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Bright, bold dresses for date night

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Dress to impress

It’s date night. Do you know what you’ll be wearing? Before you have a pre-date wardrobe meltdown, let us help. Since summer is all about bright colors, we suggest going bold where your date night dress is concerned. You’re bound to fall for one of our fashionably flirty picks.
Bow-back dress

Bow-back dress

We were instantly smitten with this bold, body-con dress featuring a gathered bow at the open back (urbanoutfitters.com, $39). The short sleeved, scoop neck dress has a slightly flared skirt (which makes it extra flirty) and looks great with either flats or heels, depending on where you’re going.
Scoop neck dress

All about aqua

Impress your date and feel great in this short silk scoop neck dress in a gorgeous shade of aquamarine (shopbop.com, $130). We love the cute slouchy hip pockets and ruching at the waist that make for a flattering silhouette. Pair with ankle booties and an oversize clutch for drool-worthy date night style.
extra-bold V-neck wrap-style dress

V-neck neon

Turn more than a few heads in this extra-bold V-neck wrap-style dress with a cinched, high waist and asymmetrical hemline (asos.com, $113). The color – an eye-popping yellow – is perfect for a hot summer date. Pair with narrow wedge heels and a statement cuff since this dress doesn’t need a lot of help standing out.
chiffon dress

Easy, breezy

Embrace the easy, breezy charm of summer in this light and airy retro-inspired double-layered chiffon dress in an all-over (and most importantly) bold abstract print (needsupply.com, $68). All you need to complete the look is a pair of strappy sandals, an armload of silver bangles and a small cross body bag (with fringe if you can find it).
chevron print dress

Bold batwing

Go for full-on glamour in this in this pretty blue and purple chevron print dress with a hefty dose of '70s-chic (vincecamuto.com, $138). We love the flirty keyhole neckline and draped batwing sleeves, not to mention that chevron is one of the must-have prints of the summer. Pair with sky high heels and lots of attitude.
sea green shift dress

Sea green shift

Your date will be pulling out all the stops the minute he sees you in this adorable and brightly hued sea green shift dress (topshop.com, $60). Simple yet stylish, we love the timeless look and clean lines of this classic dress. Platform pumps, chandelier earrings and an oversize pair of sunnies complete the look.

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