Dating is complicated enough, and yet we still have to worry about what to wear to impress that person we fancy. Luckily, there’s no need to sacrifice style for comfort. Here are a few tried-and-true formulas including intricate textures, sleek silhouettes and, of course, a pair of failsafe flats. Each one is as flattering to every body type as they are fashion-forward.
I hope you’ve already started cleaning out your closet for spring, because that means you’ll have more room for new purchases!
1. Monochrome Tulle Midi Dress from NAIN
You can’t go wrong with a sweet monochrome dress, and this long-sleeved option has a pretty tulle midi skirt that’ll make you hard to miss. Just be sure to opt for some gold-tone jewelry and slick pointed-toe shoes to pull off the look.
2. Bright Red Mini Dress from Envy Look
If you’re in the mood to go short and bold in rich red hues, give this mini dress a try! With lovely puff sleeves and an eye-catching shade, it easily heats things up without trying too hard. A pair of ankle boots is all it takes to pull the look together.
3. Scallop-Trimmed Lace Dress from DEEPNY
There’s something subtly sexy and flirty about a pastel lace dress, even if it has a demure band collar and midi skirt like this one. The scallop trim truly makes a statement. Pair it with ballerina flats for an easy date night look that transitions well from day to night.
4. Longline Shirtdress from DABAGIRL
The classic button-up isn’t just for work. This crisp shirtdress is an easy go-to for a date. Ditch the heels and opt for a springy pair of flats.
5. Plaid Blazer Dress from KOTA
Want a one-and-done outfit that’s not a typical dress? You might get behind this blazer dress covered in classic plaid! The tailored cut keeps it effortlessly polished. It’s perfect for any parties upcoming on your calendar. Just finish off with a fun clutch.
6. Floral Wrap Maxi Dress with Slit from NAK21
Here comes a fresh palette of pretty pinks and blues! The seasonal florals are such a fun way to spice up this flattering wrap dress. The thigh-high slit offsets the maxi length and makes heads turn.
7. Patterned Blazer with Bishop Sleeves from PPGIRL
Moving into spring, the weather can be rather unpredictable, and the perfect way to combat that is a transitional cardigan that’s great for layering. This fun patterned topper can be layered on top of a blouse or tee for a polished-meets-casual look. The square buttons and bishop sleeves add dressy flair.
8. Heeled Slingback Sandals from chuu
Are you as excited about liberating your feet from heavy boots as I am right now? Here’s something lighter and brighter that’ll do the trick. Wear these comfy mid-heeled sandals with a casual outfit, topped off with gold jewelry for a sweet touch. Or embrace a 90s vibe and wear them with a skirt suit – because why not?
9. Pointed Mary Jane Flats from MONOBARBI
Thanks to the equally flattering and pulled-together appeal of these pointed flats, I can’t help wearing them on dates. Complete with a retro Mary Jane strap, this monochrome style pairs perfectly with printed dresses.
10. Rhinestone Flats from MONOBARBI
Distinctive details like the smooth texture and playful bits of bling make these lovely ballerina flats versatile enough to be worn with practically any outfit. The perfect early-spring shoes, they’re like jewelry for your feet.