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Summer is here, and this year, it’s about hope, recovery, and having the most fun you possibly can! Even if COVID has brought things to a new normal where you live, there’s no reason to believe you can’t go out, (safely) have fun, or meet new people. For example, as our dating lives return back to normal, you might be asking yourself what to wear on a first date.

Whether you’ve been out a lot or not, many of us have seen both outdoors and on social media that Summer 2021 is in full swing, and we’ve never been more impressed with the kinds of shopping choices we ladies have! So without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to some of the hottest trends to wear on your first date this summer.

Midi Dress

Looking for the perfect balance between chic and sexy? That’s practically why the midi dress was created! So whether you’re looking for something solid-colored, form-fitting, or just unbelievably classy, this is totally THE summer for flattering dresses and beautiful calves.

The Simply Sexy and Stunning Choice

If you’re wondering what to wear on a first date and want to make an impression, then this dress will absolutely blow the socks off your date. Studies have already shown that wearing red can make you more attractive to the opposite sex, but this dress takes things to another level. Already a sleeveless and bodycon dress, this red midi is snug in all the right places to compliment your curves in the best way possible. Perhaps best of all, it’s available in all sizes and multiple different colors. If you want to take your sex appeal to the max while still keeping things relatively covered up, then this is your dress. We also thought of another word for this dress: magic!

The Indisputably Polished and Versatile Choice

If you’re looking for a high-quality midi dress brought to you by two very reputable brands (dress by Topshop and retailed by Asos), then this is one for you. First of all, we love the rich cream color for its versatility – it would go wonderfully with some gold earrings or an elegantly buckled purse. But it is by no means plain; this jersey with a crew neck is also ribbed and form-fitting in the most refined way possible. Your curves will show, but this dress will elegantly flow around them in a way that highlights without necessarily hugging them. Basically, if you want to impress your date as a high-value and tasteful lady, this dress will help do the talking for you. It’s the kind of dress that makes a casual date for lunch or even at a coffee shop that much more memorable.

The Forever Classy, Elegant Black Dress

Everyone’s heard of the LBD (or Little Black Dress), but what about the kind of black dress that makes you look like a supermodel? Or perhaps the black dress that’s seen at a 3-star Michelin restaurant? This unbelievably elegant black midi dress is both simple and a statement piece at the same time. While it is a bodycon dress, the magic of the black color means it won’t appear to hug your figure so much as very fittingly flow over it. You’ve really got the best of both worlds. On top of that, the square neckline and split hem at the front will remind you that both you and Cinderella have something in common. As appropriate in a ballroom as it is at a fine dinner, this dress demands accessories that are both high-end and formal, so make sure your date doesn’t disappoint with their wardrobe choice either.

Heeled Platform Sandals

The quintessential footwear of summer, heeled platform sandals are simultaneously fun, flirty, and comfortable. Many are even quite dressy, but they’re never overly formal. So whether you’re planning on adding a few inches, matching your well-picked dress, or just showing off how cute your feet are, we’ve got some of our team’s favorites for you!

The Casual Choice

Looking for something that’s simply cute, comfortable, and stylish? These are your shoes! Well-reviewed, these pink heeled platforms are super easy to slip on, really comfortable, and have excellent slip-resistance. But most of all, they’re really really cute! While they’re definitely on the casual side, these shoes pair really well with more colorful and casual dresses. Moreover, these shoes are playful, flirtatious, and fun, and that’s the vibe you’ll pass onto your date. Not a bad first impression to make!

The Formal/Party Choice

What do we love about these shoes so much? Is it the extra 6”? Well, as much as we love those too, we’re kind of nuts about the metallic finish. These are the kind of heels that can fit anywhere – at a dinner, party, formal event, and most certainly a date. On top of that, the versatile color means they’ll match lots of outfits. Basically, if you’re scrutinizing what to wear on a first date, stop thinking and put a pair of these on!

Hoop Earrings

The main allure of hoop earrings is their expressiveness, which is why they’re perfect for summer. Whether you’re outdoors or shopping at a mall, hoop earrings can instantly signify taste, personality, and chicness. However, while there is a huge variety of hoop earrings out there, we’ll direct you to our very favorites.

The Unique Choice

We absolutely adore this twisted wave design. They can’t really be called dainty, but they do have a delicateness about them that makes them simultaneously cute and interesting (which might be highlighting some of your best traits). Whether it’s the look you like or the one you want by association, these hoops make a clear statement of taste and distinction – you’re a gal who knows what she likes!

The Dainty Choice

The gold-plated earrings, on the other hand, are relatively dainty, and hence their biggest allure is that they’re exceptionally cute and classy. Maybe you were debating between wearing studs, something chunkier, or hoops? These earrings are a happy medium between them all and reflect a certain elegance. Choose these summer hoops to pair with either a more subtle or formal dress – those who should take notice will take notice.

So did you agree with our recommendations of midi dresses, heeled platform sandals, and hoop earrings for what to wear on a first date? Would you say these are the ideal summer choices for 2021, or were there some other important trends you also thought we should include? Either way, we would love to hear your thoughts! Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram @successible_life. As we also love to hear and see what our readers are doing, just use #SuccessibleFashion for a chance to be reposted if you’ve got a summer date night fit that you’ve absolutely got to show off! And good luck putting together your look – we’re here for you, and we’re sure you’ll knock ‘em dead!

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