Most of the time, your husband probably sees you in jeans and a tee for running around with the kids, in pyjamas for slouchy nights in from of the television, or in the trousers and blazer you wear for work. That’s why dressing up for a regular date night with him is so rewarding. Not only do you feel great about yourself, but it shows how much you care and want to look your best for him. Here are just some of the beautiful dresses to choose for date night this summer:
An oldie and a goodie
The best date nights do, in a way, hark back to eras gone by, as your other half maybe opens the door for you or pulls out your chair, and you make time among the chaos of modern-day life to talk and listen to each other. So, it’s maybe only appropriate to choose a dress which was made and worn decades ago. After all, just imagine how many date nights it has been on. This one from Ballyhoo Vintage is an original 1930s piece, but it’s also very on trend this summer with its tropical, floral print. It doesn’t need much accessorising, just a simple pair of wedge heels.
Okay, this one is undeniably pricey, but it is also undeniably beautiful. In a pale aquamarine hue, this pleated dress from Burberry Prorsum manages to be prim and sexy at the same time with its demure midi length and sheer panelling. It evokes images of 1940s dance halls, with the double-layered georgette swinging as you move. Your husband can’t fail to be proud to have his arm tucked into yours as you head out for your date. Not only that, but it ticks three trend boxes in just one piece, with a hemline which falls on the calf, the delicate pastel colour and the sheer details. It would go beautifully with tan suede sandals and a boxy bag.
Pretty in pink
Pink has been a key colour since winter when everyone was clamouring to find the perfect pastel-hued coat. And, everything is still rosy this summer, whether you opt for a pink pair of jeans, pink sneakers or a girly, romantic – and bang-on-trend – peplum style dress like this design from La Redoute. With a high neckline, it flashes just a hint of back with its dipped V above the zip. It’s very similar in style to a sky blue dress showcased by Victoria Beckham on her spring/summer runway and worn by the Spice-Girl-turned-designer out and about in New York. But, while Victoria’s is deliberately tent-like and billowy, this one is much more wearable and flattering. You could team with high sandals in a nude shade of pink with a matching clutch to continue the colour palette through your outfit.
The white dress seems to be taking over from the Little Black Dress in popularity this season. Just about every celebrity worth their fashion salt has been seen out and about in one, including Taylor Swift who had something of a princess moment in a Reem Acra gold and white gown at Prince William’s charity ball earlier in the year and Beyonce who posted images of herself to her tumblr account wearing a long and lacy white tunic dress. This ivory maxi dress from 10 Corso is a versatile number that you could dress up for dinner with metallic accessories – just as long as you don’t spill any spaghetti sauce on yourself – or down with sandals and a beach bag if your date is a day-time picnic.
Many of the big-name designers sent their models down the spring/summer runways in geometric prints, florals, or in denim. And this dress by Preen cleverly combines all three. The denim material adds a touch of casual cool to an otherwise formal shape. The sweetheart neckline is perfect for showcasing a delicate piece of jewellery and you could pick up one of the colours in the design to match with your shoes and bag, opting for chunky white sandals or strappy navy suede heels.
They’re all stunning pieces that can’t fail to remind your husband why he fell for you in the first place.