By: Kaylin Meyer

Did you just score yourself a first date from a chance meeting, a mutual friend or perhaps even an app (no judgement you Tinder-ers)? In any case, you never know when a new cutie is going to pop up and ask you out – and when that happens, you need to be prepared…stylistically speaking.

Dressing yourself for any kind of event can be difficult, but trying to decide what to wear on a first date can be even trickier. For most, it’s a mad scramble of costume changes after costume changes looking for the right thing in your closet, only to end up feeling like you still have nothing to wear. Am I right? Well don’t you fret my dears, that’s why you have us!

[title text=”The Art of the Matter”]

Your first impression needs to be entirely you. A first date is usually nerve-wracking which is why it’s important to wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident. Don’t feel like you have to over do it to impress someone, just do you. Regardless what look you have on, when you feel good you’ll look good, guaranteed. Confidence is half the battle and that’s what makes it so vital that you feel like yourself and let cupid do all the dirty work.

That said, here are our 5 favorite first date outfits under $45!

[title text=”1) Less is More”]

Want to play it casually cool? Try wearing minimalism by rocking this Kat Cut Away Side Shift Mini Dress for only $35, available at Boohoo (4.6%/10.6% Cashback). To me, this dress screams effortlessly foxy and fashionably savvy. Have you been wanting to wear a statement necklace? Go ahead and give it a whirl, this mini dress is the perfect blank canvas for a statement piece. Or try pairing this splendid little number with your favorite scarf and lengthy pendant. No matter what, this look is indefinitely a contemporary fashion must do!

Kat Cut Away Side Shift Mini Dress ($35), Photo by Boohoo

Kat Cut Away Side Shift Mini Dress ($35), Photo by Boohoo

[title text=”2) Boho Luxe”]

Show your carefree spirit in this statement Pasty Woven Kimono Maxi for only $35, available at Boohoo (4.6%/10.6% Cashback). This look assures you are dressing the playful part and looking extra fabulous while doing so! Plus, this flirty maxi will help you feel confident and ready to rock your first date.

Pasty Woven Kimono Maxi ($35), Photo by Boohoo

Pasty Woven Kimono Maxi ($35), Photo by Boohoo

[title text=”3) Be Ready for Anything”]

On a first date, activities can range from dinner to a movie to dancing. So, make sure all your bases are covered and you’re ready to run with the wind. Try rocking this super easy-going, totally go with the flow Long Sleeve Jumpsuit by LightInTheBox (3%/9% Cashback) for only $36.65. It’s nothing but the perfect look for breezy days and hot (date) nights!

Women's Print Inelastic Medium Long Sleeve Jumpsuits ($36.65), Photo by LightInTheBox

Women’s Print Inelastic Medium Long Sleeve Jumpsuits ($36.65), Photo by LightInTheBox

[title text=”4) The Modern Romantic”]

You don’t want to be enviously staring at other girls outfits while you’re out on your first date, do you? No, you want them to all be looking at you! Duh. If you want to impress your date as well as everyone that surrounds – wear these Women’s Fashion Wide Leg Pants ($22.99), available at LightInTheBox (3%/9% Cashback) with this Sally Cut Out Bralet ($20), available at Boohoo (4.6%/10.6 Cashback). Your natural beauty will rise to the top and your adorable look of effortless innocence will be beaming.

 

Women's Fashion Wide Leg Pants ($22.99), Photo by LightInTheBox | Sally Cut Out Bralet ($20), Photo by Boohoo

Women’s Fashion Wide Leg Pants ($22.99), Photo by LightInTheBox | Sally Cut Out Bralet ($20), Photo by Boohoo

[title text=”5) A Feast for the Eye”]

As mentioned, on first dates you don’t always know where the night is going to take you. However, it is important you at least find out if you need to be a tid-bit on the dressy side. If so, then bring on the heat with some feminine mystique! Wear this striking Never Mesh a Beat Black Maxi Dress ($44), available at Lulu’s (4.6%/10.6 Cashback). It’s tastefully romantic, to say the least and ladies, that’s a first date no brainer if you ask me!

 

Never Mesh a Beat Black Maxi Dress ($44), Photo by Lulu’s

Never Mesh a Beat Black Maxi Dress ($44), Photo by Lulu’s

It’s a first date after all, so wherever the day or night takes you – treat yourself to a new little number. If you’re in the market for other accessories to top off your look, shop on DubLi and save with Cashback. We know you will look absolutely perfect!

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