Ever since I was little, there was nothing I loved more than dressing up, and as an adult, this is still true. Of course, having a reason to get dressed up over the past few years has waxed and waned depending upon lockdown measures. Luckily, as cities around the globe begin to ease restrictions, there are a host of things to get dressed up for again—a night at the opera, a gallery opening, a wedding, and, best of all, date night. There’s nothing more lovely, in my opinion, than slipping into the perfect dress and hitting the town with your loved one. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I, too, overthink what to wear for a date.
Depending on what you have planned for date night, the climate, and your style, the ensemble choices for the evening can be infinite, which is why having a great date-night dress on hand is the safest call. Dresses work for any situation (such as a casual dinner date or tickets to the ballet). You just have to find the right dress for the occasion. You won’t have to search too hard, though, as I’ve rounded up 55 of the best date-night dresses to shop online right now. From sweet to spicy, casual to formal, there’s a dress ahead for every type of rendezvous.