What to Wear on Your Summer (First) Date

Summer Date Dress

Here’s another dress I last wore in winter that I dug out for a nice summer dinner date. The color and print are actually more summer than winter, and in fact, I thought it would be fun to style it like I was on some sort of tropical vacation. I added the brown accessories to dress it down and feel more like Tahiti than Austin.

Here are a few tips for a stunner of a first date dress:

  • Show a little skin, but not too much. I like the high neckline of this dress because it balances out the shorter length. Even though I am showing leg, I don’t feel like I am giving the impression that it’s gonna be that kind of a date. Even if it might be (wink wink).
  • Have fun with a little color or print. I mean, you aren’t boring, so why should you wear head to toe navy in the middle of the summer when you’re trying to impress? Wear something that’s fun. It will make you feel more fun, and then your date will be more fun. Unless your date is boring, which is another issue entirely.
  • Hide your nerves with some print. This print is flattering because it’s smaller, and it acts as camouflage for the belly AND sweat. This way you can eat all you want and sweat all you want and you wont get too distracted by it. You can focus more on flirting when you’re wearing a print!
  • Find a dress that flatters your body shape. This dress is gathered into a little knot in front, which is a great style for creating curves. You don’t need a waist when the dress does it for you!
  • Here are a few other dresses that I found on asos.com, all under $100, which might be cute for a first date….

    Great dress for creating curves on boyish figures!

    Great dress for creating curves on boyish figures!

    Fun print to hide a larger lower half and accentuate your arms!

    Here's a flattering dress for curvy ladies!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed my little walk down first date lane. I also have a service custom-designed to create tons of first (and hopefully second, third, and fourth) date looks for you so that you never have to waste time worrying about what to wear again! Check out my Causal Sort, Shop, and Style Service! And also more pictures of my little tropical-inspired date outfit…

    Summer Date Dress

    Summer Date Dress

    Dress: F21, Shoes: Madewell, Necklace: Kendra Scott

    Summer Date Dress

    July 5, 2011

18 Responses to What to Wear on Your Summer (First) Date

  1. You have a killer body and you look utterly fab in that dress.

  2. Those are such great tips! Since I’m newly single, I’m going to be needing all the first date help I can get. Love that dress- it looks so lovely on you :)

  3. Cute dress! Love the summer dress tips, also. That 2nd dress has ME written all over it! And I love the tip about wearing prints to hide sweat… it totally helps!

  4. Lyddiegal says:

    Your dress is so adorable! I love it, and I would definitely wear it on a first date… if I could ever figure out how to get one of those.

  5. Jess says:

    I love Austin-specific summer tips! It’s so hard to be fashionable when you’re dripping in sweat! (hawt..)

  6. Tanvi says:

    LOVEEE that dress and that pendant (as always!)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

  7. Sarah says:

    I love that wall and tree. Where were you? Looking hot, as usual!!

  8. Lydia says:

    Ah first dates…haven’t had one in years as I’m an old married lady. But this dress strikes me as a great summer party dress, when you want to look fun and festive but not skanky. This is the kind of thing that’s great to have on hand for Australian Christmas!

    Lydia x

  9. Jamie Rose says:

    Lovely blue dress! And great first day outfit tips. I really love how your dress accentuates your waist. I always love when a dress gives me more a waist because I don’t have a very defined one.

  10. Yes, I agree that you have a bangin’ body lady!! You totally know how to rock a mini dress. And the idea about the knot is such a great idea:) Never wouda thunk it!

  11. Stef says:

    The print is fantastic and I love the intricate way the dress is gathered at the front. And what a beautiful pendant too! Looking lovely :)

  12. laura says:

    These are cute tips! I’d use them even when I don’t date anymore! :) That dress you’re wearing is super pretty! The detail on the front is really great, and it works well with your figure! I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE that second dress you’ve picked out! It’s really lovely!

  13. Senta says:

    Great post, true tips, and aaaaawesome dress! The colour’s so nice!

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  15. Sarah Zseleczky says:

    you look fantastic!

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