How to dress for a summer date night

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How to dress for a summer date night
"There are few things I enjoy more than a dressy date night in the summer." - Jess, The Golden Girl 
"Whether you’re on vacation, or stay-cation, there’s nothing better than a patio, a couple seasonal cocktails, and the perfect flowing, feminine frock." - Jess, The Golden Girl
"My husband often wants to go casual for date night so he can wear sandals and shorts, but every once in a while I force him to put on his jeans and dress shoes so I can put on a dress and heels." - Merrick, Merrick's Art
"If we're going dressy, I always go for a dress." - Merrick, Merrick's Art
"This perfected dress by Nha Knah is my first choice when fashioning a date night stunner, especially with its high-low detailing and show-stopping color." - Jessi, The Darling Detail
"Then there are those accessories, which are always my favorite outfit accent. I like to stick to a minimal look to really emphasize the classic features of a stunner dress like this one." - Jessi, The Darling Detail 

"If there were one item in my closet that screams date night with Dave, this would be it..." - Liz, Sequins & Stripes

"...A special dress that shows a bit more skin than I would normally wear, fits a little bit tighter, and makes me feel really good about myself." - Liz, Sequins & Stripes
"I've been on the hunt for the perfect travel-ready outfits, and have gotten pretty much everything that I'll need. I'm making sure to pack accordingly for travel days, days out exploring, days out relaxing -- and one category I didn't want to overlook is date night." - Krystal, A Pinch of Lovely

"I get to take out all of the worrying about comfortable shoes and what sort of purse to wear and really get to focus on feeling pretty in one of the most beautiful parts of the world." - Krystal, A Pinch of Lovely

"This light blouse plus ripped jeans look has become my go-to date night outfit." - Kat, With Love From Kat
"It’s appropriate in a variety of settings, which is crucial because sometimes we’ll start the night at a fancier restaurant and end it at a cozy, little bar down the street." - Kat, With Love From Kat
"Although the husband and I eat dinner together most nights, it is always fun to ditch the workout clothes or sweats and get dressed up and go to dinner." - Amy, Dallas Wardrobe
"Since summer nights tend to be much warmer, I always opt for dresses. I found this bold L'Agence dress and I thought it would be perfect for a night out in Dallas or for upcoming trips." - Amy, Dallas Wardrobe

We love getting dressed up for a date night, but we must admit -- they're so much better in the summer. Summer Fridays, weekend trips to the beach, and extended travels mean all the more extra time to get dressed up for a fun night on the town.

Luckily, Neiman Marcus has solved the question of what to wear with their wide selection of brands to choose your date night look from. Some of them are old favorites, and a few are new-to-us lines, but none the less, there are plenty of flirty dresses to style for your night out. A few bloggers from our contributor network have already put together a few of their favorite date night looks, so you don't have to go far for inspiration. Click through the gallery to see them all.

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