may want to show a little skin, and who could blame you? We chose a strappy mini dress for this occasion. Rather than getting too dolled up with heels or going too sweet and cute with ballet flats, spice up the look with a pair of ankle boots or even your favorite pair of sneakers. The strappy dress will keep you cool in the heat and make you look and feel your best, while the sneakers or ankle boots will keep your feet comfy all night. If you don’t like the idea of bare shoulders, ditch the strappy mini and opt for a T-shirt dress instead. Stick with the mini-length skirt (above the knee) — the short sleeves will balance the look while keeping you comfortable and confident.
Summertime means the amusement parks are open, and the traveling fairs are back on the road. If you and your date are the types who like to stay entertained and have a lot of energy to burn, an amusement park or fair could not be a better date night for you! If you’re planning on hitting the rollercoaster, add a pair of short shorts to whichever dress you wear! If you’re slightly less thrill junkie, a sundress or wrap dress of any length will be an adorable choice. Take a denim jacket with you to keep the look casual and in case the night gets cool, and wear comfortable walking shoes like sneakers.
If you’re having your date over to your house or heading over to his house for date night, chances are you’ve already known each other for some time. Since home dates are definitely casual occasions, we recommend that you steer clear of anything constricting, embellished, metallic, or too low-cut or short. The perfect balance here might be a bodycon dress with a medium neckline that finishes below the knees. If something loose and flowing is more of your style, choose a trapeze dress that will allow you to move around and sit comfortably all evening. Sandals or ballet flats are probably a good choice, as you might need to remove your shoes to get completely comfortable. You may be cooking or barbecuing together, sitting by an outdoor fire pit, or watching movies on the couch. Consider your plans when choosing the fabric and cut of your dress, and choose accordingly.
The movie date is the most classic date night of all. For most of the evening, you’ll be sitting in a dark room full of strangers, so you might not think your dress choice is important, but it is. Not only do you want to make your best impression on your date, but you also want to be comfortable in the cramped, often cold cinema. Unless you know that the theater runs warm, we advise that you wear a long dress, possibly even with long sleeves, if you want to stay warm. If you think that’ll be too much, opt for a t-shirt or strappy maxi dress with a cardigan or denim jacket to keep the chill at bay and go for closed shoes.
Now that your wardrobe is sorted, all that’s left to do is to enjoy your date! Have fun, stay safe, and who knows, you may start a new romantic chapter. We hope these ideas give you the confidence to be fully yourself.