No-Fail Date Night Dresses

Written by on January 31, 2013 in Fashion - 10 Comments
Asos TFNC Fit and Flare dress

We’ve all been there–date night starts in a couple of hours, and you’re standing in front of your closet with no clue what to put on. What if your go-to little black dress is too fancy for a movie date? And that cute swing dress you just know Zooey Deschanel would wear would be perfect…if you were going mini-golfing instead of to a wine bar. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up a variety of dresses that will wow your date, no matter what your occasion or style!

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  • A chic silhouette paired with a fun color makes this dress perfectly semi-formal. Elizabeth & James ($198.99)

  • Little black dresses are always in style, and we love the pearl embellishment on this mini. Forever21 ($32.80)

  • A stylish drop waist balances casual thermal fabric for a laid-back, but not lazy look. Zara ($79.90)

  • We love how this dress’s bright-but-elegant color and playfully sophisticated embellishments make it easy to dress up or down at a whim. Miss Selfridge ($85)

  • A body con dress with mesh cut-outs in eye-popping white will be a stunner at any formal occasion. Topshop ($90)

  • This swingy, playful frock is perfect for casual daytime dates. Nonoo ($450)

  • Go all out vixen in this classy leather-embellished LBD. Club Monacco ($229)

  • This flirty dress walks the line between dressed-up and laid-back, so you can style it to meet your date night needs.BB Dakota ($68)

  • A red dress with a daring neckline and classic cut will leave your date speechless. Asos ($70.16)

  • Anna Lynn Doster

    All these dresses are for women with no bust! I’m a size 4 who wears a C-cup. None of these would look at all flattering. How about some dresses for people without boxy frames?

    • kks

      I think the Topshop one might look good on someone with a bust. Just depends on where that horizontal mesh strip falls. I really only liked the Topshop and club monaco dress. The Zara one was not flattering on the model at all.

    • Jessica Brookman @ N*O

      It’s just the demographic they’re trying to hit. fuckers.

    • Kate

      You might be surprised what can look good when you put it on–I’m also a 4 w/ a C cup and some boxy/shift style dresses work. It’s a matter of the fabric and how well it drapes as much as it is the cut!

  • Skirt PR

    Especially loving that purple number! Nothing better than getting dressed up for Date Night :).

  • Kim Humes

    Nice dresses – particularly liked the 1st, 2nd last and last. However, most of these I would not feel comfortable wearing as a short curvy girl – most of these cuts would be unflattering on anyone shaped like me (esp the drop-waist and lace peplum right around the butt?? Nuh-uh). Love your site, but I think you should consider a larger variety of body types for these kinds of posts! Just a thought :)

  • SM

    I wouldn’t wear any of these on date night. Bad choices, ladies.

  • Hannah

    How about something for those of us that aren’t eight foot tall and 100 pounds? Not meaning to be snarky but maybe a wider range of figures should be considered when rounding up ideas for what to wear on date night (or any night)…

  • sam

    Is this a joke? Most of these things are fugly

  • Erin

    So standing in front of the closet with 2 hours to go we have to buy all 9 dresses most of which would not suit anyone who isn’t amazingly tall and skin and bones. I just don’t like that you have to buy these particular dresses. Wouldn’t it be better to say oh the peplum one is good on casual dates etc.

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