18 Gobsmacking Dresses To Wear On Your Next Date

The first thing that comes to every girls mind when she knows she has a date night on the calendar is a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness —namely the idea that we could  be meeting the man of our dreams, someone you might really like.

While the sheer idea of this is incredibly exciting—it can also be seriously stress-inducing. Before a date, there are a million things that come to our mind, one of the most stressful things leading up to a first date is finding what to wear. After all, the sartorial stakes are never higher than when your meeting someone for the first time and that person will have all their attention on you. Too serious, and be unapproachable. Too stylish, and you’ll look too flippant; too sexy, and you’ll look, well, not like girl-friend material. So, what to wear?

As exciting as prepping for a date can be, we know it can sometimes be seriously stress-inducing. One can attribute some of the stress to nervous jitters,  and while we can’t always completely, we want to look our best, but also to show a lack of any serious sartorial effort. So, we thought we’d take some of that stress off your shoulders by rounding up some of the best date night dresses from our favorite brands. All dresses are tried, tested and trued.

Scroll through now to find your perfect date night dress — starting at $35!

Boohoo Boutique Lace Satin Trim Maxi Dress
boohoo Boohoo Boutique Lace Satin Trim Maxi Dress ($53)
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Cora ZIP-FRONT DRESS
Reiss Cora ZIP-FRONT DRESS ($340)
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 ANTOINETTE DRESS
NIGHTCAP ANTOINETTE DRESS ($385)
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Warehouse Tuck Neck Pencil Maxi Dress
Warehouse Warehouse Tuck Neck Pencil Maxi Dress ($129)
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Amanda Uprichard Manhattan Dress
Amanda Uprichard Amanda Uprichard Manhattan Dress ($224)
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Ted Baker Bodycon Dress With Overlay in Ethereal Posie Print
Ted Baker Ted Baker Bodycon Dress With Overlay in Ethereal Posie Print ($290)
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Motel Kasmira Dress
Motel Motel Kasmira Dress ($60)
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NBD Girls Night Out Dress
NBD NBD Girls Night Out Dress ($158)
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American Eagle Outfitters AEO Mock Neck Cutout Dress
American Eagle Outfitters American Eagle Outfitters AEO Mock Neck Cutout Dress ($39.95)
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Maya Vintage Embellished Maxi Dress
Maya Maya Vintage Embellished Maxi Dress ($154)
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Kaufman Franco Strapless Linear Pave Baguette Dress, Aluminum
Kaufman Franco Kaufman Franco Strapless Linear Pave Baguette Dress, Aluminum ($1900.50)
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Lipstick Boutique Ava Off Shoulder Bandage Dress
Lipstick Boutique Ava Off Shoulder Bandage Dress ($73)
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Double-faced wool crepe dress
J.Crew Double-faced wool crepe dress ($228)
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self-portrait Azalea Dress
Self-Portrait self-portrait Azalea Dress ($560)
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Ted Baker Cut Out Back Detail Dress
Ted Baker Ted Baker Cut Out Back Detail Dress ($306)
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Glamorous Petite Paisley Print Plunge Front Tea Dress
Glamorous Petite Paisley Print Plunge Front Tea Dress ($64)
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Walking Canucks
Zarita Lace Dress
Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress ($348)
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LONG SLEEVE BOHO MINI DRESS
CHASER LONG SLEEVE BOHO MINI DRESS ($140)
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Wooster Dress
Reformation Wooster Dress ($268)
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Which dress is your favorite? Tell us below!