A young woman in a LOVESHACKFANCY Marsinia Dress, with fluffy sleeves stands confidently in front of a house with pink shutters, holding a large green leaf. She is accessorized with pink floral earrings.


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Fall In Love… With These Pretty Daytime Date Dresses

I love a chic date night silhouette as much as the next person, but right now, these daytime date dresses have all of my attention. Worth turning your dinner plans into lunch ones and sure to make you feel your most stylish self, you’re going to want to own every dress on this list. With spring/summer weather in mind and more opportunities for daylight plans, I’ve put together a must have edit of stunning designer silhouettes. So, will you choose a pretty pastel mini dress from Love Shack Fancy or For Love & Lemons. Or, will it be a floral midi from Farm Rio or Dianne Von Furstenberg? Either way, you’re about to fall head over heels!

Two women in matching MISA Fiorella Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dresses stand in a sunlit garden, both posing casually by a tiled bench, encompassed by lush greenery.


A woman in a BARDOT Olea Sleeveless Ruffle Midi Dress 2 stands against an old, textured wall on a narrow cobblestone street, her gaze directed downwards.


Chic Floral Midi Silhouettes Make Perfect Daytime Date Dresses

If you’re looking for daytime date dresses you can wear for any plans, I have you covered. These floral midis are chic, eternally flattering, and look great with flats or heels. You’ll also want to wear them on repeat even after your date! For example, the Olea sleeveless ruffle midi dress by Bardot. Firstly, this stunning slip dress is so pretty and utterly timeless. Secondly, the sleek silky fabric, sultry V-neckline, and ruffle detailing make for the ultimate spring/summer look you can throw on and go. Style this dress with modest heels or flat sandals and a bag depending on the dress code for your destination. I highly recommend the and Then, style it with flats for countless weekend plans, vacation days, and even dinner dates with a cute pair of heels.

Meanwhile, you can never go wrong with an off-shoulder silhouette. Especially one as pretty as the Fiorella maxi dress by Misa. Made to flatter your figure and dance in the breeze as you walk, this gorgeous, ankle-length design is one of the season’s prettiest and most versatile. Style it with heels for dressier lunch plans, or keep your look low-key with flats. I’ll be wearing mine with the Izzie knotted leather sandals by Loffler Randall and the mini Greca goddess leather shoulder bag by Versace all season long.

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  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Leopard-print Gathered Recycled-chiffon Maxi Dress

  • BARDOT Lilah Sweetheart Corset A-Line Midi Dress

  • ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER Cynthia Metallic Floral Jacquard Midi Dress

  • BARDOT Olea Sleeveless Ruffle Midi Dress

  • BARDOT Adoni Sleeveless Mesh Midi Dress

  • GANNI Net Sustain Cold-shoulder Shirred Organic Cotton-poplin Midi Dress

  • BARDOT Lola Floral Strapless Corset Dress

  • BARDOT Amika Floral Print Satin Midi Dress

  • LOVERS + FRIENDS Anja Dujaković Jade Gown

  • LIKELY Hara Mini Dress

  • REFORMATION Irisa Dress

  • REFORMATION Evianna Linen Dress

  • PORRIDGE Rosette Denim Slim Mini Dress

  • LE SUPERBE Day Shifter Mini Dress

  • MILLY Flowers of Spain Linen Blend Midi Sundress

  • REFORMATION Evianna Puff Sleeve Linen Dress

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Chiara Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

  • LOVESHACKFANCY Marsinia Dress

  • MISA Fiorella Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress

  • FARM RIO Sleeveless Beaded Midi Dress

  • DÔEN Elisabeth Floral-print Silk-crepon Midi Dress

  • V. CHAPMAN Avignon Ruffled Corset Mini Dress

  • DÔEN Dianne Dress

  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Etta Tiered Floral-print Woven Maxi Dress


Romantic Daytime Date Dresses Too Pretty To Miss

Whether you’re meeting for a summer stroll or heading to a great new spot for lunch, these romantic daytime date dresses are all you’ll want to wear. Firstly, the Avignon ruffled corset mini dress by V. Chapman is one of the cutest mini silhouettes of the season. I adore its pretty lavender hue, ruffle straps, and tiered mini skirt. Pair it with the small white Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag by Gucci and silver Mary Jane Shelly flats by Jeffrey Campbell for ultimate warm-weather date vibes!

Finally, day dates or not, the Lola strapless corset dress by Bardot deserves a top spot in your summer lineup. Wear yours for romantic plans with the Musubi leather cross-body bag by Acne Studios. Then, add the Stina patent leather mules by Aeyde. You’ll feel flawless the moment you step out for the day.

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A woman stands confidently, wearing a V. CHAPMAN Avignon Ruffled Corset Mini Dress with bow details on the shoulders and silver ballet flats, against a neutral gray background.


A woman in a BARDOT Lola Floral Strapless Corset Dress and pink heels looks down thoughtfully as she slightly lifts her dress while standing against a plain grey background.


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